From the same family as the first African-American player to suit up on the gridiron for the War Eagles, Owens has long been considered a lock to end up on the Plains.
However, despite a commitment to the Auburn staff that has stood sturdy for months, the four-star prospect has maintained that he would take visits once his high school season ended.
Now, the Bessemer, Ala. native is making good on his word.
“I am looking at making some visits for sure, and LSU is one of the spots I want to see,” said Owens, who visited LSU unofficially in July. “Their coaches have been on me the hardest – other than Auburn. I know that there is some serious interest from that side, so I want to check out what everything is about.”
An official date for the visit has yet to be set, though Owens said that the trip would likely come sometime in January of 2010.
“I called coach Chavis last Thursday and he didn’t answer, and then he just got back to me, but I was wrapped up in school stuff,” Owens said. “Once we get each other on the phone, we are going to work the weekend visit out and I am going to get down there.”
Owens, who took in the Iron Bowl two weekends ago, said that until any visits come, he remains firm with his pledge to join Auburn’s 2010 class.
“That game was great, and it definitely made me want to be a part of the program,” he said. “Right now, that is where I see myself going next year.”
Owens is currently in practice sessions for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, which will be played on Dec. 12.
“I am pumped up to be representing the home state, and we are going to get a victory,” Owens said. “There is little doubt about that.”
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Alabama native said that he finished the season with over 80 tackles and 20 sacks.