Tuesday Camp Tidbits

Tuesday brought a couple of new visitors to the LSU Camp, and here are some quick hitters from the session courtesy of Shea Dixon and Sonny Shipp.

-     - A new name to watch for 2012 is Dayton, Ohio offensive lineman Ray Marlow. Marlow has great size at 6-foot-6, 320-pounds, though he will certainly need to trim up to get in game shape. It looked like the Louisiana heat was taking its toll on him. Regardless, he showed some promise and the staff was intrigued. A number of coaches went over to offensive line coach Greg Studrawa’s drill and watched Marlow work out. He’s going to fly back to Ohio tomorrow evening. He will first make a stop at Southeastern, a school that offered him purely off film (they signed a teammate of his that is a kicker). It’s his second visit to Baton Rouge, so keep an eye on him going forward.

-     - 2012 wide receiver Kavahra Holmes went back to Breaux Bridge on Monday after camping at LSU for two days, but on Tuesday at lunch he returned to town with LSU commitment Lamar Louis and Texas A&M commitment Davante’ Bourque. With Louis and Travin Dural already on board, adding Holmes would increase LSU’s Breaux Bridge High total to three for 2012. Bourque, who drove in with his father on Monday night and spent the evening talking with running backs coach Frank Wilson, elected to return on Tuesday with the possibility of working out for the staff. He already holds an offer at running back from the Tigers.

-    - Jamil Collins, the younger brother of LSU signee Jalen Collins, came down from Olive Branch, Miss. on Monday, where he has spent time working as both a receiver and defensive back. He is a spitting image of his older brother minus a couple of inches, but his hands look just as polished despite only being a junior. He should start to get looks from colleges next summer when he is approaching his senior season.

-     - Ruston safety Cyril Noland tripped down to LSU on Sunday and worked out the past two days, but on Tuesday he woke up with pain in his ankle, which began to get tight during workouts Monday evening. He did not participate in drills, instead walking around with LSU defensive coordinator Ron Cooper’s group and listening in on teaching moments.

-     - Covington linebacker Otha Peters made it in around lunch and will be out there this afternoon. Alongside Debo Jones out of Jesuit, Peters is the next Louisiana linebacker in line for an offer.

-     - 2013 offensive tackle Kenneth Santa Maria from McDonough 35 was there for the morning
session and looked good. With he and Brother Martin offensive lineman Ryan Hoefield, LSU will
have a chance to get a pair of linemen from the New Orleans area for 2013 - and according to a source, both have done enough to warrant offers.

-     - Destrehan 2013 wide receiver Rickey Jefferson worked out at cornerback this morning and looked very good on that side of the ball. You would expect him to have good ball skills and he did not disappoint. He was also very fluid with his hip movement and was very quick. 

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