Position – WR
Current Size and Speed – 6-foot, 183
High School – Huntington High School
City/State – Shreveport, La.
Other major offers – Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Senior Stats - 55 receptions for 649 yards and five touchdowns to go with 84 carries for 705 yards and 12 scores.
Scout.com Position Ranking – No. 50 (***)
The recruitment of Shreveport athlete Jarrett Fobbs was one of the most followed in-state stories from the 2010 class.
A one time commitment to Texas A&M, Fobbs decided to switch to LSU on National Signing Day last February. The addition brought the wide receivers total up to four, including Kadron Boone, James Wright and Armand Williams.
TigerSportsDigest.com caught up with the multisport athlete, who could give LSU depth at receiver or cornerback.
On his final decision… “It was definitely between Texas A&M and LSU. In the end I just felt more comfortable staying in Louisiana and being in Baton Rouge. I never knew before that last month, though. It really did come down to the last minute.”
On putting his recruitment in the rearview… “Now that it has been a couple of months, I can admit that the process was the toughest thing that I have ever had to go through. Everything was so stressful. By the end I just quit answering calls or talking to people about it. Everyone seemed to be pulling me.”
The reaction from the staff… “When I let them know that the switch was going to happen, I think coach Miles was one of the most excited. He told me that he expected it. They never quit recruiting me, and that paid off.”
Off the football field… “I enjoy baseball and track. I compete in both at Huntington. I ran the 4 x 100 for the track team and I played a little bit of everything with the baseball team. I was mostly in the infield, but I also pitched and played some outfield. We got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, so I am a little upset that all of it is now behind me.”
On his life away from sports… “First off, if there isn’t a party or something in Shreveport, then there isn’t much going on. That alone has got me excited about Baton Rouge. Most of my time with my friends is spent just hanging out around the neighborhoods.”
On preparation for college… “I am on coach Moffitt’s weight program doing mostly running, and there is also a little bit of weight lifting. Right now I am about 183 pounds, but I am looking to get a little bigger before I come to campus in June.”
On the budding relationship with coach Gonzales… “Coach Gonzales wasn’t a big part of my recruitment. It was mostly [former wide receivers] coach [DJ] Mac. But he has contacted me a few times since he got on board and we have gotten along great. I feel like I am growing to know him as quickly as I did coach Mac.”
On the shallow depth chart… “I was watching a spring practice and it stood out to me that the wide receivers were the only position to work with walk ons, and since then they have had two more scholarship players leave the team. Coach Gonzales even called me up one day and said that he wished I was already down there because they were hurting for numbers so bad.”
Expectations for freshman year… “I would love to get out and play, and coach Gonzales said that he needs a couple of receivers from this class to step up and be ready. Even though three other guys are coming in that are really talented, I am going to compete hard and get a spot.”
Thoughts on positions… “LSU likes me at receiver, and that is what they brought me on as in the end. The staff talked cornerback in the beginning, but there was always the thought that I could try receiver first. I won’t rule it out only because I want to help the team, but I am headed down there planning on being a receiver in college.”
Favorite Movies… “I’m a comedy guy, so I like stuff like The Hangover. I am always the one person that is cutting up, and that will come with me down to Baton Rouge. I just like making people laugh and have fun.”
Favorite eats… “My favorite restaurant might be IHOP. I can go in there at any time of the day and stuff myself with some pancakes, ham and cheese omelets and bacon and I will be good to go.”