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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
October heats up for Brumfield, Williams

By David Helman

The weather in the area has been cooling down recently, with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-50s in an uncharacteristically cool start to October for southeast Louisiana.

Garrett Brumfield
Garrett Brumfield took a visit to Florida to watch the Gators' win over LSU on Saturday.
Weather aside, that's not the case for LSU Laboratory School, which has been on a tear in the last month of play. The Cubs are on a three-game run since dropping a 26-21 heartbreaker to Class 3A Loranger and its do-everything quarterback, Jeryl Brazil. The most recent victim was District 7-2A rival Episcopal, which U-High defeated in a 57-10 shellacking to open district play.

The Cubs paved the way to 182 yards of rushing offense, which had to be a good feeling for 2014 offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, who soon after boarded a flight to Gainesville, Fla., to watch Florida's 14-6 win over LSU. Brumfield talked at length about his trip -- the first visit of his junior season -- on Sunday.

Not that Brumfield needs to familiarize himself any further with LSU, the program located next to his high school's campus, but he'll have a big chance this coming weekend. The Tigers' early string of September home games weren't cause for too many visitors to make trips to Tiger Stadium, but Saturday's night kickoff against No. 3 South Carolina is a different story.

Brumfield said there's a good chance he'll take in the game Saturday night, but it just depends on how he feels after a long week. He and his parents woke up at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to fly out of Gainesville to New Orleans, then had to drive back to Baton Rouge, where he got back to work with weights and film for U-High's next opponent, Capitol -- which just so happens to be his former school.

"I just napped all day after that," Brumfield said. "It's been a busy week for me and my family, so we'll just see how we feel after all that."

There won't be any uncertainty with U-High's biggest current prospect. Undecided ESPN 150 defensive end Tim Williams said he'll be on hand to see the Tigers and Gamecocks go at it. Williams has been no stranger to the LSU sideline this season, and that looks like it will continue this weekend.

Williams has long said he plans on making other visits before he makes a college decision, but those might wait until after the season. He had mentioned possibly taking a trip to see Miami host Florida State on Oct. 20, but that now appears to be off the table.

"I'll probably hold off and take those as official visits after the season is over," he said.