“Michigan offered him last Thursday and Nebraska offered him on Friday,” said Northshore offensive line coach Christian Munson. “Arkansas came through today (Wednesday) and offered and then Tulane and Louisiana Tech had already offered.”
There was never any question regarding Faulk’s abilities or potential on the football field but college coaches were taking a wait and see approach due to his academic situation.
However, once coaches went up to the school and looked at his current standing along with his latest test score then they obviously felt much better about his chances of qualifying.
“He made a 3.0 (GPA) in the third semester and he has a 3.1 right now,” Munson said. “Then his ACT score went up four points from the last time he took the ACT and now he has a 17. He is closer now and his core right now is about a 2.1.
“He is retaking two classes this summer and if he makes B’s in them then he will be right there. Then he is taking six core classes in the fall so he will be well within striking distance if he takes care of business in the fall.”
Many had wondered if LSU was going to offer the home grown product and next Tuesday offensive line coach Greg Studawara will be going by Northshore to check things out.
There had been some speculation that LSU may have offended Faulk by not offering early but that does not seem to be the case at all.
“He is open to anything right now but of course he really likes LSU,” said Munson. “It’s really opened his eyes up with these latest offers but LSU is still ranked way up there for him. He would really like to play at LSU but getting some response from these other schools has made this a kind of race is on type of deal. I’m not saying LSU is losing out or anything but he is now going to start considering some of these other schools.”
Two schools in particular could make things interesting when it comes to the big Louisiana native.
“Seeing Jake Long drafted first overall and then getting an offer from Michigan within two to three days was big for him,” Munson said. “We’re going to take a trip out to Los Angeles this summer to go look at UCLA because he has always wanted to go out there.”