Port Barre (La.) standout
Daniel Francis sees the race for his commitment winding down
to a pair of familiar programs.
"It's looking like Tulane or LSU," he said. "There
might be a chance for someone else to slip in there, but I don't think so
"I'm not sure who would be No. 1. Both schools are
pretty impressive to me. I figure if I went to Tulane, I'd have a better
chance of playing early. It may take a while somewhere like LSU, but you've
got to like them from the standpoint of being the SEC champions and the way
coach (Nick) Saban is leading them. It's a tough decision."
A member of the Rivals.com
Top 30 team, Francis (5-11, 175, 4.43) is one of the area's
top wide receivers, but is being recruited primarily as a defensive back.
"Tulane says DB first and maybe wide receiver and
kick returner depending on what their needs are when I get there," he said.
"LSU just says DB. I'm cool with either one. I just want to play."
Francis made an unofficial visit to LSU on Saturday
for the Tigers' 38-14 win over South Carolina.
"It was awesome," he said. "I thought it was going
to be a bad night for them (after LSU fell behind 14-3), but they must have
said something at halftime. They came out a different team in the second
half. I like the whole environment there. The stadium is loud."
Through six games this season, Francis has chalked
up 719 total yards and 16 touchdowns for undefeated Port Barre, the
top-ranked team in Class 2A. He also has an interception on defense.
He was a first-team 2A all-state selection as a