Fobbs enjoys his time at LSU

Fobbs now has two offers

When Jarrett Fobbs attended LSU's first academic junior day on Jan. 31 he went to get more familiar with the LSU coaches and the facilities that LSU offers to its student athletes. This latest trip, however, was more about seeing where he stood on LSU's board.

“I talked to coach Mac (D.J. McCarthy) and coach (Les) Miles a good bit,” Fobbs said as he was preparing to head home from LSU's second junior day. “Coach Miles said he really likes me but he wants me to take all of the recruiting in, and he wants to be patient and wants to me be patient.”

As a junior, Fobbs (6-0, 185, 4.5) played running back, receiver, cornerback and safety at Shreveport (La.) Huntington. He rushed for 614 yards and five touchdowns on 95 carries, and added five more scores and 359 yards on 21 receptions. Fobbs also returned four kicks for touchdowns and tacked on another 400-plus return yards to go with four interceptions and 31 tackles on defense.

 

The multi-talented Fobbs, who is a three-sport athlete at Huntington, has the skills to play on either side of the ball at the college level and that has Miles looking for some more answers.

 

“He wants me to come back for the spring game and also for camp,” said Fobbs. “He said the reason he’s being patient is so that he can find out exactly where I fit in with their needs and at what position. He didn’t say much about where he thinks I fit in right now, but he said we’ll find out soon.”

 

While Miles may not know which side of the ball he should be on, Fobbs knows exactly where he wants to play.

 

“I like receiver but I just want to play on offense,” he said. “I like the ball in my hands and that’s what I do best is make plays in the open field.”

 

Heading into the visit, Fobbs had LSU at the top of his list along with two schools that have offered in Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Has anything changed?

 

“Na, LSU is still there at the top,” said Fobbs. “A&M and Mississippi State are right up there too.”

 

Despite not picking up the offer that Fobbs had hoped for he says that the trip to Baton Rouge was still worth the four hours he spent in a car on Saturday morning and he plans to make several more trips in the near future.

 

“I’m glad I came,” he said. “Of course, I hoped that I would have gotten an offer, but I talked to Les Miles and I took everything he said as positive feedback. I’m kind of eager to get the offer but I guess I have to play along. I will work harder than ever now to show them that what I have.”

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