Though Fletcher Cox was the name to know out of Yazoo City last season, defensive end Kaleb Eulls has moved his name out in front headed into the coming year.
"I have already picked up five offers, so things are going pretty good for me," Eulls said. "LSU, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss have all offered.
The six-foot-four, 245-pound prospect said that while attention is coming heavy from all angles, the offer from the Tigers grabbed his attention in a big way.
"I called up the staff and talked with coach [Joe] Robinson one day at lunch, and he told me that he had some big news for me," Eulls said. "He said that the LSU staff all liked my film and that I had an offer. When he said that, I could not believe it."
When it became a reality that the Tigers were in the mix, Eulls said that the offer stood as a reward for all the hard work he had put in over the years.
"The main thing for me with LSU is that they had a top recruiting class last season," he said. "To me, that is really special. That means you get to play with the best athletes in the nation. That is just amazing.
"When I first started playing football I wanted to be one of the guys that was the best in his class," added Eulls. "I kind of feel like that time is coming for me, and I want to show everyone that I am taking advantage of that chance."
While he plans to make the trek to Baton Rouge this summer for camp, the three-star defensive end is finding other ways to catch up on the LSU program before his upcoming trip.
"I check out some websites and talk with people that went to school at LSU," Eulls said. "I listen to the way they talk about the school, and everyone said that there is a sense of family on and off the field. It is a good environment, and every sports program hangs together as one big family."
While he named Mississippi State his leader earlier in the month, Eulls has yet to take in visits to a number of schools on his list.
That will change this weekend.
"I am headed up to Ole Miss on Saturday to meet with their staff and get to know all the coaches on a better level," Eulls said. "I like what I have seen from the program lately, so I am ready to find out more."
With visits also made to Tuscaloosa and Hattiesburg, the Tigers will remain the one program on his offer sheet not to have landed a visit after the coming weekend.
"I am going to get down there and check things out soon," said Eulls of a trip to Baton Rouge. "I definitely want to see the campus and find out more about the staff so that I can evaluate every school that is after me. I am not going to leave anyone out with my decision."