Ardoin making the rounds

Ville Platte tight end Kendall Ardoin attended junior day in Lafayette over the weekend. Today, he's seeing two more schools: LSU and Tulane. Read on as the 6-5, 210-pounder talks about his recruitment...

Kendall Ardoin hopes to land his first offer today.

"Tulane said they don't know how they missed me until recently," said Ardoin, who was largely under the radar until this month. "They said I'm looking at an offer in the near future. Tulane runs a similar offense to the New Orleans Saints; they're looking for their version of Jimmy Graham.

"They started recruiting me last week. The coaches watched my film during a meeting and liked what they saw. Coach Mike Neu, the quarterbacks coach, first got in touch with me through Facebook."

Ardoin is optimistic about the Green Wave.

"I gave Coach Neu a call that same night," he said. "The way (Neu) sounded on the phone, it sounds like they may be offering me very soon.

"Tulane is a real good school. I have a couple of relatives that went there around 2000. They said it was a good school, too. I'd like to visit, which I will be doing on Thursday (today)."

Ardoin talked about junior day with the Cajuns.

"It was good as well," he said. "I really enjoyed their spring practice - the intensity - instead of just a junior day where you're only sitting around talking. I got a good feel for their football program.

"The coaches told me they really like me and would love to get me back on campus. I'm returning on June 8th. I talked with the head coach, Coach Hudspeth, the tight ends coach, Coach Stringer, and the receivers coach, Coach Munoz, who is my area recruiter."

Ardoin will gauge LSU's interest today.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how interested they are," he said. "I know they have another tight end committed (Jacory Washington), so I want to see what their plan is.

"I spoke with Coach Ensminger last week. He's looking forward to seeing me. I think they're trying to work both of us in (take two tight ends). Hopefully, they do."

The Tigers are a childhood fave.

"LSU has been my favorite school growing up," Ardoin said. "The LSU Tigers...they're a dominant program."


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