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Bourque continuing career at Pearl River
RB Davante' Bourque will report to Pearl River Community College this evening at 6 P.M. after transferring from Tennessee. "Coach (Tim) Hatten came and talked with Davante' three times," said Kirk Landry, father of the true freshman. "Davante' wasn't sure if he wanted to play anymore, but Coach Hatten told him not to kill his dream. "He told Davante' that media and people will say all kinds of things about kids. Coach Hatten told him to get his education and continue his career." Landry is familiar with Pearl River. In fact, he signed there a couple of decades ago out of Crowley High. "It looks like whole another place since I've been," Landry said. "They run the spread offense and plan to use Davante' some at running back, some at wide receiver." Landry says his son is open to any four-year schools. Bourque, who is academically qualified, will be able to transfer to a four-year program after one season in the junior college ranks if Tennessee grants a release. If the Vols don't sign a release, Bourque will spend two years at Pearl River. "I told him not to lock down one school for his future," said Landry, who talked more about the recruiting process. "Everybody thought I was behind what he did when he committed and decommitted from Texas A&M and LSU. "I was begging for Davante' to go back to Tennessee when he left. Once he did leave, I had to find a place for him to keep playing and get back on track." Bourque ran for over 2,000 yards during his junior seasons at Crowley High School in south-central Louisiana. His size (6-2 to 6-3 at approximately 215 pounds) and athleticism give Bourque the option to line up at a number of positions. While he favors running back, Bourque has the frame and ability to play receiver or even defense (at linebacker or safety).
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