LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from DT Travonte Valentine. The four-star prospect is…
Staying or Leaving?
Travonte Valentine is a former Miami commitment and he will either go back with Miami or leave his home state for LSU. "That is it. I will sign with Miami or LSU at 10:30am ET Wednesday," said Valentine. "It has been just those two schools for a while." Valentine took an official visit to LSU on January 24 and he was scheduled to visit Miami officially this past weekend. That visit did not happen. "I have visited Miami seven times before and I know all there is to know about Miami, so I decided I need to get up and see my mom over the weekend. "I do not get to see her that much, so I decided that was more important. I just know all about Miami, so me not taking the visit there meant nothing about my interest in them." Some felt maybe it showed Valentine's hand a little early. He denies that. "LSU and Miami are still right there together," Valentine said. "It is 50-50 for me right now. I know I have a big decision to make, but it has not been made yet." Before the Scout 100 defensive tackle out of Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic lays his head on a pillow Tuesday night, he hopes to have his mind made up. "I am going to talk with my mom one more time tonight. I just have to make the decision and I want to speak with here about it. I will probably talk with my coaches some more too." It will be the Hurricanes or the Tigers for the four-star in Florida. Will he leave or will he stay? "Both are great schools and both have a lot of history on the defensive line. I will pick the best school for me and I have no problem staying home or leaving Florida. "I just have to figure out what is right by Wednesday morning." Valentine has not spoken with coaches from LSU or Miami since Sunday night he said. He plans to tell one the good news and the other the bad news on Wednesday morning. Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. Twitter | Facebook | E-Mail
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