Recruiting: Visits Begin For Youngblood

The Lone Star State's No. 1, Houston Washington OT <b>Reggie Youngblood</b>, took his first of five official visits to LSU this past weekend. This is in fact the most crucial stretch of Youngblood's recruitment. And, with the Baton Rouge trip knocked out, the 5-star lineman goes on record with about that, his official visit agenda and which coaches have made in-home visits so far...

"Man, it was great," Reginald Youngblood said of his official visit to LSU. "I had a good time. Everything about the trip was great."

His player host was junior OT Nate Livings...

"I've been down there enough times and hung out with him, that we get along real well," he said.

Highlights of the trip with regard to the Big Uglies usually starts at the dinner table.

"The food was the best past of the trip," a kidding Youngblood said. "No, really, walking around the campus and meeting with the coaches, and players -- and getting player perspectives about LSU -- was the best part of the trip."

The Nation's No. 1 OT was not able to take his father, who was unable to get away from work, but he did in fact bring his mom. And, according to Youngblood, "She loved it."

On a 1-10 scale, the Bayou City blue-chipper rated the trip a "10."

His next official is scheduled for Miami (12/10), then Oklahoma (12/17) and Texas (1/21).

[Inside Texas subscribers who would like to see the IT (unofficial) UT Banquet Weekend official visitors list, along with the other three 4-star (or higher) recruits slated to be in with Reggie January 21-23 on what is shaping up to be another big UT official visit weekend, simply Click Here]

Nick Saban NFL Rumors:
LSU head man Nick Saban dispelled rumors of taking any available NFL openings according to the 6-5, 285-pounder. "He told me he ain't going anywhere."

School/Coaches Making In-Home Visits:
"Texas Coach Mac McWhorter and Michael Haywood did their in-home visit last week," Reggie said. "This week, Oklahoma Coach Kevin Sumlin came by and so did and LSU Coach Travis Jones and Stacy Searels. Tennessee Coach Trooper Taylor and Larry Slade also came by this week. Tomorrow (Thursday) Miami Coach Mario Cristobal is coming in.

FYI: Head coaches are allowed one in-home visit per NCAA. And, with the Nation's No. 1 LT prospect set to make a late-decision, Bob Stoops, Larry Coker, Mack Brown, Nick Saban and Phillip Fulmer are saving their best pitch for closer to National Signing Day, '05, which is why you saw assistant coaches rather than head coaches in Youngblood's living room the past two weeks.

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