Wooten is glad he made the trip to LSU

The LSU Tigers wrapped up the first of their two high school summer camps last week, and one of the camp standouts was wide receiver Rontavius Wooten (5-10, 162, 4.4) from Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla.

LSU was the first camp I went to this summer, and it will probably be the only one,” said Wooten, who totaled over 1,700 yards of total offense playing quarterback, running back and receiver last season with 15 scores.


“I enjoyed the camp very much. I think I performed excellently. The coaches talked to me after and said they really liked me, and that I would fit into the offense well. They said they sent me an offer. I hadn’t gotten it yet, but I found out they sent it to my school and I have it now.”


Including his newly found offer from LSU, Wooten now claims 14 total offers and says he is currently focusing on four of them.


“My top schools right now are LSU, Georgia, West Virginia, and Michigan,” he said. “I like LSU because I got to meet the coaches, see the school, meet the players, and just got a good feel for the program.


“Georgia has a great coaching staff and amazing facilities, some of the best in the country. West Virginia, I like how they use their players. They are all small, quick guys like me. Michigan for the same reason as West Virginia since Coach Rodriguez is there now.”


Much like their interest in him has picked up after his performance at the recent camp, Wooten says his camp experience at LSU made a strong impression on him in the Tigers’ favor.


“I wasn’t really looking at LSU,” he admitted. “They weren’t really recruiting me, and I wasn’t very interested in them because I didn’t know much about them. But a big group (17) of us decided to go to the camp together.


“It took us two days to drive there, but I’m glad I went now because it turned out for the best. Henry Orelus went with us and he enjoyed it too. And now he’s trying to talk me into going there with him.”


Even though he’s only been gone from campus for just over two weeks, Wooten says he is staying in frequent contact with the LSU coaches.


“I actually just talked to Coach Miles, Coach McCarthy, and Coach Lane last night,” he said. “They were just telling me how I would fit in the offense, and how I would have a chance to come in and play right away.”


 “I actually got to talk to Coach Miles for a little right after I left camp,” Wooten continued. “Coach Lane is my recruiting coach, but I really like talking to all the coaches. I can tell they are all good coaches. And we talk about other things like academics and character. It’s like they are more than just coaches, and they really care about their players.”


Wooten says he is waiting before setting up his official visits next fall, mostly because he is focused on making a bigger decision before doing so.


“I don’t have any official visits planned yet,” he said. “I don’t want to set any up of them until I commit to a school. I’m planning on committing either in August or sometime during the season. I’m not even sure how many visits I will take yet, but I do know there is a pretty good chance that LSU will be getting one of them.”

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