Throughout the recruiting process, Lakewood (Calif.) linebacker Luthur Brown has been fairly tight lipped about his favorite schools but did always mention LSU in his top two or three. With former head coach Nick Saban leaving for the Miami Dolphins job, where are the Tigers on Brown's list now?
Brown, 6-2, 225 pounds has taken an official visit to Oklahoma and has at least three more trips set for January including one to Baton Rouge.
"I was pretty shocked and disappointed when I heard Saban left," Brown said. "I really never saw that coming but I still like LSU a lot and I'm still definitely visiting. I haven't talked to anyone over there since he left but Derek Dooley has called me and left a message to let me know what's going on.
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"Right now, I'm going to leave the weekend of January 7 open. If I do take a visit that week, it will be a mid-week visit to Arizona. I'll still visit LSU (Jan. 14), USC (Jan. 21) and Miami (Jan. 28). Then around Signing Day, I'll make my decision."
Brown, one of the nation's premier 'backers, will be playing in the CaliFlorida Bowl on January 2 in Miami, Fla.