NEW ORLEANS — Lowell Narcisse’s life was put in a tailspin six short weeks ago.
The nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback lost his father, forcing everything else in his life to the backburner. That includes his recruitment.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound four-star prospect out of St. James High School (La.) denied any schools had peaked his interest of late, despite several visits to LSU in the last few weeks.
Any progress the in-state Tigers made was not a priority because of Narcisse’s personal tragedy.
“LSU has been trying to get me on campus, but I’m busy with family and with a lot of other things,” Narcisse told SEC Country Sunday at Nike’s “The Opening” regional camp in New Orleans.
“I just haven’t had a chance to focus on recruitment. (I will) towards the end of the season.”
The death of Narcisse’s father has left the quarterback with much to think about other than football.
The personal adversity has weighed heavily on the nationally sought-after prospect, but family remains first for Narcisse.
That’s been clear over the past couple of his weeks, his high school coach told SEC Country.
“He’s doing well,” St. James High School coach Robert Valdez said. “He has a great family and a great support system. I haven’t gotten to talk to him much, but he will bounce back. The kid has a lot going on.”
The loss of Narcisse’s father has re-shaped the quarterback’s timeline, possibly leaving part of December and January as the most important time to consider all of his options.
Narcisse believes that will be an adequate amount of time for him to make an informed decision, which means the No. 6 dual-threat QB in the Class of 2017 may have already figured some things out since re-opening his recruitment in mid-January.
Since then, Narcisse has made three separate visits to LSU’s campus, and the Tigers have established themselves in a strong position as a likely finalist along with Auburn and Alabama.
Narcisse pointed out two important factors that bode well for LSU, including proximity to home during this adverse period and an always-steady relationship with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
“I’m from Louisiana. It’s my home state,” said Narcisse when asked about LSU. “Me and Cam always had a good relationship. He’s really stuck with me and even after I committed (to Auburn). Still wanted me to be a part of the family. It showed me that he still really wanted me.”