Brian Coulter took in LSU/MSU

4-star defensive end Brian Coulter (6-4, 255, 4.7) returned home to Baton Rouge over the weekend and he was an unofficial visitor for LSU's win over Mississippi State.

Before this weekend, the standout junior college player had LSU at the bottom of his list, but after a day in Tiger Stadium, Brian Coulter said that LSU has definitely raised its stock in his mind.


"The whole experience was pretty good," said Coulter. "I feel like I got a better look and better feel for what LSU is all about."


Coulter said he hasn't set up any dates yet, but that he plans on taking official visits to Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and possibly LSU.


"All of those schools have a great history and tradition," said Coulter. "They produce good players and put guys in the NFL. The schools carry a lot of clout. When you say those names to people, their eyes get big because they know those are powerful schools and they are big names."



Coulter, who graduated from Baker H.S. in Baton Rouge and now attends Pearl River Community College, said he had never attended a game in Tiger Stadium before last weekend.


"Being able to be close to home will play a part in my decision," he said. "The whole time I lived in Baker, I never went to a game. That was my first time seeing the stadium and really seeing the atmosphere. I really loved the fans and it felt good to be in there on the sidelines."



Coulter said he was also able to spend time with Les Miles.


"Les Miles was there and I got to talk with him," he said. "He's a great coach. I look forward to talking with him in the future."


Coulter said his freshman and sophomore years in high school were what hurt him academically, but that now he knows what it takes to juggle school and athletics.


"I didn't think I would be able to play football in college, so I never took school serious," he explained. "Once I got to my junior year and started getting letters I buckled down, but it was just too late. My first year at Pearl River I didn't manage my grades well either. But this year I have a much easier schedule and have a much better understanding of what it takes to focus on school and sports."


Coulter said that so far this season, he has recorded five sacks and close to 11 solo tackles with countless assists.


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