"I'm going to LSU,"
The West Monroe product called and told a couple of LSU coaches what he was planning on doing before he went public but they already had an idea of what was about to transpire.
"I let coach (Stacey) Searels and coach (Todd) Monken know right after breakfast on Saturday and they were excited. They mainly wanted me to focus on helping to get the other guys because they knew I was coming from the beginning."
"I mostly hung out with Ron Brooks, Ahmad (Paige), Stefoin (Francois), John Chiles, Joe Barksdale, Marshall Jones and Jimmy Clausen," he said. "We were all rooming real close to one another so we hung out a lot. I also spent a lot of time with Christian Scott, Terrance Toliver and Joe (McKnight)."
Former LSU offensive line coach
Stacey Searels recruited
"It has a little but it's not
anything that I can't get over or adjust to,"
The nation's No. 6 rated defensive end said his time in San Antonio gave him a different perspective of what college football will be like and will help prepare him for the next stage of his career.
"I had so much fun playing," he said. "To really put it into perspective I got a real good taste of college ball and the speed of the game. Everybody was fast out there from offensive linemen to quarterbacks and everybody else. I'm going to take this experience and train harder than ever for when I get to LSU."
Many have wondered if
"I've been hearing that I looked real big," he said with a laugh. "But, I weighed in at 262 when I got there. One of the local newspaper articles said I was 280 but I'm far from that. I've been recruited as an end the whole time and that is where I will play."