Thursday, February 1, 2007

Recruiting News From Dandy Don

There is not a whole lot of news to report in recruiting. Joe McKnight is the main topic of discussion among the remaining players on the board, and he will receive home visits from Les Miles and Pete Carroll of USC tonight. I thought that Carroll's in-home visit was scheduled for Wednesday night, but it is tonight. I am sure that Pete Carroll will impress McKnight because he is a very polished, smooth talking coach with a lot of charm. Les Miles will be accompanied by offensive coordinator Gary Crowton and running back coach Larry Porter and will try to convince the nation's No. 1 prospect to sign with LSU. Joe McKnight was almost a lock to sign with USC one year ago, but Les Miles and Jimbo Fisher did a good job recruiting McKnight before Fisher took the FSU job. I have been told that Gary Crowton has impressed McKnight the few times the two have talked. In my opinion, McKnight's final decision will be made after Les Miles' visit tonight. The good thing that LSU has going is that his family, friends and coach J.T. Curtis would be able to drive 60 miles up the road seven times each season to see him play. I cannot see any reason for McKnight to want to attend USC unless he has a desire to leave the state of Louisna and all his friends. I have not heard anything new on Christian Scott, Terrance Tolliver, Chad Jones, Steffon Francois and Sidell Corley. I have been told that at least one national recruiting expert is predicting that McKnight and Tolliver will sign with USC and Florida respectively

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