U-High RB Nick Brossette 9th nationally on career touchdown list _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK University High's Matt Lasalle, left, and Reuel Walker, right, celebrate Nick Brossette scored a touchdowns against Port Allen earlier this month. Brossette's 130 career rushing touchdowns rank No. 9 nationally.

A week ago after having eyes for the Irish on the recruiting trail University High running back and LSU commitment Nicholas Brossette will enjoy all the comforts of home this weekend.

Brossette, who visited Notre Dame officially last weekend, is part of a large group of unofficial visits scheduled to attend Saturday’s LSU-Kentucky game at Tiger Stadium.

“It’s always good going there and hanging with (LSU running backs) coach Frank (Wilson) and all the coaches,” Brossette said. “I’m close with (LSU freshman offensive lineman) Garrett (Brumfield) and we always talk which isn’t an unusual thing since my school is right on campus.”

Brossette committed to LSU more than 14 months ago and said he remains a part of the Tigers’ 15-member recruiting class that also includes running backs Derrius Guice of Catholic High and David Ducre of Lakeshore — both of whom are expected to be in attendance at Saturday’s game.

LSU will have one official visitor as part of this weekend’s group of prospects with defensive end Dylan Jackson of Maryville, Tennessee — a 6-foot-6, 250-pounder who has been committed to Tennessee since Jan. 16.

The state’s top prospect, wide receiver Tyron Johnson of Warren Easton, is expected to make an unofficial visit along with other 2015 in-state prospects Riverdale cornerback Donte Jackson, Nebraska running back commitment Kendall Bussey of Newman, Georgia Tech defensive back commitment Christian Campbell of Ponchatoula and Green Wave teammate Reggie Walker, a defensive end.

LSU is set to host commitments deep snapper Blake Ferguson of Buford, Georgia, 2016 quarterback Feleipe Franks of Crawfordville, Florida and 2017 linebacker Dylan Moses of U-High.

Brossette followed through on his intentions of taking additional visits with a trip to South Bend, Indiana to see then No. 6 Notre Dame. He said additional official visits to Texas and LSU will take place after his senior season.

“It was great, I had a fun time,” Brossette said. “The fans are crazy just like LSU fans. I have interest in them. We’ll just see at the end.”