A 6'5", 230-pound pass-catcher with athleticism, ball skills, solid speed, quickness and leaping ability? I think any program in the country would enter battle to sign a prospect like that.
Well, many did, and only two are left standing in Texas A&M and LSU for Ricky Seals-Jones. The Aggies can pitch that he can stay in his home state and still play in the SEC in an offense that passes the ball a lot.
LSU can pitch that it wins a lot of games, are always in both the SEC and BCS hunt and have several stud quarterbacks in the stables to toss Seals-Jones the rock.
This will be a battle that everyone will be watching.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.