June 14, 2010

Two clearly on top for Louisiana cornerback

When Floyd Raven left Ole Miss' elite camp with a scholarship offer earlier this month, he hinted that he might be choice to a decision.

Some 10 days later, the cornerback from Reserve (East St. John), La., hasn't made a commitment to the Rebels or anyone else just yet.

However, he reiterated that he could still be on the verge of choosing his college home.

"Everything is on the same road," Raven said Sunday. "Nothing's happened yet.

"I called (Ole Miss safeties) Coach (Kim) Dameron (Saturday night) and then I talked to (Ole Miss recruiting coordinator/cornerbacks) Coach (Chris) Vaughn and talked for a little while. It went well. They just talked about how they wanted me. It was a normal conversation."

Raven intimated that Ole Miss is the leader for his signature, but there's a caveat.

"The only thing I'm really doing right now is seeing how LSU recruits me," said Raven, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder who ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at Ole Miss Elite Camp. "Arizona has offered but they haven't really talked to me. I'm just waiting to go to LSU and see how that goes."

Raven will camp at LSU on July 18.

"Depending on how that goes, I might make a verbal commitment about two weeks or so after that," Raven said.

When he does, the odds are overwhelming he'll choose one of the Magnolia Bowl rivals.

"Everything is looking good," Raven said. "Everybody says the same story, but LSU and Ole Miss are really telling me what's going on with their campus, how things are going and stuff like that. I want to play big-time ball. I just want to get to next level and I want to find the coaches to get me there."

Of the Rebels' coaches, Raven said: "I love them. They're on my pace. They're my kind of dudes."

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