LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and defensive coordinator John Chavis were in the New Orleans area to see Obioha, but Hoefeld stood out on the opposite side of the line.
A couple of months later, Hoefeld was working out with one-on-one instruction from LSU offensive line Greg Studrawa during the team's summer camp.
After a junior season of evaluation from the staff, Hoefeld has since been invited to both of LSU's Junior Day weekends.
Following a trip to Boys from the Boot in January, Hoefeld and his father returned for round two last weekend.
"We saw a lot more of the campus, which was nice," Hoefeld said. "We got to go on the field, and that was pretty cool. Since the last visit was more academic, this one was set up for more of the football life and every day things you would go through."
When the conversation turned back to recruiting, Miles and Studrawa both met with the Hoefeld family.
During those meetings, the 6-foot-3, 265 pound Hoefeld found out where his future would be in purple-and-gold.
"Coach Stud said center is his main priority and I'm his No. 1 guy right now for that position," Hoefeld said. "He said he really likes the way I play and looks forward to seeing me during spring and wants me to keep working center drill and call him for drills and try and make it to as many practices as possible."
Hoefeld is still searching for his first scholarship offer.
On the LSU front, the weekend's visit at least brought some clarity to Hoefeld's timeframe.
"It was good to hear where I'm at," he said. "I'm just looking forward to seeing what happens."