Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Holliday to Emphasize Football

LSU received some great news Tuesday afternoon when Trindon Holliday announced that he would not participate in the IAAF world championship this Summer. Holliday decided to remain at LSU to prepare himself for the upcoming football season. Holliday would have missed the first three games of the season had he took part in the world championship event. I suspect that Holliday would have chosen to run the 100 meters and the 400 relays if LSU was not playing VA Tech the second game of the season. The VA Tech game is one of the three key games on the 2007 schedule and a win over the Hokies would be huge in LSU's bid to win the national championship. Trindon Holliday also has a strong desire to play in the NFL one day, and having a huge game against a top ranked team early in the season would impress NFL teams. I would like to congratulate Holliday for putting LSU football first for the time being. Holliday will take part in the Olympic trials next Summer and is almost a sure bet to represent the USA in the next Olympic games.

Football recruiting news: One of Florida's top defensive linemen has committed to play at LSU, according to unconfirmed reports out of Florida and a handful of emails I have received. The word is that Martin (6'5", 293, DT) from FT Walton Beach, Florida chose LSU over Alabama, Purdue, and Central Florida, and was being recruited by Auburn, FSU, Clemson and several other schools. I will have more later on Martin.

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