Jul 2, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Running back Leonard Fournette (5) runs with the ball during the Nike 7on7 pool play at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday July, 2, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Fournette Overcomes Tragedy to Being No. 1 Overall Recruit (Video)

Leonard Fournette is the top high school recruit in the country according to ESPN and the top target on the board for LSU and the five-star running back is a lock to be a college star, but he’s had to overcome natural disasters, homelessness and tragedy to put himself in position to achieve the success he’s worked so hard for.

This incredible video feature from ESPN takes us behind the scenes and into the life of the 6-1, 226-pound running back from St. Augustine high school in New Orleans, La.


Fournette is going to be in attendance for the LSU game at Alabama on Nov. 9 for his first college game of the season since he attended LSU’s home win over Auburn on a rain-soaked Saturday night.

Fournette is considered a franchise player with his rating on 247Sports and a once-in-a-generation type of talent and considering all he’s had to overcome in his history, it’s easy to root for Fournette in his journey.

That journey is expected to lead him to Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa next year with 96% of the crystal ball predictions on 247sports picking the in-state Tigers with just 4% picking Alabama.

I’m a part of the majority that expects to see Fournette in Purple and Gold next season.

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