Leonard Fournette asked about picking LSU over Alabama, and his answer will make LSU fans happy
Coming out of high school, Leonard Fournette could have chosen just about any college in the country to attend. Of course, the Louisiana running back ultimately decided to stay home and play for his in-state Tigers over the option of leaving the state and playing for Nick Saban and Alabama.
Considering Fournette never beat the Tide and struggled against the Alabama defenses focused on limiting him — he never rushed for over 79 yards in his three attempts, it would be understandable if he had any second thoughts regarding his college decision. With his LSU career behind him and his NFL career soon to officially begin, Fournette looks back fondly on his time in Baton Rouge without regret.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) April 27, 2017
It’s statements like these that continue to cement Fournette’s legacy as one of the biggest fan favorites in recent LSU history. No matter where he lands at the next level, don’t be surprised when his NFL team sees a drastic spike in jersey sales from the state of Louisiana.