August 1, 2008

Nation's top safety gives the latest

It's not always glamorous for some of the nation's top football recruits. The No. 1 safety prospect in the country is laid up in a hotel in Detroit, Michigan, with an ice pack on his hamstring.

Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower super-safety Craig Loston tweaked his hamstring at the Junior Olympic track meet this week while running the 100-meter-dash.

"It's not that bad, but I don't want to push it," he said. "If it were bad I would have fallen to the ground instead of pulling up, but I'm going to be patient with it. I'll know by Monday how bad it is."

Loston has let no grass grow under his feet this summer. While working out and running track, Loston has also shown up on a couple of campuses of note.

"I'm still committed to Clemson, but I've been looking around," he said. "I feel I have to be fair to myself. LSU, Texas A&M and Oregon are schools that have sparked my interest. I don't have anything set up but I'll probably be taking some visits."

The 6-foot-2, heat-seeking missile attended LSU's camp with family-member Russell Shephard, an LSU-commit.

"Russell is really working it for LSU," he laughs. "He's their best recruiter. I'm looking at them pretty hard."

Loston has also been spotted at Texas A&M. It's no secret that his best friend Rod Davis is on campus as an incoming freshman at Texas A&M.

"Rod says he is liking it up there," he said.

For now, it's rest and ice for Loston, who is looking forward to the upcoming season with high expectations.

"We are going to take it one game at a time," he said. "We aren't going out there to blow people out, we just want to do whatever it takes to win. We just want to do what it takes to get this class to state."


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