McCarron Likes LSU

Waiting for offers can be nerve racking for some recruits. Gunslinger-quarterback AJ McCarron (6'4, 187, 4.8) has received enough offers to hand out to players that have not received one yet. The scary thing is he is only a junior.

A.J. McCarron

"I've received offers from just about all of the SEC schools with about another eight offers from around the country," McCarron stated. "I have narrowed the list down to five schools. They are LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Miami. I picked the five off of what coaches I talk to the most and who is showing me the most interest so far."

The St. Paul's Episcopal School product does not waste one minute away from the gridiron. The talented athlete is just as good at throwing a baseball as he is throwing a football.

"Lately, I've just been focusing on baseball," McCarron stated. "I am trying to help my team win a championship in baseball this year like we did in football. I am the Ace pitcher on my team and I also play third base and shortstop.

"I am trying to get drafted," McCarron added. "A bunch of scouts have been looking at me and they said if I stay consistent and keep throwing hard then there is a good chance that I could get drafted."

McCarron informed if he was to be drafted, he would discuss his future plans with his parents first and then go from there. However, he claimed if he were to pursue college instead of the majors, his focus would be strictly on one sport, football.

McCarron claims to be considering each of his top five teams, but one coach from a certain school appeared to be relentless in his recruiting efforts which was favorable by the 4-star recruit.

"I hear from coach [Josh] Henson at LSU a lot," McCarron explained. "During the summer is when I plan on picking up on recruiting a little more because right now I am focused on my baseball team, but my dad and coach Henson talk to each other just about every day.

"When I do get the chance to speak to coach Henson, he tells me that no matter what I'm hearing, I am the quarterback LSU wants," McCarron continued. "He said they are putting up a lot of chips to come get me."

Henson is not the only coach that has had a good impression on McCarron. It appears the young star thinks of LSU Head Coach Les Miles in the same light.

"The thing I like most about LSU is coach Miles," McCarron said. "I love coach Miles because he reminds me of a dad/grandfather type figure. Whenever I go to LSU and speak to him, I feel like I am at home. We don't talk about just football like I do with some of the other coaches. We talk about life and we share childhood stories seeing if we've done some of the same stuff."

2007 Awards: ASWA All-State First Team quarterback, ASWA Super 12 (All Classes), Orlando-Sentinel All-Southern Team Quarterback (Alabama).

2007 Junior Stats: 145 completions from 232 attempts for 2,540 yards and 26 touchdowns with only three interceptions.

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