The endorsements keep on coming for LSU tailback Leonard Fournette.
The sophomore ran for 244 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s win against Syracuse.
The Orange have had their share of legendary backs. Floyd Little sought out Fournette after the game and offered plenty of praise for the Heisman Trophy hopeful, according to Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink.
“Excellent athlete,” Little told the website. “I had a nice chance to visit with him. I like his style. He’s like a 4.3 40, I told him that was the same as me, but I said you look bigger than me. And I told him, I like the way you run. I think you got a great future, and I think you are in position to win the Heisman if you keep up the work that you’re doing.
“You played against a great defensive team today, and you did well. I’m proud of you. You play for a great coach in Les Miles. I like him. I respect him. But you have an offensive line that really gets off and you keep the right attitude, you keep the right focus, then you’re going to be a hell of a player one day.”
Fournette has gotten a lot of love the past few weeks and it is well earned. Fournette’s 631 yards are the most by any LSU running back in school history through the first three games. His historic numbers thus far are also better than some teams’ rushing stats.
Little is a three-time All-American who ran for 2,750 yards and 35 touchdowns in three seasons for Syracuse. He was the sixth-overall pick in the 1967 NFL Draft and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
LSU’s Leonard Fournette is averaging 210.3 rushing yards per game – or more than 92 FBS teams
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 27, 2015
Two great running backs. pic.twitter.com/VwTvDNV0yH
— Shannon Shepherd (@shannshep) September 26, 2015
Earnie Davis, Jim brown, Floyd Little… Thank you guys for paving the way for us running backs to this day GOATS pic.twitter.com/54wQjlc7q6
— 7⃣ (@_fournette) September 25, 2015