Kirkendoll may be in Baton Rouge this weekend

The LSU staff will host several high-profile prospects this weekend for an official but it may be getting one that it was not expecting in the form of 4-star wide receiver James Kirkendoll of Round Rock (Texas).

James Kirkendoll, a 5-11, 180-pounder with 4.4 speed, is good friends with LSU commitment Alex Russian and he is trying to make the trip with Russian to see what LSU has to offer.


"I'm trying to get over there this weekend if my parents will let me come up," Kirkendoll told Tiger Rag.


Kirkendoll is a two-way standout for Round Rock and he is having a solid campaign on both sides of the ball this season.


With one regular season game to go, he has 680 yards and three touchdowns receiving, with another 480 yards and eight scores on the ground. Defensively, he has logged 26 tackles and picked off three passes from his corner spot.



Larry Porter is recruiting Kirkendoll for the Tigers and he has him liking what he sees in the Bayou Bengals.


"They have that competitiveness and you can tell that their players are determined," he said. "They remind me a lot of Miami in that they have a lot of athletes and they come to play every week. They have that tough image on defense and they like to throw the ball a lot so I'm definitely liking that."


As for which side of the ball he is being recruited for by LSU, Kirkendoll said he has heard one way then another.


"At first it was receiver but now they are recruiting me for corner too," he said. "I'd like to play receiver but if I had to switch over to play corner I'd be fine with it because I play both."


Kirkendoll claims more than 20 scholarship offers from some of the country's elite programs but LSU is not one of them.


However, an offer from the Tigers would put them in serious contention for his signature.


"My top schools right now are Tennessee (official in January), Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and Texas Tech," he said. "But if LSU were to throw an offer at me they would definitely be in my top three or four."





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