With the change in coaching at LSU, many have to wonder about the Tigers' current commitments. One such wonder is Ciron Black, the highly-touted offensive lineman from Lee High School. Just what effect did Coach Nick Saban's leaving have on Ciron and is he looking at any other schools to possibly commit to?
Head Coach Nick Saban decided to make the leap from college football to the
National Football League, the repercussions have been felt throughout LSU,
specifically, their incoming recruiting class. One of the people affected by the
decision is Tyler's Ciron Black. Black says that his commitment was made
to LSU originally, but it might not necessarily stay with the Tigers. "I'm committed but those are just words,
I'm open right now to tell you the truth," said Black. A large part of Black's commitment was
coach Saban, in fact. "Another part
was that the offer was on the table even if I got hurt. Right now with him leaving it makes me
more skeptical. I'll have to see
what coach comes in," he said.
Currently, Black is considering LSU, Texas and Oklahoma State and has visits set up for January
14th, January 8th and December 31st,
respectively. With Nebraska looking for a
few good offensive linemen, are the Cornhuskers in it for the four-star
prospect? "They could be but they
haven't talked to me very much lately, during the summer they did but lately
they haven't," he said. Regardless
of the lack of contact, Black said he would have a bit of interest if Nebraska did, in fact,
come calling. "I think I'd have
good interest, not as much as I'd have in my main three but I'd still have
interest," he said.
said that with the confusion he's now experiencing about his future collegiate
choice, he may find himself waiting until the 11th hour to make a
decision. "Tell you the truth it
might have to come down to signing day," he said. In looking for the right school, Black
has two main concerns. "Overall
success of the program and academics. Graduating a lot of players, that's
probably my main two things right there," he said.