Tigers in Owens' Top 5

LSU is in on what seems like all of the national blue-chip receivers and you can add one more to the list in Muskogee, Okla., wide out Jameel Owens.

The 6-3, 215-pound receiver showed his versatility and athleticism last season by playing both quarterback and wide receiver.

 

Owens did not have his exact stats from his junior year but he burst onto the scene as a sophomore when he hauled in 40 passes for over 900 yards and 10 scores.

 

With the deadly combination of size, speed and athleticism that he possesses he could play several positions in college but he has his eye on one in particular.

 

"I'd rather play wide receiver, because I feel real comfortable one-on-one with a cornerback," said Scout.com's No. 11 rated wide out. "I think my size and strength are big factors. I can go up and take the ball from corners."

 

Owens claims offers from nine schools and is looking to narrow things down soon.

 

"I'll be getting it to a top five by the end of the summer," said Owens. "When I do, LSU will be in it."

 

Owens is being recruited by LSU tight ends coach Josh Henson.

 

"He's cool and from Oklahoma, so we get along well," said Owens. "He played with one of my coaches, so that is something that I guess is unique about our relationship."

 

Owens has one main criterion when it comes to choosing a football team—depth chart.

 

"Pretty much I'm going to look at the depth chart and see where I fit in it," he said. "I'm looking for a chance to get out there and play as early as possible."

 

While Owens was pretty tight-lipped on the other schools that will crack his top five he added that has already made the cut for a couple of reasons.

 

"They're a top-10 team and a good program," he said. "I look at the guys they put in the draft and it makes me want to look at them more and more as a team that I could play for. I want to have a chance to play at a school like LSU where I could be the one in the draft."

 

 


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