Claiborne remains patient

After camping with the Tigers this past summer, Morris Claiborne returned to Shreveport with hopes of putting together a senior season for the LSU staff to take notice of.

With the recruiting process rounding into the heart of the official visit period, Claiborne's name has stood the test of time, which he hopes is long enough to get a stronger look from the defending National Champions.


"I have been hearing from Coach Mac [D.J. McCarthy]," Claiborne said. "He told me back in the summer to just keep doing what I am doing and things would work out for me. I went out there and hit the weights and stayed in shape and have put together a pretty solid season. And the coaches are still talking with me, so I guess I have been on the right track."


Claiborne, the 6-foot, 170-pound athlete from Fair Park High School in Shreveport, claims offers from Nebraska, Texas A&M, Tulane, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State. However, he hopes that list grows longer down the road.


"I really don't have any clear favorites right now," Claiborne said. "I am just waiting around. I know it is typical to say that, but that is where I am at. There are still some schools that I am hearing from, including LSU, that I would change my decision making process for if they were to come calling with an offer.


“My mom and coach ask me all the time and I just tell them that I am not thinking about all that right now,” added Claiborne. “I am just keeping my head in the books and focusing on Friday nights. That's all I can do."


As for a return trip to Baton Rouge to experience the Tigers in Death Valley, Claiborne says that he hopes to make a visit soon.


"I was supposed to be down last weekend for the Tulane game," Claiborne said. "I wasn't able to make it, so I am going to try and plan another date to come down. Hopefully one of the last home games before the season ends."


While the Shreveport-native handles the quarterback duties at Fair Park, with a bit of wide receiver in the mix; Claiborne projects to play on the defensive side of the ball when he makes the leap to the next level.


"When I camped with LSU I started the week at wide receiver," Claiborne said. "By the end of the week I was at cornerback, and the staff liked what they saw. I feel comfortable there for sure, even though I don't get to play a lot of corner right now. I will play whatever position it takes though, so it doesn't matter."


Note: Claiborne could not recall his stats from his senior season, but says he has a 20 on the ACT and his core GPA is right around a 2.5. He says he will not be able to make it to LSU for an unofficial visit this weekend.

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