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08:13 AM ET 09.17 | They do get younger and younger, right? Although only a freshman, and competing in only two varsity games thus far in his career, running back Leonard Fournette is considered to be one of the top prospects at his position. "I know (LSU assistant coach) Frank Wilson was supposed to talk to him (Leonard) today," St. Augustine football coach David Johnson said. "I really think that he is the real deal. I have told a number of people that I have known for a while that he is definitely going to be my starting running back for quite a while. He is right at six-foot and probably around 210 pounds. He runs a legitimate 4.5 40, he ran that at the Southern Mississippi camp this summer.

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September 17, 2010  08:24 AM ET

iHe runs a legitimate 4.5 40, he ran that at the Southern Mississippi camp

Sign with LUS and that time automatically drops to 4.2 or 4.0....

September 17, 2010  08:45 AM ET
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iHe runs a legitimate 4.5 40, he ran that at the Southern Mississippi camp Sign with LUS and that time automatically drops to 4.2 or 4.0....

LOL! Funny how that happens.

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September 17, 2010  09:14 AM ET
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What's next? Raiding the Pee Wee leagues?

Isn't there some 12 year old quarterback with a verbal from USC or something like that?

September 17, 2010  09:22 AM ET
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What's next? Raiding the Pee Wee leagues?

Are 8th graders considered pee-wee league? Kiffin's been there, done that.

September 17, 2010  09:23 AM ET

It's ridiculous and meaningless. It's a non-binding commitment (exactly how can a "commitment" be "non-binding" is beyond me).

The NCAA should step in and stop this nonsense of "commitments" by kids that have more than a year left before college. There's way too much growing and development to be done between now and when he would actually ever put on a college uniform (IF he ever puts on a college uniform).

Miles Austin didn't play until he was a Junior in high school. Sebastian Vollmer didn't start playing until he was 14...in GERMANY! Todd Marinovich was trained from birth to be an NFL QB. It's nonsense to try and project what kind of athlete a young kid will be in 4-6 years.

They just need to let the story play out before drooling all over these kids.

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September 17, 2010  09:27 AM ET
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He will end up a 6'5 DE.What are they chances Les Mi Les is even at LUS when he graduates.

I hear ya. I don't think this guy lasts much longer.

6', 210 pounds who runs a 4.5 40 in 9th grade is impressive though.

September 17, 2010  09:28 AM ET
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Isn't there some 12 year old quarterback with a verbal from USC or something like that?

Yes, I heard about this too.

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September 17, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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Sign with LUS and that time automatically drops to 4.2 or 4.0....

HA HA HA, that was great!!!!!

September 17, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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What's next? Raiding the Pee Wee leagues?

Kiffin's already working on that, not to worry.

September 17, 2010  09:48 AM ET
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Actually... Its only 4.35 if he signs with LUS and 4.2 if he signs w/ UF and an automatic 5* star with BAMA

Fixed!

September 17, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I guess this may buy Les a couple of years at his job. Les: I know we lost this year but you just wait till this kid gets here!

September 17, 2010  10:09 AM ET
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Is Les wearing pants in the picture? He has that suspicious grin on his face.....

Yea, and where's the 15 yo freshman?

Ok, that's probably too far. Sorry.

September 17, 2010  10:10 AM ET

What's that thing on his left wrist anyway?

September 17, 2010  10:12 AM ET

Is he giving jazz hands or pedophile hands?

September 17, 2010  10:14 AM ET

Recruiting 15 year old children and the massive arrests in the SEC particularly at Florida; how can any of these programs have any pride. Loose enforcement of rules and regulations, cheating on a massive scale, established programs playing 4 cupcakes each year makes me vomit when I see this crap on TV.

 
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