Kevin Dominique recently earned his third star, and the budding Louisiana running back is beginning to see his recruitment take off.
In this case, where there’s smoke there is most certainly fire.
Dominique, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder out of Plaquemine High School (La.), took in LSU’s sixth practice session last week.
While on his visit to the LSU campus, he spoke with running backs coach Jabbar Juluke and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond as the two assistants continued to implore the possibility of Dominique donning the purple and gold.
“(We spoke about) getting Coach Juluke to come to my spring practices to check me out more,” Dominique told SEC Country. “Really, they just want to watch me play a game in person and see me evolve as a player. Ever since December, they’ve been recruiting me and trying to get to know me better.”
Dominique doesn’t hold an offer from LSU, but the longstanding interest has been there.
The Louisiana back who rushed for 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior has generated interest from across the SEC, including Arkansas and Mississippi State. He also has interest from Colorado and Notre Dame, among others.
The in-state Tigers and Razorbacks have both gained a slight edge thus far, but still a legitimate offer eludes him.
“I just got to get an offer first, but I’ve been getting interest from a lot of schools,” Dominique said. “But my first offer is going to be the hardest one.”
One person who has provided advice to Dominique throughout the process is teammate Todd Harris, the nation’s No. 4 safety.
Harris, one of the most sought-after prospects in all the country, could add a twist to his choice, as he may be considering to be part of a package deal with Dominique, depending on where his teammate draws offers from.
“He is just really telling me stay patient. Offers are coming, but that’s really the hardest thing,” Dominique said. “(Coach Raymond) is trying to get (other coaches) to get me and Todd to come their practices and the spring game. And that’s really with everywhere.
“Most of the schools who have offered him are looking at me, too. We want to go to the same college because we motivate each other. We are really trying to see (what happens) between now and toward the summer.”
As for where LSU stands in that race, Dominique admitted that earning the offer from the in-state Tigers remained a top priority.
“That’s the biggest goal,” he said.