One Louisiana high school prospect has a week or so to decide his college football future.
Former LSU signee Elliott Porter thought he had all of these kind of recruiting decisions behind him, but he recently learned things aren't that simple.
It appears that Les Miles and the LSU Tigers oversigned their 2010 recruiting class with the expectations that one or two of the 27 pledges would end up not qualifying academically. As it turned out, it appears that all 27 made the grade, causing the Tigers to release one defensive lineman from his scholarship.
"I'm doing OK," Porter told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday night. "I'm working on several options right now, trying to figure out where I'm going to end up for the next four or five years of my life."
Three schools are apparently on the radar of the South Louisiana defensive tackle.
Rumors were circulating in Tennessee on Tuesday night that Porter may be considering enrolling at Rocky Top.
"I'm really interested in Tennessee," Porter said. "We are working on seeing if I can get enrolled. I should know something by the end of the week where I may end up."
Tennessee's chances to land the Scout.com three-star defensive lineman are enhanced by his relationship with the new Vol coaching staff.
"I know some of the coaches when they were at Louisiana Tech," Porter said. "I have a great relationship with them. The fact that I could play early at Tennessee is another factor I'm considering."
Has Porter ever been to Rocky Top?
"No sir, I haven't yet," Porter said. "There is a chance I may take a visit there in the next few days, we will have to wait and see."
Porter had enrolled at LSU in June and had participated in the Tiger off-season program until learning recently of his new dilemma.
"I'm going to make the best out of the situation," Porter said. "I can't let it get me down."
Porter is a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive lineman.