That's just not accurate. He was fighting for starting time his freshman year with Rock Preston at RB and never had to beg Bowden for time. He was never recruited as a CB over RB with any of the schools he talked to
Sharing time with Preston during the season has nothing to do with what i posted. Fall camp is before games start. Not to mention Preston redshirted and did not get one carry in the 93 season
I guess WD was lying when i heard him tell the story in my presence, or when Bobby Bowden did, or when he wrote about it in his book.
Several schools were recruiting him as CB. LSU in 1992 (year before WD signed) had signed the FAB5 RB's and never truly convinced WD he would have a legitimate opportunity to run the ball at LSU.
Looking back in hindsight that does sound ridiculous but sadly this was the Curley years.