Of course, after getting visits from three different coaches from the LSU staff this spring, the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder is holding out hope that the Tigers come calling next.
This past weekend Bilich was one of a select group of linemen invited in for the Bayou Picnic, a Saturday afternoon spent on the LSU campus with the staff and current players.
“The whole day was good for me,” Bilich said. “I got to talk with coach [Frank] Wilson for a while, and then I went and talked with coach [Greg] Studrawa for a while.
“They also sent me off with some current players. [Former Rummel High offensive lineman] P.J. Lonergan hung out with me for a while, and I got to talk with some other guys, too. I even spent time with some of the families from the coaching staff. It was a family atmosphere all the way.”
With one offensive lineman now committed in West St. Mary’s tackle Jerald Hawkins, Bilich is hoping to land his offer as an inside prospect.
“I know that coach Stud likes me at center, and he said I could play some guard if they need me there,” Bilich said. “When I was on campus I gave them some of my film from this spring. That should help them with their evaluation. Hopefully I am going to make it back for June camp.”