Jacksonville (Fla.) Nease quarterback Tim Tebow took official visit No. 2 and another in a series of visits across the nation as he watched LSU this past weekend in Baton Rouge, La. Tebow spoke with the coaches, watched the game and spoke to players like Ryan Perrilloux about the future under center for the Tigers. He came away impressed with it all.
"LSU was really good, I liked it a lot," said the 6-foot-3, 217-pounder. "My host was Luke Sanders and he was great. My family and I liked coach Fisher and coach Miles and the game itself was good. It wasn't like the LSU-Florida game I saw there a few weeks back but the fans were still excited and the atmosphere was good. Appalachian State's quarterback was very good, he could play in the SEC for a lot of schools."
Tebow watched JeMarcus Russell have an excellent day and talked to Perrilloux about the quarterback position.
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"I think JeMarcus is doing a great job and Ryan and I talked about the quarterback situation," he said. "Ryan was very cool. He said that the coaches are going to play whoever is best for the team and I have heard he's a great quarterback and he'll be tough competition for anyone who comes in there. But that is the case everywhere."
Tebow said the facilities stood out at LSU as well as the character of the coaching staff.
"The facilities are way up there, they're very, very nice and have to be some of the best in the country," said Tebow, who has been to numerous schools. "And my family and I were impressed with the coaching staff. They are very good and we're looking for high character coaches."
LSU is certainly in the mix for Tebow's services.
"The visit was very good," he said. "I'll be seeing them again this weekend when I go to the Alabama-LSU game on an unofficial."
And who will he be rooting for in that game, a game that pits two of his favorites against each other?
"Probably the team that is losing at the time," he laughed. "Always root for the underdog. It's hard to watch a game and not favor one team, that much I know."
Following this weekend, Tebow has officials set with Michigan (Nov. 18), Florida (Nov. 25) and Southern Cal (Dec. 3). His Florida visit could be an unofficial one the weekend of Nov. 25 and if it is, he'll take his official there later. His decision date is set.
"It's going to be on Dec. 14 on ESPNU and ESPNews," he said. "That's the same day they're running a documentary on me so it's going to be an exciting day."