ST. JAMES, La. — The departure of coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron hit closer to home for Lowell Narcisse than any other commit in LSU’s 2017 class.
Cameron was Narcisse’s primary recruiter, a relationship that began during his freshman year at St. James High School. The quarterback coach continued to court the in-state star even after he committed to Auburn before his junior season and eventually landed the pledge a few months later.
More importantly, Cameron was extremely close to both Narcisse and his entire family. His dismissal from LSU certainly resonated with the 4-star dual-threat quarterback but hasn’t dissuaded Narcisse from his future with the Tigers.
“They’re going to honor my scholarship and they are going to support me 100 percent,” Narcisse told SEC Country. “They want me to come in and be their guy. There’s a lot of things that you don’t have control over, and this is one of those situations. You have to take it for what it is and accept things and then move on from it.”
The always-humble Narcisse stated that he understands college football is a business, but he isn’t letting that detract from his goals.
Narcisse, ranked the No. 6 overall prospect in Louisiana for the 2017 class, got word of Miles’ firing just as the St. James Homecoming Parade got underway on Sunday, Sept. 25. Narcisse, known affectionately by close friends and family as “Junior,” opted not to dwell on the news for long.
Afterward, he reached out to both Miles and Cameron before receiving a much-anticipated phone call from interim coach Ed Orgeron, wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig and running backs coach Jabbar Juluke.
“We just started our parade and my mom was showing me that he was fired. I decided I was going to leave it alone and just enjoy the parade,” Narcisse recalled. “Coach O, coach Craig and coach Juluke called, and I’m real close with all of those guys. Then I called coach Cam and gave him my condolences. Then I called coach Miles and said I was sorry about the news.”
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound commit is in the midst of his second rehab for a torn ACL and is scheduled to enroll at LSU in January. That plan remains unchanged.
Narcisse has heard Orgeron’s comments about a new-look offense being introduced throughout the remainder of the season. He’s aware of the coaching rumors involving Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher and Houston’s Tom Herman.
Despite all the uncertainties, Narcisse has one vision of his future.
“There’s a lot of things that I have no control over,” Narcisse stated. “They said that they’re going to come in and do a lot of different things, and I look forward to what they’re going to do. I committed to LSU for a reason — to stay home and to be the man for Louisiana State University.”
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