LSU head coach Les Miles said that the defense won the day during Saturday’s second scrimmage of the spring, an outing highlighted by interceptions from the young defensive backs – Tyrann Mathieu and Sam Gibson – and pressure from the front line, including a pair of solo stops from incoming freshman Anthony Johnson.
For Patterson High cornerback Trevon Stewart, it was a performance that grabbed his attention from start to finish.
“I loved watching them go after it,” he said. “They were awesome. We even got to go down there and watch the defensive backs do their drills, and I recorded it all. Then I went back to school and started working on some of the stuff that coach (Ron) Cooper was teaching them.”
Beyond a day spent in Death Valley, Stewart and teammate Jaydrick Declouet took tours of the football operations building and had one-on-one conversations with their position coaches.
“I talked to coach Cooper about what he likes in his players and how they were going to recruit me,” he said. “I also talked to some of the players, then talked to some of the other coaches just to get to know them better.
“The visit went great. I really fell in love with LSU all over again.”
Being recruited to LSU by Frank Wilson, Stewart said that the Tigers hold an advantage over the field, though the three-star prospect’s recruitment process should pick up plenty of steam as he both hits the road on college tours and plays host to coaches during the spring evaluation period.
“I am ready to get into camp and show what I can do,” he said. “As for LSU, I am coming up there to earn a scholarship. I am ready to put in the work I need to show out.”