Blackwell sets his official with LSU

West Monroe defensive end Will Blackwell (6-4, 290, 5.0) must feel really special.

On the first day that coaches were aloud to visit players' houses, Will Blackwell was the first to get a visit from head coach Les Miles.


"I'm the first one they visited in the state, I guess the first one overall," said Blackwell. "That's pretty cool. They stayed for about 2 1/2 hours and talked with me and my parents. We talked about everything from playing time to what I may be majoring in."


Along with the Tigers, Blackwell also has his eye on Notre Dame and Florida. He has already taken an official visit to Notre Dame and has plans to visit Florida in two weeks.


Blackwell has been to LSU on a couple of unofficial visits this season, but said his official will be in three weeks. He said there are a few important things he will be looking for in the college he chooses to attend.


"Pretty much playing time and how generally comfortable I feel in the system and at the school," said Blackwell. "I'm looking to go somewhere I can just be productive. I like LSU because they are offering early playing time and I really like their coaching staff."



Blackwell said that at this point he isn't considering proximity as a criterion for his decision.


"Not a factor right now," he said. "I'm not looking to stay close to home right now. It may be a factor later in the process, but at this point I'm so wide open, that I'm not even thinking about that."


So, with three schools fighting for his signature is there a leader?


"Everything is wide open," he said. "I haven't really tried to narrow anything down at this point. I want to take my official visits to the other schools and I'll just know it when I know it."



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