May 14, 2009
Louisiana four-star QB likes Rebels' offense
Munchie Legaux picked up an offer from Oregon on Wednesday, as the Ducks entered the race alongside Michigan, Southern Mississippi, Tulane and Louisiana Tech.
Legaux, a four-star dual-threat quarterback from New Orleans (Edna Carr), La., likes the Ducks, but he's still intrigued at the possibility of playing in the Southeastern Conference, and one member of that prestigious league has indicated in recent days that an offer could be forthcoming soon.
Ole Miss appears to really like what it sees in Legaux, a 6-foot-4, 185-pounder with 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash. Legaux recently got a chance to visit with Ole Miss safeties coach Kim Dameron, who recruits Louisiana for the Rebels.
"When he came down, I talked to him," Legaux said. "He told he that they were interested in me. He told my coach that they were considering offering me. They told him they like me and they want to see if I can run the pro-style offense."
Legaux has followed the Rebels in recent seasons, in large part because of the presence of New Orleans natives Kendrick Lewis (now a starting free safety) and Mike Wallace (recently drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round). So last season, when Ole Miss put together a 9-4 season, Legaux noticed.
"I'm familiar with Eli (Manning) and (Jevan) Snead. I like Snead. I like their offense. They play with a lot of enthusiasm. They play with a chip on their shoulder. I like that about them.
I can run that offense. That's a good offense to get to the NFL."
Legaux said he plans to make it to one of Ole Miss' camps this summer in order to see the campus and also to impress upon the Rebels' staff that he can be a dominant SEC quarterback.
"I like the SEC," Legaux said. "I like the speed. That's the best conference. I'm comfortable running any kind of offense."
Legaux, who said he doesn't have a favorite yet, said his decision is ultimately "going to come down to who's ahead of me. I don't have a problem with redshirting my first year."
Legaux, who rushed for 435 yards, passed for 1,789 and accounted for 30 touchdowns as a junior, said he's drawn comparisons to former West Virginia quarterback Pat White. However, Legaux said, "I can throw it better."
Legaux said he plans to make and announce his college choice prior to the start of his senior season.
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