Vermilion LB Steven Honore

Vermilion (Minn.) College is a long way from the Bayou, but linebacker Steven Honore (6-3, 240) was set on continuing his football career that he went from the sweltering heat of Louisiana to the frigid winters of Minnesota.

So far, it's turning out nicely for Honore (6-3, 240), who leads Vermilion into the Dalton Defenders Bowl this Sunday against Butler CC.

"This is a big game for us," said Honore.   "We're undefeated and it's for the championship."

Honore has been a big part of Vermilion's perfect season, anchoring the defense in 2006.  He has 110 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles, six tackles for loss and an interception from his inside linebacker spot.

Colleges are starting to take notice too.

"I've heard from LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, California, Alabama," said Honore.  "Minnesota gave me a call and they want me to try and set a visit.  LSU is in the process of possibly offering me."

With several schools in the South offering JC football, why did Honore end up in Minnesota?

"My coach got me up here and thought it would be the best place for me," said Honore.  "I've got my grades up and I get my degree in May.  My grades and my ACT weren't that good so I had to go this route, but I've got three years NCAA to play two."

Honore said he is planning to take his official visits in December and because he is a May graduate, he will sign in February on National Signing Day.  And he has a place in mind where he would love to continue his career.

"LSU is close to home and my family would love for me to go there," said Honore.  "Their hearts' desire is to see me there."


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