Northview’s Fordham chooses LSU

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Once LSU made the offer, it didn’t take long for Northview tight end Cameron Fordham to accept. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound rising senior committed to the Tigers at lunch today, according to his father.

The tight end was being looked at for weeks by other SEC schools — South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee — but schools like Syracuse, East Carolina, UAB and RIchmond had actually stepped up and made offers. Fordham’s dance with LSU was a little more complicated.

“There’s a little story there,” said Jeff Fordham, Cameron’s father told the AJC. “He was recruited by [Dale] Peveto and [Josh] Henson, but Henson took a job with Missouri and Peveto left to coach somewhere in Louisiana [actually, Northwestern State]. They were high on Cameron, but it got quiet there for a while. Then the new staff picked up the ball and watched him in spring practice. They encouraged him to come down to camp and get familiar with the coaches and the program.”

Fordham did just that, connecting with LSU’s new recruiting coordinator, Don Yankowsky, who also happens to be the Tigers’ tight ends coach. Fordham went to Baton Rouge, registered for an LSU camp on Sunday, spent Monday there, and by the time he got back to Duluth, he was sold.

5 comments Add your comment

geaux tigers

June 10th, 2009
12:42 am

looks like a real good pick up

Geaux tigers

June 11th, 2009
2:29 am

Wow
Heard Gibson QB led team to 6A title in Alabama
Saban will be furious,player is a lifelong LSU
Fan
He did not even attend Alabama camp
The rich get richer

BamaJ

June 11th, 2009
9:49 am

Kid did not have a Bama offer.

Summer

June 11th, 2009
1:53 pm

Guess what? Cameron was asked by Bama Coaches to visit on several occasions. He wasn’t impressed! You can have Saban! (as we all call him Satan) The guy has control issues.. Bama could have been the first to offer him and he still wouldn’t have committed there… so take that!

[...] ‘10 GA C Cameron Fordham (LSU Verbal) Rivals Scout Offensive center Duluth (GA) Northview Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 235 lbs Forty: 4.67 secs Bench max: 290 pounds Squat max: 440 pounds Vertical: 32 inches Class: 2010 (High School) Northview’s Fordham chooses LSU | AJC College Sports Recruiting [...]