Barring an unforeseen change of heart, Erick Fowler is going to sign with LSU on National Signing Day.
Fowler told SEC Country as much on Tuesday afternoon during the U.S. Army All‑American Bowl practices.
Despite the 4-star outside linebacker/defensive end still receiving interest interest from the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and TCU, LSU remains very much as the top of Fowler’s list.
“My commitment to LSU is still pretty strong, though I’m still weighing all my options right now,” Fowler said.
“I’m already committed to LSU. They have an edge over all those other teams. They already have my verbal. So far, LSU is at the top. They produce so many NFL players, so you can’t really go wrong with that.
“I’m not going to change my mind. If I do, it would be on Signing Day (Feb. 3).”
LSU might be not be the clear-cut No. 1 for Fowler if Miles’ seat was as hot as it was two months ago.
Fast forward to today, Miles’ job as secure as any other coaches’ in the country, according to Fowler, who said that vote of confidence from LSU athletic director Joe Alleva went a long way.
“It helped out a lot,” said Fowler. “Nowaday, coaches come and go. (Miles) — next year, he’s going to be there.”
Another factor that boosted Fowler’s commitment to LSU is the present on new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.
A 3-4 coordinator known for blitzing, Fowler believes he’s an ideal fit in the new scheme.
“I did my research and he’s a pretty good coach,” Fowler said. “At Wisconsin he liked to blitz, which is perfect for me. He just brings a lot of pressure, and being able to have me in position to make a lot plays allows me to do what I do best.”