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January 2, 2014

Fournette stays home with LSU

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the end, there was no drama regarding the college choice of Leonard Fournette. Long rumored to be headed to LSU, the nation's No. 3 overall prospect committed to the Tigers during Thursday's Under Armour All-America Game.

"Coach (Frank) Wilson, Coach Les Miles and I have a great relationship, " said Fournette, moments after he caught a 36-yard touchdown pass out of the backfield in the fourth quarter.

There was some thought that the five-star running back out of New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine would follow Louisiana native Cameron Robinson to Alabama, but the pull of the home-state school proved to be too much.

"People always say, 'Stay in-state and don't go to Alabama,'" Fournette said at Under Armour registration. "I enjoy LSU, too. Coach Frank Wilson is a great coach. He's always about personal life. He has a lot of energy and there's a lot of enjoyment."

Fournette took official visits only to LSU and Alabama although he said late last week he had taken an unofficial trip to Texas and the Longhorns were in his final three.

His recruitment to Baton Rouge was a four-year journey as LSU first offered the in-state star a scholarship when he was a freshman.

Adam Friedman is the Mid-Atlantic Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.



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