Muse mulling over options

One of the most versatile defensive linemen in Louisiana received a scholarship offer back in April from LSU coach Nick Saban but he decided to look around at some other schools before committing.<br><br>Now, that decision to wait could come back to haunt Denham Springs tackle/end Josh Muse (6-4, 285, 4.9).

"They (LSU) were supposed to evaluate me more after my senior season and they had a couple of other defensive linemen they were looking at," Muse said. "Since then, I have not heard much from LSU. The last time I spoke to Jimbo (Fisher, LSU offensive coordinator) was after the South Carolina game so I guess they are not that interested anymore."


Some reports had Muse close to giving a commitment to the Tigers but now he said he will probably delay his decision for a while.


"It is kind of hard to explain but I think I'm going to wait until February," Muse told Tiger Rag.


Along with LSU, Muse is also considering Southern Miss, Lousiaiana Tech and Southeastern. First-year Southeastern coach Hal Mumme has put together a good staff for the Lions led by the hiring of former Vanderbilt coach Woody Widenhower as his defensive coordinator. If Southeastern ends up landing Muse, it would be a huge addition to the Lions' squad in more ways than one.


"He has real good speed and he loves to chase the ball," said Denham Springs coach Nolan Gill. "He is very coachable and he loves to play the game. Players like him don't come around often." 

Sonny's View: I have spoken to Muse on several occasions and one of the big things with his decision is that he wants to stay close to home so he can be a positive role model for his younger brother. Some question whether he has the speed and quickness to play at a major Division-I school, but Saban thought enough to extend an offer. If LSU does not sign Muse, Southeastern would be a good fit for the Denham Springs product.

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