With summer in full swing, Lloyd Grogan hasn’t slowed from the pace he keeps during the school year – at least on the field.
First came a trip to Atlanta for the National Underclassmen Combine, which was followed by a trip to the Georgia Tech campus. Then Grogan stopped off in Baton Rouge, spending three days working with the LSU staff during the team’s first camp in June.
In recent weeks, he switched his game to the hardwood.
“I’m just trying to keep my name out there and show everyone what I’ve got,” said Grogan, a 6-foot-1, 215-pounder. “I felt like I did pretty well over at the NUC, especially given the competition. The guys out there were good.
“I’ve been playing basketball in the school’s summer league ever since I camped in Baton Rouge. I thought LSU was really nice. They worked me exclusively at defensive back even though the coaches have mentioned linebacker.
“Coach (Ron) Cooper wants me back for the next session in July. He said he wants to get me in with the committed guys. They are supposed to have the top prospects at that one, so it will be stiff competition and he can get a good evaluation in.”
While the Tigers have yet to offer, the rising senior isn’t short on opportunities elsewhere.
“Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Tulane, Baylor, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State are some of the big schools that have offered,” Grogan said. “They all like me at safety. Pittsburgh offered me at running back. That’s the only offensive offer I have.
“I am debating on going to Tennessee on July 18. During that time LSU will have a camp also, so I have to think about what I am going to do then.
“I am not rushing a decision or anything. I am going to take some visits and let things play out. Things are moving about how I expected them to.”
A first-team All-State selection at defensive back, Grogan finished his junior season with 69 tackles, 21 for a loss, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles. On the offensive side Grogan rushed 101 times for 700 yards.