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,
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
“Everyone is pretty equal,” he
said. “I just want to go play, I don’t care where or even at what
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
“There is always something new to
learn about football,” he said.