The LSU staff has picked up five commitments for 2012, nabbing three linebackers, a wide receiver and a tight end.
Coming off a recruiting run where the Tigers landed the state’s top defensive end in Jermauria Rasco and defensive tackle in Anthony Johnson, coach Brick Haley looks to continue to lock up Louisiana’s elite talent.
Jacoby Briscoe, a 6-foot-3, 270-pounder out of Carencro High, is one of the prospects on the watch list.
“Coach (Les) Miles said I can be a major player for them one day,” he said. “He said after watching my film he thought I looked like Tyson Jackson. That was really cool. The way he put it, I am one of the guys they are looking hard at offering. All I have to do is keep working on getting better and the time will come.”
Briscoe made the campus visit with his Carencro teammates, while his return trip will come with the company of the decision makers in his process.
“I want to get my family down there with me on the next visit so that they can meet the coaches and see the facilities,” he said. “They impressed me a lot when I was down there, so they are my No. 1, no doubt. Right now there isn’t a school that can compare to them.”
“I will start to go see some of those schools either here soon or in the summer for camps,” he said. “I went to LSU and Texas A&M for camps last summer, so I know what they are about. I hope to start picking up some offers and get the process rolling when coaches come see me this spring, but right now LSU’s the school I am most focused on. I will be over to Baton Rouge again soon, then coach Brick or maybe coach Frank (Wilson) will come by during the spring to check us out."”