No Porter, No Problem

Since LSU running backs coach Larry Porter accepted the head coach position at Memphis on Sunday, all the chatter has been about the impact on the decisions of recruits such as 2010 commitment Brandon Worle.

Brandon Worle was one of the first members of the 2010 signing class, giving head coach Les Miles his verbal pledge at the end of last February.

Offers and visit opportunities have come left and right, but Worle has maintained that he would stick with the Tigers until the end.

With the Tigers short on fullbacks, the Troup County High star has pointed to early playing time as a big pull towards the LSU campus.

Despite the departure of Larry Porter, who was in charge of recruiting the 6-foot, 245-pound back from LaGrange, Ga. to Baton Rouge, Worle said his passion to play for the Tigers remains strong.

“I definitely love LSU,” he said. “I committed to the school because I see a great opportunity, but right now I am just as confused as everyone else. I had heard that he might get the job, but when it became official it really took me by surprise. I hadn’t even talked with him yet, so I am in the dark just like the next person on how it went down.”

Ranked as the No. 4 fullback in the country, the three-star prospect now awaits the decision on a replacement.

“Coach Porter had to take care of him and his family, and I am proud that he got the opportunity to get a big job like that,” Worle said. “Still, it upsets me that he won’t be there when I get to town.

“I am sure coach Miles will bring in someone strong, and I am ready to meet him when he gets there.”

In a time where Porter’s recruits are up in the air with their status with the Tiger program, LSU fans certainly breathed a sigh of relief when they heard the firmness behind Worle’s decision.

“I know where I am going to be, that has never changed,” he said. “I just hope that the staff can get things together and get a great hire.”

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