HOOVER, Ala. – Both Florida and LSU like to receive to themselves as “DBU,” short for defensive back university. Florida made their case on Monday, but LSU took the stand today.
“I feel like we’re DBU,” All-SEC CB Tre’Davious White said. “It’s not just what we do on the field, it’s what we do off it. It’s about the fun we have off the field and the way we hang out. Everything goes into it.”
White is one of the leaders of an LSU secondary that Fox Sports ranks as the best in the nation next season. Next to him, safety Jamal Adams is expected to be a first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Several other blue-chip recruits could also find a way into the mix.
Not to be outdone, Florida CB Jalen Tabor expects to take over as the star of the secondary in Gainesville, Fla., after losing Vernon Hargreaves in the first round of the draft. Quincy Wilson will line up alongside to produce one of the most dominant cornerback pairings in the nation. Fox Sports has them at No. 5.
While Florida and LSU go back and forth about the moniker (with Texas lurking in the background), the players don’t take things too seriously.
“It’s fun,” White said. “I don’t really like to engage, but when it comes down to it, those guys have great defensive backs. We all know it.”
Both teams will undoubtedly continue to fight for the DBU label as the season starts.