PROSPECT PROFILE: Destrehan WR Tim Molten

The Bayou State will be loaded like never before with blue-chip wide receivers for 2008 and one you will be hearing plenty about will be Destrehan's Tim Molton.

Molton is a big receiver at 6-3, 188 pounds and he runs consistently in the 4.5 range in the 40 yard-dash.

Molten entered his junior year as a marked man in the Wildcat offense as every defensive coordinator within a 100-mile radius of the River Parishes knew of his talent.

As a result, Molton was double-teamed much of the campaign but still hauled in 32 passes for 510 yards and 6 TDs.

Opposing teams paid special attention to the talented wide out and while it was frustrating at times he realized the opportinities that it presented for his teammates.

"I got frustrated some but it opened things up for Damaris and others," said the unselfish Molton.

Les Miles and the LSU staff has known of Molton for a couple of years now dating back to his freshman year when they started recruiting his former teammate, Jai Eugene, who is a redshirt freshman with the Tigers.

The summer before his junior year, Molton attended an LSU camp and he says that he was clocked in the forty at 4.49. He said that Miles made it a point to let him know that he was on his mind and that he recognized what he brought to the table.

"He (Miles) was saying that I would be a good wide receiver for their future and he thought I did real well at camp," explained Molton. "He said he would be keeping a good eye on me."

Since then, he has made it a point to visit LSU unofficially many times and he described those experiences with a lot of enthusiasm.

"I went to all of the games so far," Molton said before the home finale against Ole Miss. "I love it. I really love it. The first time I went there a couple of years ago I fell in love with it. Walking on the field and seeing that crowd gave me goosebumps."

Tiger Stadium made a lasting impression on the Destrehan product but he was already hooked on LSU long before then.

"Since I was small I have been loving LSU," Molton said. "When I was a little boy I told my mom I was going to play football there. I've always loved LSU."

The Tigers already showing strong interest in Molton along with the likes of Michigan, Tennessee, Florida and Miami.

None of those schools have offered yet but they are all facing an uphill battle with the Tigers standing tall at the top of the hill.

"That is my favorite right there," Molton stated. "LSU is my favorite and always has been."

Molton said that he would like to experience the recruiting process some but that an offer from his childhood favorite would be hard to sit on for long.

When we asked him what will attract all of the college coaches he will be hearing from very shortly he said, "I think it's my height and speed. I see a lot of corners and I think they are intimidated because of my height and speed."

Height and speed make up a deadly combination for wide receivers and is a big reason that Tim Molton will be one of the top wide outs in the South for 2008.

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