Brumfield brings in LSU offer

University High '14 OL Garrett Brumfield talks about the offer he got from the Tigers on Friday.

Garrett Brumfield's hard work continued to yield dividends Friday when the junior (Class of 2014) offensive lineman from Baton Rouge received an offer from LSU: his fourth (Louisiana Tech, Florida and Miami were the first trio to offer).

"It's great," said Brumfield when asked about his reaction to the Tigers' tender. "LSU is a great school. I've always been a fan of LSU, and it's a great school.

"I took an unofficial visit to campus today and that's when the offer was made. Coach (Les) Miles and Coach (Steve) Kragthorpe both have sons on my team (at U-High, the Class 2A power that is expected to challenge John Curtis Christian for 2A supremacy over the next few years)."

Brumfield, who camped with LSU for multiple days in July, earned offers from Florida and Miami after camping with each Sunshine State program last month. He returned to LSU a week ago (last Sat.) for the one-day OL/DL camp.

"I like having more choices," Brumfield said. "My dad is the same way. He's always had a goal of me getting to play football in college - and obtain a free college education at the same time.

"At the OL/DL camp, Coach Kragthorpe told me to call him later. He said we would set something up with a meeting."

Brumfield says he is currently open.

"I don't have a list of favorites at the moment," he said. "I will have to take pen to paper first (to write down the pros and cons of each school of interest). No one is in, no one is out."

LSU has offered three of Brumfield's teammates at U-High: '13 four-star DE Tim Williams, '15 RB Nicholas Brossette and '17 S/RB Dylan Moses (6-0, 205-pound eighth grader with 4.46 speed).

The past two seasons, Brumfield paved the way for Brossette's consecutive 1,000-plus yard rushing efforts. Brossette cracked the starting lineup for Cubs head coach Chad Mahaffey in the eighth grade, and it's viable - if not highly likely - that we'll see Brumfield open holes for both Brossette and Moses under the same roof (in the same backfield).

U-High went 12-1 last year.

A coach from Winnfield, who scouted the Cubs in the quarterfinals, said at the recent LSU camp: "They (U-High) had Brumfield and more who looked just like him. U-High had the best offensive line that I saw on tape or live last year."

Winnfield saw highly-touted John Curtis up-close and personal in a 33-3 loss to the Patriots in the state finals. In the 2A semis, Winnfield knocked off Calvary Baptist.

U-High opens the regular season next month at home vs. fellow 2A foe, the uptown New Orleans-based Newman Greenies.

Home for the Cubs is a stadium located just behind (directly across the street) from the LSU football operations building.

Newman sent Ronnie Vinson and Odell Beckham to LSU over the past few years.

U-High defeated Newman in 2011 by a 27-6 margin.

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