"UL first offered over the telephone and then they followed with a letter making it official," said Jalen Nixon. "Coach Hud (Mark Hudspeth) and Coach (Jay) Johnson talked to me on the phone. They told me they'll give me a shot at quarterback but are probably looking to use me at outside linebacker.
"I don't mind playing any position. I just want to play college football. I love playing football. The coaches at UL talked about the New Orleans Bowl. They're building a special program and said they need special athletes to make big-time plays. I like their program and their comments let me know they think I'm a good ballplayer. I like their atmosphere and the way they have stepped up this year. It's close to home, too."
Nixon is also hearing from a few more programs.
"New Mexico's head coach is supposed to offer soon, and I hear Louisiana Tech and McNeese State want to offer," he said. "I'm going to see which offers come and then decide."
Leading up to last night, Nixon had rushed for 788 yards with 14 TDs for head coach Brent Indest and the 7th-seeded Bears. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder had thrown for 967 yards with eight touchdowns and only two interceptions.
He maintains an "A" average in the classroom with a 25 on the ACT.
Carencro is having its best season in years. The 12-1 Bears host nationally-ranked Byrd next Friday in the 5A semifinals.