Prospect Q&A: Nick Brossette

He owns the Louisiana state record for most total touchdowns and is committed to LSU. Any guesses as to which running back from the Bayou State this is?

If you guessed 2014 Tigers signee Leonard Fournette, the nation's No. 1 running back in that class, you guessed wrong.

This distinction goes to 2015 RB Nick Brossette (Baton Rouge, LA/University Lab), the No. 11 back in the country, who surpassed LSU running back Kenny Hilliard's state record for most career touchdowns (120) last season.

The year prior to that he carried the ball 240 times for 2,210 yards and 45 touchdowns.

Those numbers garnered the 6-foot, 210-pound all-purpose back plenty of attention. Even though he committed to LSU on Aug. 27, 2013, it hasn't stopped other schools from pursuing him. That includes Texas, which has stayed in constant contact ever since Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong offered him on Feb. 21.

LonghornDigest caught up with Brossette to gage his interest in Texas:

You spoke with the staff last week. What was that conversation like?

"It was good. I'm just trying to build a relationship with the coaching staff and go from there."

I know you are an LSU commitment but are you at that point where you are open to hearing from other schools?

"I'm visiting other schools and stuff while I'm committed to LSU. I just want to look at other places just to make sure that's where I am going to be."

What is it about yourself that differentiates you from other top running backs across the country?

"I'm a balanced back. I can catch the ball and do some things out of the backfield. I can be moved to the slot if needed. I am a big back that can break loose on people if I wanted to."

Going back to UT, it's a new day down in Austin with Charlie Strong. Did you get a sense for them wanting to change things up at UT in a good way?

"Honestly when I was little I was just a college football fan. I really didn't have a favorite team. I remember watching them in the Rose Bowl against USC and stuff like that. But right now I'm just trying to build those relationships with him and try to get down there and visit."

Do you know when you want to come to Texas and visit?

"Not sure but I will probably visit at some point."

What are some other schools that are really coming after you right now?

"Auburn, Florida, Alabama, UCLA and that's really about it."

You just listed a Who's Who of college football. What's it like to be pursued by those schools?

"It's an honor but you just have to stay humble and everything will come."

Have you spoken to Texas' coaches recently?

"I talk to them all the time. I talked to them [Wednesday] and I'm supposed to talk to the running backs coach [Tommie Robinson] in a while. I talk to Coach Strong from time to time."

Is it normal for you to talk to the head coach or do you normally talk to assistant coaches?

"I normally talk to assistant coaches but if I have a question or something like that I'll talk to Coach Strong or Coach Brian Jean-Mary for a little bit."

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