I haven't heard anything about this guy and now he is LSU's 25th committment. Jimbo Fischer called Sid Edwards to tell him that there were no more scholarships available for Jay Jucas. I thought that we were holding this spot gor Herman Johnson. http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/012804/lsu_recruit001.shtml LSU adds commitment; Tigers no longer recruiting Lucas By WILLIAM WEATHERS [email protected] Advocate sportswriter While LSU picked up another football commitment from West St. Mary's Harry Coleman, the Tigers are no longer recruiting Redemptorist running back Jay Lucas, who made an official visit to LSU last weekend. Former Redemptorist football coach Sid Edwards said that LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher called Tuesday to say that LSU no longer had any scholarships available. "I could tell when Jimbo called, he had a heavy heart," Edwards said. "That's because he likes Jay the kid as much as he does the player. But their numbers say they can't do anything. It's disappointing, but he (Lucas) understands it's a business and that was explained to him. Nothing is guaranteed." Edwards said Lucas, a two-time all-state running back, is now wide open and considering taking an official visit to Southern University this weekend. "I've been on the phone and seeing what's out there," Edwards said. "He's going to re-evaluate and start again. He feels God will put him where he wants him." Edwards also confirmed that defensive standouts Johnell Neal, a cornerback, committed to Central Florida and Mendel Esnault, an outside linebacker, will attend Dodge City (Kan.) Community College. The versatile Coleman (6-2, 210) was considered one of the state's top dual athletes, starring for West St. Mary-Baldwin at both wide receiver and linebacker. He helped the Wolfpack to consecutive Class 3A state playoff appearances, including a 10-0 regular season and trip to the state quarterfinals where they lost to Lutcher, the eventual state champion. Coleman committed to LSU following a weekend visit. He also visited Louisiana Tech and considered Northwestern State. Coleman, rated the nation's No. 36 outside linebacker by Rivals.com and a Class 3A All-State selection as linebacker as a senior, also attended LSU's summer camp and made unofficial visits to home games last fall against Western Illinois and Florida. "I went to the parade (of champions) and really enjoyed it," Coleman said. "They have a family atmosphere over there and I liked that." Coleman said in the event that he doesn't become academically qualified before August he would not enroll in school, continue taking the ACT with the hope of enrolling next January or attend a junior college.