Austin plays host to John Curtis TE

This weekend Dillon Gordon got a glimpse into his future as an LSU Tiger.

John Curtis tight end Dillon Gordon spent the weekend in Baton Rouge as one of 15 prospects on an official visit to LSU.

Funny thing was, Gordon – who has been committed to the Tigers since National Signing Day last February – didn't feel a whole lot like a high school prospect over the last two days.

"The official visit this weekend was just different than any other experience I have had during my recruitment," Gordon said. "The coaches and players did a great job of making everyone feel at home. They set it up to where you are seeing LSU and the life as a player, not as a prospect like before.

"That's how they treated us, and everyone really liked that. It was a relaxed atmosphere."

New Orleans native and former St. Augustive offensive lineman Jonah Austin hosted Gordon, and Austin used Friday and Saturday night to give the high school senior a glimpse into how the players interact off the football field.

"We hung out and met new people the whole time I was there," Gordon said. "The only person I knew well before this weekend was Odell Beckham. I didn't even know Jonah until Friday.

"Jonah got me up there and we went out to eat at Texas de Brazil. All the other official visitors and their player hosts and the coaches were also there. Then they cooked us food at the stadium on the Saturday night.

"The best part about it all was the connection I made with the football team. We all just started bonding. We hung with guys like Jarvis Landry, Anthony Johnson, Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware, Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo. It was great. I can't wait to be over there with those guys."

On Saturday, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end prospect got an even deeper glimpse into the program when he met with strength and conditioning coordinator Tommy Moffitt over lunch.

"I talked with Coach (Les) Miles and Coach (Steve) Ensminger a good bit, but I got to talk with Coach Moffitt a bunch this weekend.

"Coach Moffitt was showing me my workout plan, and I will start next month once I sign. He sends me the workout and gets me started on what I need to expect. He just said the biggest thing is to run and be in shape. Since I am playing basketball now and will play baseball in the spring, I should fine."

Gordon expects a final visit from the LSU staff before he pens with the Tigers at a school ceremony for all John Curtis college signees on Feb. 1.

"Coach Frank (Wilson) is going to come visit my mom next week, then that will be the last of my recruiting process," Gordon said. "On National Signing Day we will have a nice little ceremony up at school for everyone, so I'm excited about that."

Gordon is the No. 15-ranked tight end prospect in the country.

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