LSU coach Les Miles is in Houston Wednesday to speak before 700 Texas Tigers at the Touchdown Club of Houston's LSU luncheon. The city of Houston has been kind to the 2008 National Champions and not just providing a free lunch.
Receivers Brandon LaFell, R.J. Jackson and Terrance Toliver, safety Danny McCray, quarterback Jarrett Lee, offensive lineman Jarvis Jones, defensive end Tremaine Johnson and incoming linebacker Kellen Theriot all have represented the Greater Houston area well in the Bayou State.
LSU has picked up No. 4-ranked Russell Shepard and Chavez defensive lineman Michael Brockers this early recruiting season and could come away with another Houston four-star prospect.
"I'm going back to LSU next week," Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall running back Knile Davis said. "It's not far from home and I like how they run the ball. I just really feel comfortable over there and the academics are right for me. I feel like I could end up there."
Davis is not a lock for the Tigers as other schools remain in focus.
"I just talked to Nebraska today and we are trying to match up our schedules so I can get up there for an official visit," he said. "I also feel that Missouri is in need of a running back in the next few years and I really like the coaches up there. I feel like I could play pretty early at Missouri."
Miami and Mississippi State round out Davis' top five. He has former teammates playing for the Bulldogs and an influential family friend pushing Miami.
"My former teammates tell me how great Mississippi State is and how they are turning it around," he said. "That's a trip that I'd like to take. (Former Miami Hurricane) Bubba McDowell has always talked about his experience at Miami and I've always remembered that."