A quick look at some facts and bullet points that could send LaRue to the Crimson and Gray jersey:
- ND has 22 commits and 4 receivers in the top 42 committed, not including a top 10 TE that committed as well.
- TAMU has an unbelievable 34 commits at this point in time. Among those is a listing of at least 5 pure WRs and 3 more ATH’s that are thought to be strongest at WR or TE. This includes two of the top 10 WRs and Five in the top 55.
- Notre Dame and Texas A&M have 2 of the top 3 classes in the National rankings according to Scout. While LaRue would add prominence to that and both are attractive playing spots right now, he would likely not be guaranteed playing time at either school, ever. He has said he would be open to playing either side of the ball so it’s possible that he would be looked at for the CB position. Each has 3 CB commits at this point.
- USC only has 1 WR commit at this point and has not had more than 3 in either of the past four classes (including 2013). Originally and maybe even still, this is a huge selling point for the Trojans and a reason he could Recommit. But a Decommit is pretty significant evidence that something isn’t sitting right with the situation at hand (maybe the rousing loss to GT after this disappointing season plays into all of this), so USC is in trouble. They also have 2 of the top 8 CBs committed, so it’s not likely he’d be looking at a starting spot on defense at USC over the next 4 seasons.
- UCLA has 3 WRs and only 1 CB committed, but while they would be a good fit for LaRue in terms of early PT, at this point there is no official visit set for the Bruins and he doesn’t seem extremely high on them.
Washington State looks to have some sort of viable chance with this kid, but with USC in play still, we still are a bit of a longshot in the race for him. If he doesn’t come to WSU there are still a few other quality receivers in play. The trio of Darren Andrews, Taj Williams and Tatum Taylor are previewed here, while the rising Hunter Jarmon is among some other prospects WSU is trying to reel in.