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Widely considered one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects, Louisiana's Early Doucet hasn't exactly started the season the way he had hoped.

"We're 2-1 but we lost bad this week," Doucet said. "I don't even want to tell you how bad. It was bad. We're a young team and just got it handed to us. We'll be back though."

Doucet, 6-1 and 210 pounds, has struggled through the first three games of the season.

"My hamstring has been bothering me all year," he said. "I really didn't play much in the first two games. That thing hurts man. I'm going to therapy and stuff for it and I know the best way for it to heal is to stay off it for awhile. But I can't do that. My team needs me and we go hard during the week in practice. I'll just have to play through it and hope it gets better."

Doucet has been playing quarterback this season but he projects as a wide receiver in college.

"I play quarterback so I can have the ball in my hands," he said. "But you know that I'm moving to wide receiver in college. People (college coaches) know I can play there. I did it at some camps, like at Miami."

Speaking of Miami, they're one of many elite programs actively recruiting the talented receiver.

"I get calls every day man," he said. "It gets crazy sometimes. I have figured out that my five visits will go to Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Oklahoma. I just need to work out the dates on those."

Doucet took an unofficial visit to LSU, a place he's very familiar with, this past weekend.

"I went to LSU on Saturday and it was tight," he said. "It's fun over there. They had a big crowd and their defense is really playing well. They could have beaten (Georgia) a lot worse."

Having said that, might the Tigers hold the slight edge on the recruiting front over the rest of the pack?

"Not really," he said. "It's just that they're about 30 minutes down the road and I can go there and check them out whenever. If I want to go to other games, I gotta take an official visit. That's why I know more about LSU right now (than the others)."

The talented receiver said he has a pretty good idea when his first official visit will be.

"I think I'm gonna hit up Florida State when they play Miami," he said. "I want to be there for that game and I'm gonna see if I can take my official visit that weekend. I want to be able to see some big games when I take some of my visits. It's different after the season. I like to see what it's like during a game week."

Doucet said he has not yet scheduled his visit to Miami.

"We really haven't talked about it yet," he said. "The next time I talk to them, I'm gonna ask them about it. I'm trying to see about taking a visit to Miami with some of those cats I met at camp -- Khalil Jones, Cameron Colvin, and Lavelle Hawkins. We want to visit Miami together so we're trying to see what we can come up with."

Doucet said he's excited to hang out with those other receivers again.

"We had fun together at camp," he said. "Some of us were coming in from out of state and then Khalil was the local guy. I don't know where they're going to college but we talked about taking our visit to Miami together and I think that would be tight if we could."

The Louisiana standout has scholarship offers from all five of his favorites.

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