Leonard Fournette on Why He Chose LSU Over Alabama [VIDEO]
Seemingly from the moment he stepped on campus at LSU, running back Leonard Fournette has made a huge impact on the Tigers offense. Five games into his freshman season, he rushed for 122 yards and finished with more than 1,000 for the year.
This season, the Louisiana native has already crushed those numbers and moved into the driver's seat for the Heisman Trophy. He'll go head-to-head against the only other running back in the SEC with over 1,000 yards rushing this season: Alabama's Derrick Henry.
But could you imagine if these two were in the same backfield?
Fournette said he knew throughout his senior year that he would either choose LSU or Alabama. So why the Tigers?
"Nothing is wrong with Bama," Fournette said. "I just wanted to be different. Everybody kept going to Alabama. (It was always) Bama, Bama. Why not be different? Why not create your own legacy? And that's what I decided to do."
Alabama's 2014 class finished No. 1 in the nation once again, but the only running back to sign with Nick Saban that year was Bo Scarbrough.
You can hear Fournette's entire answer on why he chose LSU in the video above.