LSU fans have been anxious about the possibility of flipping Jarrett Fobbs from his commitment to Texas A&M.
This weekend, the Tiger coaching staff had the opportunity to show the Shreveport (La.) Huntington receiver why they thought he belonged in Baton Rouge as opposed to College Station. Did they make a strong case?
“It was real nice and I had a good time,” Fobbs said. “All of the people from the coaches to the players were saying they needed me and they really made me feel wanted. I didn’t expect them to show me that to that extent. That’s for sure.”
Fobbs arrived in Baton Rouge at midnight on Friday along with his mother and father.
Saturday was an action-packed day for the blue-chip prospect as after eating breakfast with the coaches and other recruits and their families, Fobbs toured the Cox Academic Center for Student Athletes then got a good look at the athletic facilities before heading over to Tiger Stadium for lunch.
Fobbs visited LSU unofficially on Oct. 10 for the Tigers’ matchup against Florida, but due to arriving later than expected and having to leave early on Sunday he did not have much time to tour the surroundings. This time, though, he got a good look around.
“It was all real nice,” said Fobbs. “I was very impressed with everything and my parents really liked the academic center.”
In between his campus tours and hanging out with his player-host Stevan Ridley, Fobbs had several meetings with head coach Les Miles, offensive coordinator Gary Crowton and wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Billy Gonzales.
“They were just saying how they don’t have any wide receivers committed and how much they need me,” said Fobbs. “They went into detail about how they would use me in the offense and Coach Billy showed me a lot of what he did at Florida and how they used the wide receivers.
“I definitely like what I see when they talk about using me like Percy (Harvin) and all of the ways they got him the ball. I think that suits me and really gives me a chance to do a lot of things.”
The big question now that is on the minds of fans who cheer for LSU and Texas A&M is where do things stand after this weekend?
“I already knew what I was going to get out of the weekend from the coaches and I liked hanging out with all of the players,” he said. “Right now, I still feel like I can go any way. Both schools have a lot of positives and I just have to think about things now. I have a lot to think about right now.”
One thing that has changed for Fobbs is what he plans to do next weekend as he had a trip planned for Ole Miss. However, as of now, it appears to be a two-horse race heading down the home stretch.
“I don’t think I’ll go anywhere and I really just want to stay home and sort everything out,” he said. “I don’t have a timeline or anything for making my decision, but I want to go home and discuss things with my family so I can make a decision and get this over with.”