"Being my first game, I had a little idea of what to expect," Lowe said. “But it was definitely a lot more than what I thought before. The fans are just absolutely crazy. I brought a teammate of mine as well as my uncle and grandfather.
“It was my grandfather's first time in Baton Rouge,” added Lowe. “He loves the Southeastern Conference, so he really enjoyed the game. The game is just played on another level, that's all you can say. I am going to bring my mom down next time I come, more than likely the Alabama game. I am going to wait until around December to take my official visit."
Meeting up with fellow Tiger commitments, as well as some of the nation's biggest recruits still on the board, provided Lowe with the atmosphere he was looking for when he gave coach Les Miles his verbal commitment.
"I met up with Russell [Shepard], Chris [Faulk] and [Chris] Davenport," Lowe said. "It was good seeing those guys again. We always have a good time when we get together. We hung out with Andre [Debose], Dyron [Dye] and Ray Ray [Armstrong] a good bit. I didn't try to push them too hard or anything. We just relaxed. I didn't want to make it anything business like. They said they were really having fun. The more they come and experience the environment, the better chance we have."
Lowe, who is sidelined with a minor knee injury for a few more weeks, said the trip came on a whim but he’s glad he made the drive over from Brownwood, Texas.
"I didn't really tell anyone I was coming," said the 6-4, 295-pounder. "I let a few people know, but the whole staff looked as if they had been expecting me the entire time. I talked with pretty much every coach, from [running backs coach Larry] Porter to [offensive line] coach [Greg] Studrawa.
“I talked with Coach Miles a few times, even sitting down with him in his office before the game,” said Lowe. “Overall the weekend was just a really good time. Driving eight hours back to Brownwood won't be too fun, but I enjoyed it."