Jan 2, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight running back Leonard Fournette (5) verbally commits to LSU Tigers with his family on ESPN during the second half at Tropicana Field. Team Highlight defeated the Team Nitro 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LSU's Leonard Fournette: Pride of New Orleans

LSU Tigers commit Leonard Fournette is one of the best running prospects to enter college football since Adrian Peterson burst onto the scene at the University of Oklahoma, and his beginning and rise to stardom has created a fascinating story.

From a star at  St. Augustine High to becoming the the top-rated recruit in the class of 2014, Fournette is now considered the next best thing in college football and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not learn more about the player who’s name you will be hearing plenty of over the next few years.

You can check out a behind-the-scenes look at Fournette in the video below, and be sure to head on over to our friends at Sports Illustrated to check out the full Fournette profile by Ben Glicksman. It is definitely worth your time.

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