Tech Looks South for help at Offensive Tackle

With two senior offensive tackles set to graduate, Louisiana Tech will be looking to add a couple of promising tackles to the 2011 signing class.

Rob McGill and Cudahy Harmon have been constants on the offensive line for Louisiana Tech. The cupboard is not bare with big Jordan Mills waiting in the wings and veteran Kris Cavitt having one more year of eligibility.

Chet Hebert from Archbishop Shaw and Ezekiel Alsander from Southern Lab are two key targets for the Louisiana Tech staff.

Hebert, who holds offers from Louisiana Tech and ULM, lists Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss as his favorite schools. The 6'3" 290-pound tackle has helped Shaw running back Lawrence Breaud gain over 1,000 yards already this season. Breaud has 15 touchdowns on the season.

Shaw Quarterback Trevor King has also gone over 1,000 total through the air and on the ground. Hebert has led the way for the Shaw offensive line while King has accounted for 11 touchdowns of his own.

Hebert camped at Louisiana Tech over the summer. He won't be able to make the Fresno State game at Tech on November 6th because he has a big matchup against Archbishop Rummel and Defensive Tackle Johnny Bertucci on the same day.

Ezekiel Alsander had helped Southern lab run off four straight wins before falling to East Felencia last week. The 6'6" tackle helped his offense average over 32 points per game during the win streak.

Southern Lab hosts Kentwood on November 4th in a major showdown heading into the playoffs. Kentwood, like Southern Lab, has won four of their last five games. The matchup will be a major factor in playoff positioning for both schools.

Alsander's abilities have been noticed by college recruiters. He has offers from Louisiana Tech, Memphis, ULL, Southern Miss, along with a few other in state schools.

Alsander recently attended a Louisiana Tech game. "It was great," he explained. "I liked it. Everyone on the team is noce. It's like a family."

Alsander had a chance to talk to Bulldogs Head Coach Sonny Dykes. "He talked about what kind of linemen they are looking for," added the 275 pound tackle. "They didn't get a chance to recruit very long last year. They think I can help."

Memphis seems to be competing for Alsander's services. "I went to camp at Memphis," he said. "I talk to them the most. I also feel like Mississippi State is close to offering. I'm not really worried about distance. I just want to go where I'm happy."

Southern Lab should go deep into the Louisiana Class 1A playoffs. Alsander has been chosen to play in a couple of All-Star games after the season.

Check back for all the latest on both Ezekiel Alsander and Chet Hebert.

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