Ryan St. Julien lands 1st offer

Catholic of New Iberia (La.) had two players from the 2007 class sign with the LSU Tigers and it looks like the Panthers will have at least one player from the 2008 class sign a Division-I scholarship in cornerback Ryan St. Julien.

As a junior, Ryan St. Julien (6-0, 175, 4.5) recorded 54 tackles and picked off four passes to lead Catholic's secondary.


There had not been a whole lot of action heading his way regarding the recruiting process but all of that changed last week after LSU defensive backs coach Doug Mallory made a stop at the Catholic campus.


"LSU mailed me an offer last week," St. Julien said. "There was a number on the letter and I called and talked to coach Mallory and he said they were excited to offer me. He said they liked me as a cornerback and they though that I had good speed and was a good cover corner."


Now that that hometown team has made an offer is there a chance that St. Julien will make an early decision or will he wait to see what other schools get in the mix?


"It's too early right now to say because I'm not sure yet," he said. "As of now, though, LSU is my leader."


The LSU offer caught St. Julien by surprise because he had not been paying much attention to the recruiting process and had not had any contact with any other coaches other than receiving letters from several schools.


After this weekend, though, that will change as his focus will shift to football and recruiting.


"I'm getting the most letters from Virginia, Ole Miss and Purdue but I'm really not focusing too much on recruiting right now because I am focusing on track right now," said St. Julien. "We have the state track meet this weekend and I will be running the hurdles, the 200 (meters) and the high jump. After that's over I'll be focusing more on recruiting and spring football."



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