Kadron Boone remains committed to Texas Tech, though the departure of former head coach Mike Leach has admittedly made a huge impact on whether or not the four-star prospect ever sets foot in Lubbock.
To be certain that he ends up in the right spot, Boone told the Red Raiders’ staff that he would open his recruitment back up and take the rest of his official visits.
On Jan. 8, Boone took in a trip to the Louisville campus – where former Florida Gator staff member Charlie Strong is now the headman. The following weekend, the Ocala, Fla. native traveled to Athens for a visit with the Georgia Bulldogs.
At an airport on the east coast on Sunday, Boone had his eyes on one final flight.
“I just got through with a weekend on the West Virginia campus, and next Friday I am headed to LSU,” he said. “West Virginia was a great time, very relaxing. So far, it has been a great choice for me to get out and see everything. I know now that my choice is going to be the right one for me.”
With the losses of Mike Davis and Justin Hunter, two previous commitments to LSU’s class that have since elected to play elsewhere, Boone sees the same opportunity in Baton Rouge that each other destination has attempted to sell him on.
“I would like a shot at playing early, and after talking with all these coaching staffs who have been on me hard this past month, I know that wherever I go I will get that chance,” Boone said. “That is what Georgia, Louisville and West Virginia talked a lot about, and I have a feeling coach G will say the same stuff when I come to town.”
LSU wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who initially connected with Boone when he recruited the 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect to the Florida Gators, is tabbed by Boone as one of the biggest influences in his decision making process.
“Coach G has always recruited Trinity High School hard, and when he went from Florida to LSU he started to contact me even more,” he said. “When coach Leach left Texas Tech, everything kind of fell in place for me to start looking at LSU pretty seriously.”
What will Boone need to see on the visit in order to feel confident in pulling the trigger with the Tigers?
“I just need to feel at home on campus, because I haven’t experienced that side of LSU football yet,” he said. “If I can come over there and hang with the coaches and players and get that feeling of a family atmosphere, then LSU is in a really great spot.
“After that visit I will go back home, talk things over with my parents and coaches, and then I will let everyone know what the final call is.”
Boone is ranked as the No. 15 wide receiver in the country.