I have no doubt that if he never got in trouble he would be starting over Craig Loston this season.
Doubtful. Loston is also an athletic freak who was a better safety coming out of high school.
Y'all can drool over Flemings measurements for years. Fact is I've seen several players like him who didn't make it in college or pros.
Fleming broke Frankie Gaston's track records. But Gaston was also a phenom football player who was practically untouchable on the football field. The only person on our team who could catch and tackle him was his cousin, another track star who ran a 4.27 hand timed 40 and won several track championships at LaTech. Gaston would single handedly beat teams as a scrambling quarterback.
Neither Gaston nor his cousin made it on a college football team, even though they dominated in high school. Their elite athleticism wasn't enough. It takes a lot more than just athleticism to be a captain of the defense, which is what safety has to be at LSU.