The better fit

Wooten likes his role

Glades Central receiver Rantavious Wooten had slimmed down his college choices as the summer drew to a close. With a pair of the Southeastern Conference's biggest names in front of him, not to mention a last minute offer from Florida, the four-star wide out surprised many with a commitment to the Tigers over Georgia last Friday.

On August 29, without much adieu, let alone a press conference or announcement ceremony, Wooten called the LSU coaching staff and let them know he wanted on board.

           

"It just all fit," Wooten said. "I liked the program before contact was ever even made. Then when I went down there it was great because they were showing me mad love."

At 5-11, 175 pounds, the speedster is the mold that offensive coordinator Gary Crowton wants lining up in the slot.

           

"The coaches let me know right where I would fit in," said Wooten, who had over 1,400 yards of total offense and 14 scores as a junior. "LSU runs a lot of multiple sets, which I like a lot. I feel like I can step in and make things happen."

           

Wooten, who was rumored to be close to committing to the Tigers over the summer, said his visits to Baton Rouge set the tone for his ultimate decision.

 

"I really liked the academic center," he said. "It was amazing. I also got to get out and see the city, which I liked a lot. After spending some time with everyone and getting a feel for it all, I was able to make the decision."

 

While the Belle Glade native said that he saw an opportunity at early playing time with the Bulldogs, Wooten feels that choosing the Tigers was the wise decision.

 

"I feel like LSU is just the better fit for me," he said. "Don't get me wrong, Georgia is a great place. But concerning my height, I like what I could do in LSU's offense."

 

The 18th commitment to the Tigers class, which looks to be a good bet to finish as one of the nation's top five classes, has added it's second receiver in a row, with Wooten's decision coming not much more than three weeks after Rayville-native's Kenny Bell.

 

"I am really excited about the class," Wooten said. "Especially to just get in there and compete with the best."

 

Wooten, who is putting the official visit process to rest, will be in Baton Rouge October 25 for the Georgia game.

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