I don't have a problem with much in that story. It's a good story. The only issue is the whole "pipeline" thing. When I think of "pipeline" I think a constant flow. The only school I see having a pipeline to Louisiana talent, other than LSU, is Bama, which always seems to get a couple of good ones that LSU would like to have (although it's arguable this year with Williams...I still think if the kid was all-LSU, LSU would gladly have taken him. It's just that with the kid seeming apathetic about LSU's interest, he wasn't a good enough prospect to go "all-out" for).
Don't forget, Texas stole Torshiro Davis and that was before they had Porter as an assistant. Porter's going to work it here and that's the point of the story, Texas trying to take advantage of Porter's recruiting sweet spot.
If I'm Texas, I'd be happy to get 2-3 from Louisiana this year. A couple of kids that are below LSU's radar, but can help you (like the St. Aug OL that they talk about in the story) and if they can steal one of the top 13-14 players, they'll have done well.
Now, if they do that every year, would that be a pipeline? By their standards, probably so. Texas has had a very in-state heavy roster over the years. If they have 7-8 Louisiana kids on their roster in a couple of years, that will look like a huge pipeline compared to what they usually get from other states.
This post was edited on 3/4 at 11:56 am