RECRUITING: Faulk Is Still A Believer
Slidell-Northshore OL Chris Faulk headed to Baton Rouge this weekend for LSU-Georgia Game
by Daniel Mingea III
Tiger Rag Senior Editor
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After watching the Tigers perform in its first six games it is easy to see the team has dropped a notch from last season and reasonably so.
The Tigers have been dealing with major personal changes on both sides of the ball which would cause just about any team to dip a little. While that may be true it has still not changed the perception of the team in the eyes of one of their 2009 commitments.
Slidell-Northshore offensive lineman Chris Faulk (6-6, 305, 5.1) explained to TigerRag what he expects to see this weekend during his visit to Death Valley.
“I watched both of their last two games,” Faulk stated. “They looked like they weren’t mentally ready for the Florida game. It looked like they might have let their guard down and Florida took advantage of it.
Faulk is the No. 5 rated offensive tackle by Rivals.com.
“Against South Carolina I thought they did really good,” Faulk added. “I thought it would be a good game because last year’s game against them was tough. The last few games against South Carolina have been tough. It seems they going to have to be ready for them every year.”
The Northshore High School product has attended all of the Tigers’ home games so far this season and he will be on hand for this weekend’s showdown against the Bulldogs. Which LSU team is he expecting to see this weekend? The team that traveled to Florida or the team that battled the Gamecocks?
“The team that played North Texas,” Faulk responded. “That’s the team I’m hoping to see and I’m expecting LSU to win.
“I think they’re defensive line will come off of the ball and get after Georgia,” Faulk continued. “They just need to hit them in the mouth early and take advantage of situations by creating turnovers.”
Being that Faulk is a regular at Tiger Stadium, he gets the opportunity to meet and greet all of LSU’s 2009 prospects. This weekend will be no different.
“Usually we (the recruits) all sit around each other,” Faulk explained. “My seat is usually close to where Chris Davenport and Russell Shepard sit. I also see some of the other guys who are not committed yet.
“Chris and I are good friends and when he’s there he talks to everybody,” Faulk added. “He’s really into recruiting. Usually we just walk around introducing ourselves to the other recruits there. We talk about recruiting and just everyday life.”
Faulk weighed in on what he believes the outcome of a game like this one will have on recruiting especially with the number of prospects expected to be in attendance.
“I come in looking at it like how could I help the team,” Faulk admitted. “Some might base their decision off of a win or a loss, but I think that is selfish if they do. They should be looking forward to helping the team out next season.”