Longtime LSU fan and 2017 DT gets Tiger offer

HOUSTON—LSU fans knew what they were getting when Head Coach Les Miles signed up defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. In addition to being one of the best d-line coaches in America, “Coach O” eat, sleeps and breaths recruiting. You can add another name to the list of Orgeron’s obsessions and his name is Class of 2017 product Marvin Wilson. The 6-4, 320-pound Episcopal High School product is rated as a four-star prospect in the latest Rivals.com rankings for the Class of 2017. “I got the chance to talk with Coach Orgeron before he got on a flight to Tampa,” Wilson said. “That is when the offer happened and he (Orgeron) told me that the entire LSU coaching staff and family want me to be a Tiger.” To-date, Wilson has offers on the table from Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas

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Mike D’s Take: Jakori Savage

LSU has always had success finding play makers at camp, and the June camp this year was no different. The only difference was that they had success on the lines, and not with the playmakers. And the addtion of Jakori Savage was a big one. Jakori Savage- Offensive Tackle                                 Baldwin County High School (AL)   Savage was the surprise LSU commitment. Jakori’s name had not been linked much to LSU, but he caught the eyes of LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes. Most thought Savage was a mid-range recruit and a bit of a “developmental” player, but Grimes saw something in person at the camps and on film that is obvious once you watch tape on him. At 6-6, 280 pounds Savage has size and size potential, but he has the quick feet and movement skills you covet in an offensive lineman. There is no doubt Savage needs to hit the weightroom harder and

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Mike D’s Take: Danny Etling a Tiger

If I am a former starting quarterback on a major college team and looking to leave LSU is somewhere I would take a hard look. For reasons that are baffling LSU had landed top recruit after top recruit at virtually every other position other than quarterback. I understand why former Purdue starting quarterback Danny Etling is transferring to LSU. But in watching him play he is not the starter answer at quarterback for the Tigers. I look at Danny Etling as a career back-up at the SEC level. He's a Cam Cameron-project type player if you are looking for a starter in the SEC. On the positive side- Etling is a student of the game, smart, a real hard-worker, someone that puts football a priority and he studies his craft. He has above average arm strength, a pretty quick release and he has developed a good skillset in spotting primary receivers on the move. On the

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Anthony says Orgeron big reason he is a Tiger

NEW ORLEANS—The LSU recruiting Class of 2016 is currently the top-ranked in the country according to multiple publications. Looking to stock up at multiple different positions, Les Miles and his staff went into Edna Karr High School and pulled out one of the best rush ends in the state. Andre Anthony is a 6-4, 225-pound weakside defensive end out of Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. Anthony is the third defensive end thus far for the Tigers in the 2016 class, joining Caleb Roddy of Denham Springs High School and Rahssan Thornton of Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas. “I can put the weight on to make the move inside to defensive tackle or stay outside and be a rush defensive end,” Anthony said. “I can stop the run and pass. I know when I talk with the coaching staff at LSU they see me as a defensive end coming off of

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Mike D’s Take: Caleb Roddy

LSU needs defensive linemen in the class of 2016. And during the first camp of the offseason they added a very interesting prospect from just down the road. Today, let's take a look at him. Caleb Roddy-Defensive End/Defensive Tackle   Denham Springs   First time I saw Roddy play he reminded me so much of watching former LSU star defensive end Tyson Jackson at West St. John High School. Many will say that Roddy is the edge pass rusher the Tigers really need, but Roddy will not stay at 6-5, 255 pounds. That frame and body-type will put on weight and muscle quickly and in short order the 255 pound Roddy will be a 285 pounder. Caleb is a physical player at the point of attack and he knows how to use his arms and hands well when taking on blockers. While he is quick what he needs to upgrade is his ability to get

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Mike D’s Take: Andre Anthony

LSU picked up some speed off the edge in Karr defensive end andre Anthony. Here is my film break down of him.   Andre Anthony- Defensive End                 Edna Karr Anthony is attending Edna Karr after Miller-McCoy-the school he was attending- is no longer a school following the end of May of 2015 semester year. At 6-3, 220 pounds Anthony is built along the lines of the hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker you will see more of in Kevin Steele’s 3-4 alignments. Anthony is a “tall drink of water” athlete who is explosive off the edge and he has steadily improved upon the use of his arms and hands to defeat blockers at the point of attack. Andre has a huge wingspan to get around would-be blockers and his initial foot speed and quickness make him an ideal pass rush specialist in 3-4 looks. He is quick and I mean, super quick off the snap and

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