The Zooker ups the ante, and other last minute recruiting notes.

  • Hey Gator fans – Ron Zook says he’s about to take things to a new plateau. Best. Class. Evah.

“If we can close things out, we can have possibly the best class I’ve ever been around,” Zook said. “We’re excited about the caliber of player we’re getting.”

  • Geaux Signing Day. Do you ever get the impression that LSU fans generally look for any excuse to drink they can find?

…some 5,000 fans are expected at the Baton Rouge River Center Wednesday for the 13th annual, 10-hour Tiger Gridiron Club Bayou Bash Football Recruiting Party. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door and 10-seat tables are available for $1,000. There will be 30 food booths offering indigenous cuisine, including jambalaya from 10 a.m. until closing, and 38 vendors selling various other products football related and not football related. And, of course, there will be adult beverages for sale.

The doors open at 8:30 a.m. LSU football coach Les Miles, who brought the house down with his speech last year, will close down the house at about 5 p.m. In between, former LSU players will speak, the Golden Band from Tigerland will perform, various coaches will speak and a highlight video of the Tigers’ 2007 BCS national championship will be shown.

In the rest of the country, Wednesday is national signing day for high school and junior college football players. At the River Center, it will be party time in a room usually reserved for Mardi Gras balls.

“It’s out of control,” said Chico Moore, who is vice president of the Gridiron Club and helped start the first official bash back in 1996 at the LSU Field House. “It’s completely out of control.”

  • One can only imagine what this kid’s been told in the past few days. All’s fair in love, war and recruiting (especially if you’re Phil Fulmer). The thing is, he’s from the Atlanta area. It’s not like he doesn’t already have some idea about Petrino’s MO.
  • Sometimes, this is what comes of having second thoughts.
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One response to “The Zooker ups the ante, and other last minute recruiting notes.

  1. dean

    I love keeping up with recruiting as much as anybody but it’s getting out of hand. Seriously there are sports channels covering it, signing day parties, and even DVD’s. No wonder a lot of the kids have attitudes before they step on campus.