Battle for Prevot heats up

College coaches will visit Torrodney Prevot in-person during the spring evaluation period.

The LSU football staff has hit the recruiting trail hard in Louisiana for the class of 2013, locking up nine in-state commitments before the month of April – an ultra-fast start in the world of recruiting.

When Winnfield defensive end Michael Patterson committed to the Tigers at the spring game, it marked the first verbal pledge at defensive end for the staff.

The first pledge to the defensive line came with the commitment of Denham Springs defensive tackle Tevin Lawson the prior day.

After signing just one defensive lineman in 2012, LSU will likely continue to pile on talent along the front four in the 2013 class, and one of the names on the top of the board is Houston (Alief) defensive end Torrodney Prevot.

"LSU was the first offer that I got, so that's been special for me from the start," Prevot said. "And I visited Baton Rouge and it was really nice. I know that I am high on their board and they are one of my top teams, and have been since the beginning.

"I am looking at what they do on the defensive line and I really like it."

Prevot visited LSU on March 31, when conversations with Les Miles and defensive line coach Brick Haley and a front-row seat at the spring game left the Houston prospect high on the Tigers.

"I look at (Barkevious Mingo) and see someone I could be like in their defensive scheme," Prevot said. "I see that he really gets after it against some really good linemen, and I think I could turn into that kind of player at his spot.

"The coaches said I am in that mold and want me to step in there."

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Prevot, ranked as the nation's No. 7 defensive end prospect, is not ready to shut down his process just yet, still taking visits and welcoming coaches during the spring evaluation period.

"I am hearing from a lot of schools now," Prevot said. "Even some schools that have been off and on are now contacting me."

The contact period began on Sunday, and Prevot said he talked with Texas and Texas A&M and set up a pair of visits.

He will be in College Station this weekend to visit with the Aggies before making a trek to Austin in May, meaning Prevot's recruitment is likely to play out into the summer.

"I am not in any rush to make a decision, but I still like LSU, Texas A&M and Texas," Prevot said. "I am going to make some more visits and see where things go. But those are the schools I'm looking hard at."

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