2013 OL Board

Where will the Tigers turn for offensive linemen in the 2013 class? TigerSportsDigest.com takes a look at what the staff has done thus far.

After signing two tackles, a guard and a long-snapper on National Signing Day, where will LSU turn for offensive linemen in 2013?

Here's a recap of some of the staff's efforts thus far:

  • One of LSU's five commitments for the 2013 is on the offensive line: Westgate guard Josh Boutte (6-5, 305).

    At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Boutte is expected to play guard at LSU

    Boutte committed to the staff on Feb. 7, three days after picking up a scholarship offer from LSU coach Les Miles at Junior Day in Baton Rouge.

  • Back home in Louisiana, Miles recently had one-on-one meetings with Evangel's Josh Thomas, Brother Martin's Ryan Hoefeld and McDonogh 35's Kenneth Santa Marina.

    Santa Marina reports verbal scholarship offers from LSU, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Utah and Tulane, making him one of the most heavily recruited offensive linemen in the state.

    Thomas will work out as a tackle during camp this summer, while Hoefeld will work for an offer at center.

  • Cedar Creek offensive lineman K.J. Malone (6-4, 300), the son of former NBA star Karl Malone, is rising quickly on the Louisiana scene, having most recently picked up a verbal scholarship offer from LSU.

    The overture came during a midweek visit to Baton Rouge with his father.

    LSU will apparently fight Alabama for Malone Jr.

    "Coach Miles offered me," Malone told Scout.com's Mike Coppage. "He said they would love to have me, and that I could keep my number from high school (#79).

    "I loved (the visit). The locker room and the football stadium stood out to me. I got to walk out into the stadium and that was cool."

    Malone, who has also been offered by Alabama, said he plans on waiting until National Signing Day to announce his decision.

  • Dallas Bishop Dunne offensive tackle Ishmael Wilson (6-5, 292) said the Tigers are at the top of his board after visiting the LSU campus on Feb. 4 for Junior Day.

    Wilson was scheduled to attend the first Texas Junior Day on Feb. 12, but skipped out and rescheduled for Feb. 25.

    Still waiting on an offer from the Tigers, Wilson plans to return to Baton Rouge this summer for camp. With offers from California, Michigan, Nebraska and Vanderbilt, Wilson scheduled to visit Texas A&M this weekend.

  • LSU has offered Richardson (Texas) Lake Highlands offensive tackle Kent Perkins (6-6, 285), one of the top prospects in the Lone Star State for the 2013 class.

    Perkins also has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Arkansas and Texas A&M. He visited the Sooners for Junior Day, but was unable to make it into Austin and meet with coaches for Texas Junior Day on Feb. 12.

    The Tigers will push to get Perkins in on an unofficial visit during spring camp, which begins on March 1.

    Hunter Bivin could visit LSU this summer for camp

  • Other offensive lineman who have been offered by LSU but haven't begun to hit the visit trail in Louisiana are Owensboro, Ky., offensive tackle Hunter Bivin (6-7, 290) and Dillon, S.C., offensive tackle D.J. Park (6-5, 305) and center Bryce King (6-3, 293).

    Park is committed to South Carolina, but King and Bivin remain open - but have taken different approaches to the process.

    Bivin has yet to get his unofficial visits rolling, while King has seen six different campuses since Jan. 23.

  • Last week LSU offered College of San Mateo's Fehoka Fanaika (6-6, 340), a late-riser prospect from the 2012 class who plans to graduate in May and enroll in a college this summer.

    Fanaika also has offers from Florida, Georgia and Hawaii, and on Feb. 9 he took an official visit to Gainesville.

    LSU is the fourth school to offer Fanaika - who can enroll in May

  • For 2014, LSU is pressing hard for Ouachita offensive tackle Cameron Robinson (6-6, 315).

    He was one of a handful of sophomores who visited LSU on Feb. 4 for Junior Day, joining Edna Karr's Gerald Willis and Barbe's Trey Quinn.

    With his recruitment now kicking into gear, Robinson has two teams on top: LSU and Alabama.

    "A lot of the same things I like about Alabama, I like about LSU," Robinson told Scout.com's Chad Simmons. "They are similar schools.

    "I have always been a fan of LSU since I was little, so that is one thing about them. They also run a pro-style offense, they play physical, they are close to home, and I know all the coaches there already."

    The Monroe star lineman is the son of former NFL linebacker Steve Foley, who had playing stints in Cincinnati, Houston and San Diego.

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