Signing Day has come and gone but there are still spots available and coaches continue to look for talent. There is also talent to be had.
Recently, New Iberia (La.) Westgate three-star defensive tackle Tae Thibodeaux has seen his recruitment pick up. He has seen opportunities come in the past, but as Signing Day approached the recruiting process was back to square one.
Then on Signing Day he was presented with two options.
"Right now Louisville and Arkansas sent me Letters of Intent," Thibodeaux said. "I requested to visit them before I signed and Louisville wants to bring me up Sunday and Arkansas wants to bring me up the weekend of Feb. 21."
With the Letters of Intent in front of him and two great options on the table, he admits it was hard not to go ahead and make a decision.
"Yeah, because I was looking at my teammates sign," Thibodeaux said. "But me and coach Antoine talked about it and I realized I don't want to sign blindly and then take a visit. What if I sign and I go up to Louisville and I don't like it? What if I sign and go up to Arkansas and I'm like get me out of this place? I really respect the coaches for giving me a chance to look at it before I sign."
He is excited about the possibilities the future holds, but today was not an easy day.
"It's been a long day. My phone has been ringing. It was a stressful process. I really can't wait to get it over with," Thibodeaux said. "ACC ball and SEC ball, those two were just in the national championship. In my opinion I can't go wrong with either one. It's going to come down to a gut feeling."
So, right now, the plan is to take his official visits, and see where everything goes from there, whether it be Arkansas, Louisville, or somewhere else.