Rebels offer Bayou linebacker

John Ehret (La.) is one of the many talent-producing schools in the New Orleans area and this year the Patriots have one of Louisiana' top linebackers for 2009 in Lamin Barrow.

Lamin Barrow, a 6-2, 210-pounder with speed in the 4.7-range, logged over 100 tackles during his junior and showed college coaches that he has what it takes to move on to the next level.

“I got offers from Louisiana Tech, ULM, Ole Miss, Southern Methodist and South Alabama,” Barrow said.

All of the schools that have given Barrow a verbal offer have followed up with one in writing with the exception of SMU and in fact his latest official offer arrived in the mail a few days ago.

“Ole Miss offered back in the spring but the letter just came in the mail,” Barrow said. “I talked to coach (Kim) Dameron when I got the letter in the mail and we just talked about setting up a visit for later in the summer when they have another camp.”

Along with the five offers Barrow has under his belt he said that a handful of schools are showing interest but two in particular are showing the most love.

“I talk to coach (Ron) Prince from Kansas State about every other day and he said they really like me but they have to get some film before they can do anything,” said the 3-star linebacker. “I get letters and email back and forth with coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto and coach (Larry) Porter about every day too. They want me to come to camp in July to see me in person.”

Barrow stated in the past that LSU had always been his favorite but has the fact that LSU hadn’t offered yet changed his feelings.

“I’ve always said that LSU was always going to be up there even if I didn’t go to LSU because that’s home grown and that’s in me,” he said. “LSU is real high on my list but they haven’t offered yet so I can’t say that is the school I’m going to go to. If they were to offer I’d have a lot to think about but we’ll have to see if they do.”

While Barrow waits on his offer list to grow is there any school or schools that standout above the others for now?

“I wouldn’t say I have any favorites but I’d put Ole Miss high on my list since it was my first SEC offer and first big-time BCS offer,” said Barrow. “South Alabama sounds like a good place and a good situation too but as far as my No. 1 school I really don’t know right now.”

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