Paul on LSU's Radar

LSU has taken a player from New Orleans (La.) Newman in each of the last two recruiting classes and now an offensive tackle has surfaced for 2012 in Alex Paul.

Several prospects were on the LSU campus on Saturday and one not many have talked about so far but who was invited by the LSU staff is New Orleans (La.) Newman product Alex Paul.


Paul, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive tackle prospect, had flown under the radar up to this point but LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa wanted to show him what LSU was all about.


“It was pretty awesome,” Paul said of his time on campus. “We saw all of the facilities and I got to talk to the coaches. It was a great day.”


Wilson has been the primary recruiter for Paul since he handles the New Orleans area but Paul spent a good bit of time with Studrawa on Saturday.


“I talked to Coach Stud a good bit and he said he looked at my film and he was impressed,” said Paul. “He said he wants to get me to camp to work me out and he can’t wait until he has the chance this summer.”


Paul said he will attend LSU’s camp in July to show the coaches what he brings to the table and he is going to use this summer to make strides on the field that he hopes will result in some scholarship offers.


“I’m hoping that with a big senior year I can get more schools to start recruiting me,” he said. “I think I just need to show them I can get after it and I can play with the big boys.


“I’m going to do my best, though, to earn an offer at the OL/DL camp (July 16) because LSU has always been at the top for me and I’m going to work hard between now and then to get that offer.”

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