Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rumor-Miles under consideration for Dallas Job and Recruiting News

The first thing I want to write about is the rumor that the Dallas Cowboys are looking at Les Miles to replace Bill Parcells who resigned Monday night as the head coach of the Cowboys. Les Miles once coached the offensive line for the Cowboys and is a good friend of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but Coach Miles is very happy as the head coach at LSU and is not ready to coach in the NFL. I hope that the rumor goes away in a hurry because the rumor could affect the remainder of the recruiting class. Coach Les Miles and his staff are busy trying to wrap up the final four or five remaining slots for this year's recruiting class. The top five remaining prospects, in no particular order, are Joe McKnight, Terrance Tolliver, Chad Jones, Christian Scott, and Steffon Francois, in my opinion. McKnight, who I believe is the top high school player in the nation, is a lean to LSU according to all reports I am receiving because going to LSU would allow him to play in front of family and friends and because he is from Louisiana. Tolliver is said to be a slight lean to LSU over the national champion Florida Gators. I have been told that Tolliver really likes LSU's new offensive coordinator Gary Crowton, but he also likes the spread offense that Florida runs. I believe that Tolliver will sign with LSU because both programs are about the same in terms of talent, both schools use the wide open offense, and LSU is closer to home. Christian Scott is a highly recruited CB from Dallas Skyline who is reported to be down to LSU and Texas. Coach Miles and three members of the LSU coaching staff made an in-home visit last night with Scott and his family. Texas is the home state school and will get the last in-home visit and I believe Scott will probably sign with the Longhorns. Chad Jones will decide between LSU, Florida and USC and I believe he will sign with the Tigers because his brother attends LSU and his family lives in Baton Rouge. Jones is also a super baseball prospect that Coach Maineri would love to have playing center field. As for Steffon Francois, LSU wide receiver Ricky Dixon is his best friend and he is also friends with Ryan Perrilloux, so I believe Francois will be a Tiger when it is all said and done.

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