has been very successful at landing
"I like LSU because it's my home school and I know they program has really done well over the past few years," said Francois. "It's close to home and the coaches are real cool. The academics are great, too. Whenever you can play for a national title and stay close to your family that is pretty tough to pass up."
What stands out with the other schools on his short list?
Francois said he talked with coach Larry Porter yesterday and that they put the finishing touches on his itinerary for his official visit this weekend.
"I'm looking to see how the other coaches are and meet some of the players," said the nation's 4th rated safety. "I am going to be looking to get a feel for the campus and what the school is all about."
Francois said there will only be one factor in determining what school he attends.
"I really just want to play early," he said. "Whatever school looks like I'd have the best opportunity to do that is the school I'm going to choose."