Loften is hearing from LSU

The Lone Star State's cupboard is stocked full of talent every football recruiting season. The 2010 class is no different, and one of the top defensive names is Irving-native Eddrick Loften.

Loften made a name for himself at Nimitz High before many high school athletes ever get a chance to step onto the field.


His freshman season, Loften not only played on the varsity squad, but he recorded more than 80 tackles and three interceptions while doing so.


His sophomore campaign did not disappoint either, seeing the 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect record 122 tackles and three-interceptions.


Of course, by his third season on the job, putting together a solid performance on the field was simply a matter of going through the motions. And the junior standout did just that, racking up over 70 tackles, four interceptions and three sacks.


Though no offers have come his way, the ball-hawking safety is garnering plenty of attention from college coaches.


"I have been getting lots of letters and stuff like that from colleges," Loften said. "Texas and Oklahoma are the two schools that are really on me. They have brought me in for visits and stayed in contact with me outside of all of that. I even got a chance to take in the game between the two of them this past year, which was really cool.


"The coaches from those schools have also swung by," added Loften. "Coach [Bobby] Kennedy from Texas and coach [Brent] Venables from Oklahoma both talked with me during the time for in home visits. They are definitely the two schools leading the way."


Though the Tigers are not as hot on his trail as the Sooner and Longhorns, Loften hopes that the attention comes sooner than later.


"I have always liked LSU, because I have a lot of family down there," he said. "I have family all over the state, from Baton Rouge to Shreveport to Monroe, so it is like home to me. I really want to check things out, even if it is just to see how things would be with family close by.


"I also am friends with [Tiger defensive back] Ron Brooks. We were pretty close here in Irving growing up, and we always played against each other. He says he really likes it over there, so that is another reason that I want to come check things out. I am going to see about signing up and getting over for either the Junior Day or a camp next summer."


Loften maintains that his schools of interest are Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Texas Tech and Kansas.


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