Three-star lineman Nick Fairley from Mobile (Ala.) Williamson currently is focused on four college programs as he heads into his senior season.
"I plan on visiting LSU, Auburn and Alabama and West Virginia," Fairley said. "That is my top four, somewhat."
The 6-foot-4, 257-pounder is being recruited as a tight end by all of the schools except the Mountaineers.
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"West Virginia wants me at offensive tackle," he said.
Fairley has been considered an LSU lean for some time considering he plays at the same high school as current Tigers quarterback Jamarcus Russell. Fairley admits having a player of that caliber from his school already in Baton Rouge gives the Tigers an edge.
"It helps LSU a little bit," Fairley said. "(Russell) talks to me about LSU."
Fairley went to Baton Rouge for the NIKE Camp in April.
"I didn't get to see much about it then," Fairley said. "I talk to coach Les Miles a little bit and we talk about how it might be a great school for me."
Fairley went to Auburn for its one-day prospect camp in July.
"Me and coach James Willis are talking," he said. "I got to work out with the tight ends coach when I went up there for camp and he seemed like a good guy."
Alabama is another in-state program in the mix.
"That's a pretty good school," he said. "I got to talk to the coach."
Buddy Wyatt is recruiting Fairley for the Crimson Tide.
West Virginia would represent the school that is the longest haul from Mobile, but given the success of Mountaineers quarterback and Mobile product Pat White, it's no surprise to see any prospect from the area have interest in WVU.
"With West Virginia, it's Coach Rick Trickett. We talk somewhat and we talk about how things are going up there."
Fairley hasn't decided if he will make any unofficial visits during the football season, but he does know that he won't be making an early decision.
"I'm going to take all my visits and decide after the season," Fairley said.
Fairley is the nation's No. 18 offensive guard prospect and the No. 13 overall prospect in the state of Alabama, according to Rivals.com.