Fairley stays in contact with Henson

Landing a couple of more offensive linemen is at the top of LSU's to-do list to fill out the 2007 class with an emphasis on brining in a top-notch offensive guard. Mobile (Ala.) Williamson product Nick Fairley (6-4, 265) is one the coaching staff stays in contact with but the coaches are also getting a little help from another Mobile naïve.

Nick Fairley said that he talks often with current Tiger quarterback Jamarcus Russell, who prepped at the same high school, and that may be a factor in Fairley's decision.


"I want to get to LSU for the Alabama game for a visit," he said. "I just want to get down there to see what the atmosphere is like on game day. I talk to Jamarcus a lot; we talk about the coaching staff and what it's like down there."


Along with LSU, the 3-star o-lineman said he is looking at three other schools.


"Hopefully I'll get all my visits done by the end of the season," said Fairley. "Right now I'm looking at Auburn, LSU, Alabama and West Virginia."


Fairley said he doesn't have a favorite right now, but that after his visits he should have a better idea of where he wants to go.


He did tell Tiger Rag that getting away to see games has been kind of hectic for him but that he does plan on making one unofficial visit this season.


"I want to take a trip up to Southern Miss," he said. "I don't know which game, but I want to go watch a home game and see what game day is like up there. I want to go there because it's not too far away. I think it's like a two or three hour drive."


LSU tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Josh Henson is recruiting Fairley and the two spoke a few night ago.


"I talked to him about three nights ago," Fairley said. "We just talked about the recruiting process and the games that they've played. I watched the Auburn game and that was just a defensive struggle."


So far this season, Fairley's team is 2-3 and he said he is playing well. He said his grades are good and that he is taking the ACT later this month.


When he does make it down to Baton Rouge for a visit, Fairley knows what he will be looking for, not only at LSU, but with all of his choices.


"When I come down for my visit, I'll be looking at the coaching staff and see how the fans and the atmosphere is," he said. "I want to play early, but I'll probably red-shirt my freshman year before I get into the lineup."


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