T.K. Fleming, fresh off Louisiana state titles in both the long and triple jumps, added LSU to his…
Positive Meeting With Miles
There has been a lot of water cooler talk regarding Benton (La.) safety T.K. Fleming. It all started when the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder saw a plethora of scholarship offers come his way by the time February came to an end. Louisiana's 2011 class may be as strong and deep as the state has ever produced but Fleming was not one of those names that had fans buzzing. Early offers from UCLA, Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Oregon and several others grabbed Fleming several headlines then LSU extended an overture that made things even more interesting for the Louisiana-native. Recruiting had really picked up for Fleming, who is the country's 37th ranked safety, during the spring but it began to take a backseat towards the end of the spring evaluation period as he had some off the field issues that took precedence. Those off the field headlines have probably been a hot topic for several of the schools that had offered Fleming and to date he is unsure on how it will affect him as he hasn't talked to many coaches about the incident. One coach that he did talk to on Tuesday and Wednesday was LSU head coach Les Miles and Fleming feels like he knows where LSU now stands. "I talked to Coach Miles in his office last night (Tuesday) and he was saying that he understands everything and that people make mistakes so he's sticking with me," said Fleming. "He said that my offer was still good and he was just waiting on me to commit." The LSU camp was the first camp that he's ever attended according to Fleming and he worked out strictly at safety. He said that he felt good about his performance and his time spent in Baton Rouge. "The coaches said they were impressed with my athleticism and that I had a good day," said Fleming, who made it co campus around 2 p.m. on Tuesday and left around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. "Coach Cooper said that I did everything right and that I did good. They were happy that I got to come down and see everything and I was too." Fleming said that "things are getting worked out" regarding the off the field incident and he feels better after talking to Miles and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger, who recruits Northeast Louisiana for the Tigers. He says the way that they have handled things has helped their cause along with what he saw on his trip. "It does help a lot," said Fleming. "Just going down there and seeing the campus and all of the facilities helped. And then sitting down with the coaches and talking about everything helped a lot." It helped so much that Fleming had no problem in moving them to the top of his list. "They are on top," he said. "It's close to home and I feel good about the coaches and really everything." Fleming said that he has several other schools that he is considering including Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, UCLA, Oregon and Ole Miss to name a few. He also has an idea of when he wants to make a decision on his future. "I'm trying to wait it out until the end of my season so I can take other visits and see other places and talk to other coaches," said Fleming, who also stated that his trip to LSU was the first campus he has ever visited. "I just want to see other places to make sure I make the right decision."
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