Fleming's Stock is on the Rise

The Acadiana area is always one of the recruiting hotbeds in the Bayou State and college coaches are already flocking to South Louisiana to check out the numerous blue-chip prospects for '07. One of those blue-chips coaches are keeping an eye on is Lafayette-St. Thomas More safety/linebacker Grant Fleming.

Grant Fleming, a safety at St. Thomas More in Lafayette, said he was pleased with his performance at LSU's camp last week.


"Camp went really well, from listening to coaches, they seemed to think I did pretty well," said Fleming, who recorded 77 tackles, two sacks and five fumble recoveries last season. "I had a good time and it was a good experience for me."


Although the defensive scheme was different than what he was used to, the former first-team all-state standout said he was able to adapt over the three-day period.


"They run a different offense from what we run," said Fleming. "It was cool to see and I picked up on it pretty fast. I think I could keep up. They had some really good players but I think I held my own."


Fleming got a chance to meet with most of the coaches while on LSU's campus.


"I worked mostly with coach Mallory," said Fleming. "Coach Peveto, who has been recruiting me, said that the coaches were big on me and that they liked me a lot. He showed me around the place and introduced me to all the other coaches."


Although coaches at camp did not outright tell Fleming he had an offer, they did say he helped his chances during the camp.


"Coach Peveto was telling me he would really like me to play there," said Fleming. "Miles told me he has to watch me play, but that it was just going to take time. He did say that he could see an offer in the future, it was just going to take time."


If LSU were to offer, they would be one of Fleming's top choices for a number of reasons.


"It's definitely up there," said Fleming, who has offers from ULL, Houston and Southern Miss. "I like LSU's nice facilities," said Fleming. "I like the way they are always contending for a national title and I like the coaching staff a lot. They just tell you how it is. I know a couple of players who I like a lot and the atmosphere is great."


Next year, Fleming has high aspirations for his cougar team.


"Just mainly, I want to win state," he said. "That would just be awesome to be the first team to go to state and win it for our school."


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