By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.