Theriot talks about trip home

Spring break is a time when most kids like to get away and head to the beach but Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal standout Kellen Theriot (6-2, 225, 4.5) decided to spend his time in Baton Rouge.

Theriot grew up in Lafayette, La., and attended Acadiana High School before transferring to Episcopal for his junior year.

 

During that junior season he threw for over 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns, and rushed for another 750 and 8 scores.

 

So, what made him spend all of last week at LSU?

 

"My brother goes there and my best friend is Jacob Cutrera," Theriot said. "I wanted to spend some time with them and I've always bled purple and gold but I wanted to get to know the coaches at LSU."

 

What were his impressions of the current staff?

 

"I got to spend a lot of time with all of the coaches and I loved those guys," said Theriot. "I'm totally into that staff and what the program as a whole."

 

Theriot had been getting a lot of interest from schools all over the country such as Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Alabama and Auburn to name a few but while he was visiting LSU he picked up his first offer from UCLA.

 

On Saturday, his second scholarship offer arrived in the mail.

 

"I got my offer from LSU yesterday," Theriot said. "The time I was down there coach Miles was talking about me playing fullback on offense and kind of being like a Jacob Hester type and then they were also talking about linebacker or safety on defense. I kind of get the feeling that linebacker is where I may end up because coach Pelini and coach Peveto were kind of pulling me that way."

 

Most of his time on the football field has been spent under center but Theriot said he is ready and eager for the challenge of learning a new position.

 

"I don't see myself as a pro-style quarterback but I guess I could learn to be one if that's what they want," he said. "I just feel that I project better as a linebacker because I have the measurables and I love to hit."

 

Theriot should get a better idea of what Miles has in mind when he talks to him in the near future and this next week should be an exciting one.

 

"I'm going to call him (Miles) tomorrow at his office for sure and talk to him about the offer," Theriot said. "Then, I've got a trip set up to UCLA next weekend then we'll see what happens."

 

Sonny's Note: There were some rumors on the internet that Theriot had already committed to the Tigers but he wanted to set the record straight.

 

"I have not committed," said Theriot. "I got the written offer in the mail but I haven't committed."


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