Fluker to take LSU official

Foley High offensive tackle D.J. Fluker has been committed to Alabama since early November. Yet, with National Signing Day drawing near, the 6-foot-7, 350-pound Fluker wants to take one last look before signing his papers.

"I am just using this as a chance to get out there and check a couple of schools out," Fluker said. "Right now I am going to check out LSU and Texas Tech, because they have been on me really hard. I thought about going to check things out at Auburn and Florida, but those are the only two planned officials I have."


The four-star prospect grew up in New Orleans before his family was forced to move to Mobile after Hurricane Katrina.


With a chance to return to Louisiana to play for the Tigers, Fluker said that the visit opportunity is too much to pass up.


"I have to at least get over there and let coach [Josh] Henson show me what all he has been talking about," he said. "Right now I want to check things out after my All American game.


"I wanted to come for the Alabama game this past year, but our football schedule did not give me that chance to get to Baton Rouge that weekend," he added. "I think in January I will get a chance to see what LSU is really all about, from the campus to the staff. Growing up in the state, I am ready to see how things go down."


The nation's 25th ranked offensive tackle will also head west to take in Lubbock and the Red Raiders.


"I am going to Texas Tech after LSU for an official," Fluker said. "The coaches out there have gotten on me and shown me a lot of love lately. They had a good season, so I am going to just see what they are all about."


All the while, the four-star maintains that things remain positive in Tuscaloosa.


"I am still committed to Alabama, and I feel good about that right now," Fluker said. "But the staff is okay with me getting out there and making sure that I made the right decision, so I am going to the schools that I am interested in and making sure that Alabama is the place for me. This next month will definitely let me know."


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