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    RB Leonard Fournette Commits to LSU

    Might as well get this one started since this is likely the kid everyone will be eventually be salivating over down the stretch, ala Nkemdiche, Clowney, Reuben Randle, et al.

    Odds are he ends up at LSU, of course, but 'Bama is going extremely hard here, and we're at least a serious contender. Visits have been scheduled to some other schools, but realistically this is an LSU v. Alabama battle.

    Lost count on how many unofficial trips he has taken to Baton Rouge, but it's got to be near double-digits now. We might need a bit of the nearly-annual offensive implosion from LSU to sway him in our direction. It certainly won't help that they will have earlier playing time to offer than we will. He could get a lot of reps in Baton Rouge as a true freshman, but in Tuscaloosa he's presumably going to be behind at least Yeldon, Henry, Tenpenny, Drake, etc.

    This little quote from his Dad, however, is going to stir up some anger and paranoia in south Louisiana:

    Alabama is the school that recruits him the hardest," Fournette II said. "They are on him non-stop. Coach (Burton) Burns, being a St. Augustine high school alumnus, wants him as much as anyone."
    Almost certainly going to a National Signing Day decision.
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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Not saying that it has any impact on his decision, but I liked this quote:
    Fournette Jr. said he liked that Alabama coach Nick Saban "keeps it real" with him.
    "He says 'I do not need you but I want you' and that really stuck with me."
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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Man, if we could get him and Robinson out of Louisiana. WOW!

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by formersoldier71 View Post
    Not saying that it has any impact on his decision, but I liked this quote:
    Always nice to hear, but a constant refrain at this point, and something we've told every recruit for years. If Saban said that to Julio after losing to Louisiana-Monroe, he's certainly not going to change tune for another kid after three titles in four years.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    I really want this guy! He's looks every bit the part.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RammerJammer91 View Post
    Man, if we could get him and Robinson out of Louisiana. WOW!
    It would be two years in a row we have signed Louisiana's top two players (last year was Collins and Devall). They had a meltdown over the two last year and it will get real bad if we do it again.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJ View Post
    It would be two years in a row we have signed Louisiana's top two players (last year was Collins and Devall). They had a meltdown over the two last year and it will get real bad if we do it again.
    Wrong year. That was 2012. LSU got the top 2 guys instate in 2013.
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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Wrong year. That was 2012. LSU got the top 2 guys instate in 2013.
    Good call and you are correct.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Love Coach Burns !

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by formersoldier71 View Post
    Not saying that it has any impact on his decision, but I liked this quote:
    Hmm...Sounds like Coach Bryant: "son, we're going to win with you or without you, but I'd like to win with you."

    or something close to that.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    I 'll bet Les would eat a lots of grass if we were successful in luring Fournette away from LSU.

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    I hope we do get LF, simply to lessen the sting of Roc going to the Barn, as already been stated though on the forum
    , if we don't sign a RB at all in this class..We'd still be in better shape at RB than anyone in the country next year..

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    Re: RB Leonard Fournette Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan09 View Post
    I hope we do get LF, simply to lessen the sting of Roc going to the Barn, as already been stated though on the forum
    , if we don't sign a RB at all in this class..We'd still be in better shape at RB than anyone in the country next year..
    Looks like we are all in with him now. I hope he chooses Bama!

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