Lake Charles TE very athletic

Leesville's Keith Alleger was LSU's lone tight end signee for 2003 so the Tigers should be looking for help at that position in the upcoming recruiting wars.<br><br>One player that could provide the help Nick Saban is looking for is Barbe-Lake Charles (La.) tight end Kyle Link (6-5, 250, 4.7).

"He is a big athletic guy that can do a lot of things," said Barbe head coach Jimmy Shaver. "He is a good pass blocker and a good pass receiver. He can make something happen after he catches the ball. I think he will be a tight end or an H-back at the next level. He will be some kind of inside receiver."

Schools from all over the country are inquiring about Link and a few that could come into play as recruiting begins to heat up over the summer are Texas A&M, LSU, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas and Michigan.

Shaver already has one of his former Buccaneer tight ends on the LSU roster in defensive end Bryce Wyatt but that is where the comparisons between the two end.

"Kyle is not as physical as Bryce was but he is more athletic," Shaver told Tiger Rag. "Bryce was a physical tough kid whereas this kid is an athlete."

Sonny's View: Once Link gets in a college program he will have a chance to fill out his frame and focus more on weight training. He also plays basketball and throws the discus for Barbe so he does not have a chance to hit the weights hard in the spring. However, all of that will change once he reports to his college destination over the summer of 2004.

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