Adam Fayard Has La. Ties

Henson on the recruiting trail

Unless Jarrett Lee would decide that LSU was not the school he wanted sign with, and there are no indications of that happening, all signs point towards the Tigers taking only one quarterback in 2007 with Lee being the one. However, we all know that things can change between now and signing day, ala Alex Cate, so we will continue to follow some other quarterbacks that LSU has an interest in.

Unless Jarrett Lee would decide that LSU was not the school he wanted sign with, and there are no indications of that happening, all signs point towards the Tigers taking only one quarterback in 2007 with Lee being the one.

 

However, we all know that things can change between now and signing day, ala Alex Cate, so we will continue to follow some other quarterbacks that LSU has shown interest in.

 

Louisiana native and current Mississippi resident Adam Fayard (6.2, 210) is one  signal caller to keep an eye on and he has been the source of attention from various coaches throughout the region, including LSU recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Josh Henson.

 

Fayard has yet to receive his first scholarship offer and has been flying under the radar of most schools, but has managed to catch the eye of several programs, with Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Southern Miss, among others, all sending representatives to his Tylertown High School spring practice sessions.

 

Though they did not send a representative during the spring, Fayard says he has been in touch with Henson, and that he has enjoyed their conversation.

 

"I like talking to coach Henson a whole lot," Fayard said. "He is really straight forward and friendly. He wants me to come to camp at LSU during the summer."

 

Fayard added that he had not talked to LSU much early in the recruiting period but they seemed to be interested after recently checking out his highlight tape.

 

"They talked about how I had good arm strength," he said, "And that I help the team produce. I don't get shaken up on the field. They want to see me in person."

 

Although he did not attend junior day in Baton Rouge, he did take an unofficial visit to the school last month and felt strongly about the experience.

 

"The facilities at LSU are first class," he said. "Coach [Henson] showed me around, and I also got to talk to coach Miles. I've been to games in Tiger Stadium but I was blown away by visiting the school."

 

In addition to the unofficial visit to LSU, Fayard also took part in the Alabama junior day, and is making plans to take a trip to Vanderbilt.

 

While visiting family on the east coast, he also took visits to Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

 

When asked about favorite schools, Fayard stated that he could not pick out any schools above the rest, because his selection of a college would be very dependant upon what was available to him.

 

"Everyone is pretty equal," he said. "I just want to go play, I don't care where or even at what position."

 

Although he is considered a recruit at quarterback, compiling 1,200 yards passing and 500 rushing during a Katrina-shortened junior season, he has also been considered as a potential college defensive back.

 

"It's definitely an honor that these schools have even taken an interest in me," he said, "In my opinion, the SEC is the best place for football. It's awesome to know that these coaches want to look at me."

 

Fayard will stay on the road for the majority of the summer, planning on attending camps at Ole Miss, Georgia, Miami, Duke, Vanderbilt, Tulsa, Penn State and LSU.

 

He also plans on focusing his summer training on his footwork, and increasing his knowledge of the game.

 

"There is always something new to learn about football," he said.

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