For outside linebacker Otha Peters of Covington (La.), getting offer No. 1 was the hard part. Since that came five weeks ago, interest in him has substantially increased.
"I don't know how to explain it," Peters said. "I guess when one school looks at you, other schools start looking at you."
On Wednesday, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound junior landed his third offer when Memphis pulled the trigger. The Tigers join Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Additionally, Peters was paid a visit by LSU assistant Ron Cooper, who apparently liked what he saw.
"I met with Coach Cooper face to face," Peters said. "I liked him a lot. He told me they were very interested in me. He wanted me to come up to their junior day on May 27, so I'm going to do that. He told me he saw my highlight tape and was impressed. He wanted to see me in person to see if I passed the eyeball test."
Peters is optimistic the Tigers may eventually offer.
"I feel good about this one," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen, but he told me he's very interested. He told me he wanted me to meet all the coaches. It means a lot [that LSU is interested]. Pretty much everybody here would like to go to LSU. Everybody I know anyway."
According to Peters' coach, Cooper said he planned to return to Covington later this spring and bring LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis with him.
Meantime, other teams also are showing interest in Peters.
"A lot of schools have said they're coming by this spring," Peters said. "Tennessee said they're coming. So did Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arkansas State, U-LL, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Kansas and Pittsburgh."