RECRUITING UPDATE: Beau Fitte
OLB Fitte may be hard to keep in-state
In order to remain an SEC powerhouse, LSU has to continue keeping Louisiana’s best talent in state.
The Tigers have done a pretty good job of it so far under Les Miles, and prospects look good for 2011 as well.
But the LSU coaching staff may have a difficult time recruiting South Plaquemines outside linebacker Beau Fitte.
That’s because his coach Cyril Crutchfield said he thinks Fitte wants to leave the state of Louisiana for college.
Fitte has received scholarship offers from LSU and Louisiana Tech, and he has also seen interest from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.
“He’s going to have to decide what schools he thinks would fit him best, because he can’t visit all of them,” said Crutchfield.
Even though Arkansas and Georgia have not offered Fitte a scholarship yet, Cruthfield said those are his top two schools right now.
“They’re just trying to access some highlight tape on him,” said Crutchfield. “They want him to come in for the summer camp. ”
One edge that LSU may have is that Fitte recently attended an LSU Junior Day, the only school Fitte has visited so far.
“They really liked him,” said Crutchfield. “It’s just going to be a wait and see and try to figure out what he wants to do.”
Entering his senior year at South Plaquemines, Fitte plays outside linebacker and blitzes quite a bit.
“He’s be a tremendous speed rusher off the edge,” said Crutchfield. “He’s tall and lanky, muscular but very athletic.”
Crutchfield said Fitte measures up at 6′2, 220, which is considerably taller and bigger than his listing on Scout.com.
As the state champion in both the 110 and 300 meter hurtles, Fitte will bring incredible athleticism to whatever school he chooses.