LSU, Ole Miss battle for McBeath

The co-leaders remain rock-solid for Moss Point (Miss.) linebacker
Marquis McBeath as he begins a four-week stretch of official
visits beginning this weekend at Ole Miss.
"Ole Miss and LSU are still my leaders," he said. "They're up there battling
it out for the top spot. I'd say they're equal right now. Both have certain
things I really like about them.
"With LSU, they're a team with great tradition, and I think they've got
one of the best recruiting classes in the nation coming in this year. They
should be strong for a long time. I also like the programs they have for my
major. I want to be a pediatrician.
"Ole Miss is making it a tough decision, though, because of the
opportunity to play right away. Coach (David) Cutcliffe told me man-to-man
that I'd have a chance to come in and compete for a starting position right
away, so that's really been on my mind. Plus, it's home."
He'll be visiting LSU on Jan. 24.
McBeath (6-1, 215, 4.6) is a member of the
Top 100 team and the No. 8 inside linebacker in the nation.
He also has official visits coming for Auburn on Jan. 17 and Nebraska on
Jan. 31.
"It'll be one of those four," he said. "I won't be
visiting anywhere else."
As a senior, McBeath was a first-team all-state
selection after recording 104 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries, nine sacks,
five forced fumbles and one interception. He broke the school's career
record for tackles with 334.