Originally Posted by UberTiger
Lot to respond to here.
First, Louisiana produces more NFL talent than any other state on a per capita basis, so to say there is "better" talent in another state is patently false.
Regarding Phillips here are the facts, he was a 4 star linebacker (consensus), a member of the ESPNU 150 and Top 247 by 247Sports.com, UF recruited Phillips, it offered him a scholarship which he accepted when he committed, and he ultimately signed with LSU when Miles turned up the heat. Anything else is simple sour grapes on your part.
Here's another fact, neither UF nor A&M has beaten LSU for any Louisiana player this century. Until that actually happens, predictions to the contrary are nothing more than hope on your part and hope doesn't concern us.
As I mentioned several times already, Daub is irrelevant, he's a Florida kid, my point was about Louisiana HS players. I don't know how to put that in any simpler terms.
I see, you like ESPN's rankings since they prop up your corner sized LB. Lets analyze that Top 150 2012 class.
FLorida - 28 players
Texas - 24 players
Louisiana - 4 players
I won't list Alabama and Ga., but it's way more than 4.
Then you have:
Louisiana players who went to LSU (#125, and Phillips #135)
Louisiana players who didn't (#6 Colllins to Alabama, #77 Davis to Texas)
A. You'e not keeping your top talent in state
B. Now we know why you're a fan of a 195# LB. He's the second best player ya'll convinced to stay in state.
B. Louisiana isn't the most talent rich state even in your wildest wetdreams. Regardless of what per capita NFL stat you find.
You are correct though, Florida hasn't pulled kids out of La. lately. Now we know why. Not many Brock Berlins and Ike Hilliards around these days.