South Plaquemine wide receiver Bradley Sylve spoke with Les Miles when he made a trip over to Baton Rouge during the summer for camp. It was that conversation that made Sylve realize just how bright his future could be.
On Tuesday – the first day that coaches could officially dish out written scholarship offers – Sylve got even better news from LSU’s headman.
“The offer letter came in today,” said a jovial Sylve.
Sylve, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound speedster with legitimate 4.3 speed, recalled what went through his mind when he opened up his official offer letter.
“Really, I was just happy because I went to the camp and talked to head coach Les Miles and he said he was going to offer me a full scholarship,” explained Sylve. “That blew my mind right there because no one in my family has gone to a D-I college other than my cousin, Chico Mackey (Fresno State).
“When I read the letter it put a big smile on my face. I was so happy. We’re right here in Louisiana and everybody in my family stays in Louisiana, so if I went to LSU I’d get a lot of family support. It’s a great day for me; one of the best ever.”
Sylve, who is also one of the top sprinters in the country with a time of 10.3 in the 100-meters, caught 45 passes for 1,174 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to a state title last fall. He knows that he got to this point by working hard in life, and don’t expect him to sit on his laurels now.
“All of that hard work paid off but I got to keep on working and not take it easy,” he said. “I’ve still got a lot of work to do to get to where I want to be in life.”
Prior to receiving his offer from the Tigers, Sylve had LSU sitting at the top of the list. After today, his feelings on the Tigers are even stronger.
“Getting that letter today only reinforced it,” he said. “They’re at the top of the list; no doubt in my mind.”
Sylve said that he was also offered by Tennessee and Stanford but he was unsure if the paperwork was sent in today. He says Alabama is also supposed to be offering soon.