Elliot Porter spent the summer months in Baton Rouge, one of
20-plus freshmen signees who enrolled in summer school in June and began their
offseason workouts with the team.
When running back Jakhari Gore was given the go-ahead by the
NCAA Clearinghouse on Monday, head coach Les Miles realized that – because all of
LSU’s 2010 signees had qualified in time for Thursday’s start of fall camp –
two names couldn’t enroll on scholarship this fall.
The staff offered Porter one of the greyshirt opportunities.
The results of the conversation – Porter being released from
his letter of intent – have since left the New Orleans native hesitant about
his next step.
“It’s true that I asked for my release, but at this point I’m
still considering the greyshirt offer,” said Porter on Tuesday evening. “My
family and I are still talking about that, but I’m also keeping my options
While Porter wouldn’t go into detail about colleges that
have been in contact since his release, attention is evidently pouring in.
“I have some other offers and I’ve heard from a lot of
schools,” Porter said. “I’m just not ready to talk about that right now. I would
still like to play big-time, Division-I football. I also want to make a
decision soon, but I don’t know right now when that will be.”