“We did pretty good,” Faulk said regarding his team’s performance last year. “I was second team all state, first team all district, first team all parish, and I was the offensive MVP of my team. I’m an aggressive tackle. My strengths are my pass blocking and my toss sweep block. My forty time is a 5.12 laser, my pro agility is a 4.8, and my vertical is 29". That’s from the Army combine in San Antonio.”
Faulk’s strong showing last season obviously caught the attention of in-state power LSU, and the Tigers made their interest known very early.
“They offered me February 6th,” Faulk said regarding Les Miles’ club. “My dad is from Baton Rouge and I obviously like the school. I always wanted to go there. LSU is number one, but my eyes are still open. I haven’t committed anywhere or anything like that.”
One of the schools hoping that Faulk begins to look more in its direction is the University of Michigan. Assistant Fred Jackson made it by the youngster’s school last week and informed his coach of the Wolverines’ interest.
“He came by last Thursday,” Faulk recalled. “They offered me a full scholarship. I believe they’re looking at me as a left tackle. That’s the position I’m playing right now.”
It’s also the position formerly manned in Ann Arbor by Jake Long. His selection as the top overall pick in the draft gave the Wolverines a boost in Faulk's eyes.
“My eyes lit up because that’s the same position I play and maybe that could be me one day,” he said. “I was thinking that Michigan is going to need another offensive tackle.”
One factor that could work against the Wolverines, however, is distance.
“Michigan is 18 hours away,” Faulk said laughing. “I just got my offer last week and it was out the blue. I got excited and I would like to take a visit there. I have to learn more about them. I definitely have interest.”
Faulk also has interest in the other programs that have offered, namely Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, and Nebraska. All of his current suitors, (and any others that decide to enter the fray), will have ample time to try to unseat LSU from its perch.
“I’ll be looking at playing time, the environment, and being in a good area…I guess a good atmosphere. It’s going to be my home, so I need to be comfortable.”
“I really want to wait until signing day,” he later added. “That’s
when I’ll make my decision.”