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LSU recruiting Shreveport and quick note on Speedy

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National Signing Day is February 5th and while schools are finalizing their upcoming classes, most are also out on the recruiting trail looking ahead to next year and beyond.  Such is the case with LSU as KTBS 3 Sports learned Tigers assistant coach Steve Emsinger is spending a couple of days in Shreveport this week recruiting several area high schools.

Among the schools Emsinger is visiting is Fair Park where he is looking at 2015 prospects FS-WR C. J. Thomas and athlete Josh Pickett.  The editor and publisher of Louisiana Football Magazine, Lee Brecheen says head coach Mike Greene has done a great job getting kids ready.  Brecheen says Thomas is the best recruit to come out of Fair Park since Mo Claiborne and adds, while Thomas and Pickett have not yet been on the national radar, they will be now.

KTBS 3 Sports has also learned why talented wide receiver Speedy Noil surprised some by committing to Texas A&M instead of LSU.  A source close to Noil's family says he did so because A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin promised Speedy he could compete at quarterback. No one expects Noil to play quarterback but a family member said he was told he could compete. 

Noil had been recruited as an athlete and caught a big touchdown pass from Parkway's Brandon Harris in the Under Armour All-American game in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The source also says the family is not happy about Speedy picking A&M over LSU, but the deal is done.  Noil is already enrolled and on campus in College Station.

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