The wait is on

Barkevious Mingo is done with official visits

One of the few remaining prospects left on LSU's board is Barkevious Mingo and this past weekend the four-star linebacker took an official visit to U-Conn.

Mingo (6-5, 210, 4.55) has not spoken much about the recruiting process of late, but on Monday afternoon West Monroe head coach Don Shows was about to take a walk over to talk to his standout linebacker about his latest trip.

While Shows had not yet spoken to Mingo about the U-Conn visit he has a good idea of how the discussion will go.


“I haven’t seen him but I’m walking over there to talk to him,” Shows said. “I know what he’s going to tell me though. He’s going to say he had a good time, he liked the food, and he didn’t commit. That’s what he said about Alabama and the same thing he said about LSU too.”


Before Mingo left to head up North for the weekend, spoke with Shows and at the time he said he didn’t know what school the nation’s sixth ranked strongside linebacker would choose.


Mingo has taken official visits to LSU, Alabama, Michigan and U-Conn, but many feel that it ultimately will come down to the Tigers and Crimson Tide due to distance from home.


Mingo will make it official by signing his national letter of intent at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the West Monroe Field House. Although he hasn’t given any indication of his decision, Shows gave us his take on Mingo’s situation.


“If you ask me where I think he’s going to go then I’m going to tell you LSU,” Shows said. “I just can’t see him going anywhere else but that doesn’t mean he’s going there. All I know is the only papers that have been sent to me for him to sign is LSU.”


Regardless of which school lands the prized recruit, Shows says someone is going to get a player with a high ceiling.


“He’s got a tremendous amount of upside and someone’s going to get a heck of a player,” he said.


Mingo was a LSWA Class 5A All-State selection in each of the two years he played for the Rebels. He totaled 125 tackles with 16 for loss, and 13 sacks in the two years of organized football he played in high school. Recommended Stories

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