June 18, 2008

Sleeper Lousiana linebacker talks A&M visit

Texas A&M is making a concerted effort to push into the borders of Louisiana in the 2009 recruiting class, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Aggies hosted a pair of the Pelican State's top linebacker prospects on unofficial visits this week in Shreveport Byrd's Jonathan Stewart and New Iberia's Michael Lamothe.

While Stewart is a known commodity, holding close to 20 offers, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Lamothe is a new name to the recruiting scene. However, the Aggies managed to find him during the spring evaluation period. A few other programs did as well.

"They offered me a few weeks ago," Lamothe said of A&M. "I have three others, too. Arkansas, Rice and Tulane have also offered me."

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