The race for one of the nation’s elite prospects has been trimmed to three teams.
Five-star St. Martinville (La.) wide receiver Early Doucet was scheduled to take an official visit to Florida this weekend for the Gators’ matchup with rival Florida State, but opted against it.
“Well, I didn’t think it would be right to go,” he said. “I’m mainly looking at Miami, Oklahoma and LSU right now. It’s going to be one of those three. They’re the ones who have stuck out since the beginning. They’ve all got winning programs and good coaches and good offenses.
“Now that our season’s over, I’ve been able to focus on recruiting a little more and figure out that those three would be best for me.”
Anyone considered a leader at this point?
“No, not really,” he said. “It’s pretty even with them.”
Doucet has, however, taken note of the super class that home state LSU has been building.
“Yeah, I’m definitely watching that,” he said. “I want to win championships, and to do that, you can’t just have a good class every now and then. You’ve got to do it year after year after year. That’s what (LSU) has been doing.”
He visited Oklahoma in October. Miami has been scheduled for Dec. 12, and LSU should get a visit in January.
A member of the Rivals100 Team, Doucet (6-1, 207, 4.4) wrapped up his senior season with approximately 850 yards rushing, 700 yards passing and 300 yards receiving. He accounted for 29 combined touchdowns.
Academically, Doucet maintains a 3.4 GPA and has scored an 18 on the ACT.