The eagle has landed

As the names of prospects visiting the campus becomes confirmed, the anticipation only builds for what looks to be the biggest recruiting weekend in some time for the Bayou Bengals. One of the biggest names on the Tigers board is wide receiver Andre Debose, and he landed in New Orleans just a few minutes ago at 7:40 a.m.

“I am coming down with [teammates] Dyron [Dye] and Ray Ray [Armstrong],” Debose said.

         

Being recruited to the Tigers by wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, Debose said that he is anxious to see what Baton Rouge is all about.

         

“Coach Mac said that he is going to show us around and all that,” Debose said. “I talked with [head] coach [Les] Miles over the webcam. It was cool. I kind of felt like I have met him in person, but seeing him face to face this weekend will be better. And I want to see those rings he has.

         

“I’m also meeting up with [Tiger commitment Russell] Shepard today when we all get into town. I just want to know everything, because I have never even been to Louisiana.”

         

While the Seminole Trio were split between Friday Night Lights at Florida and the weekend at LSU, the decision to see what the Tigers were all about won them over in the end.

         

“It was nothing against Florida,” Debose said. “I know that I am just trying to get out of the state and see some things that are different than the state of Florida.”

         

As for things in Sanford, the five-star feels that the upcoming season will be successful as Seminole High looks to break into the playoffs.

         

“We have always been young,” Debose said. “We have some transfers that have come in, and now we are a lot older and more mature. We are going to be really good this season.”

         

Of course, Debose is stepping back into a role that he has not been relied upon for since high school began.

         

“I am playing a lot of running back for the team this season,” Debose said. “I have been doing a lot of working out, and I am going to be over 180 when the season starts. Basically I am going to be getting the ball even more, so I need to be in top shape.”

         

Debose finished his junior season with over 1,500 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns. With the ball in his hands as the premier running back at Sanford High, look for those numbers to do nothing but go up as the five-star’s senior season progresses.


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