A busy summer for Torrodney Prevot is just getting revved up, but he never strays too far from thoughts of where the next leg of his football journey will take him.
And that means the talented defensive end from Alief Taylor High in the Houston area is thinking about LSU pretty often.
Prevot said Monday that he is headed to USC for a camp but the weekend he has circled on his calendar is a junket to Baton Rouge for the second LSU camp of the summer.
“I talk to Coach Brick Haley a couple of times a week,” he said. “They’re keeping track of me and what I’m doing this summer.”
Besides Haley, Thomas McGaughey has also maintained regular contact, and Prevot said he speaks to Les Miles and John Chavis on a regular basis as well.
The No. 9-ranked defensive end in the country from the Class of 2013, Prevot is 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds. If that sounds familiar to a current Tigers’ end, well that’s just fine with Prevot.
Although there have been projections that Prevot could shift to an outside linebacker position at the next level because of his build, speed and athleticism, he likes what he sees in current LSU rush end Barkevious Mingo.
“Me and Mingo started about same size in high school and there are a lot of similarities between us,” Prevot said. “I see what he’s done and how the LSU coaches have developed him and I know if I work as hard as him I can make that same kind of progress and be the same kind of player.”
It’s not just Mingo that has Prevot’s attention.
He said the success the Tigers’ defensive front has established the last 12 years under both Nick Saban and Miles and their various defensive coaches is easy to embrace.
“The legacy they’ve been building is really amazing and even when they’ve lost guys, they always find a way to come together and be a big part of their defense,” he said.
As for his future, Prevot has the visit to LSU looming and before that he will participate at The Opening in early July at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
He said he’s recruitment is “still open right now,” but that he “is probably going to get try and get it done before his high school season begins.”
LSU was the first program to offer, and remain one of his top choices. Home-state programs Texas and Texas A&M are also in the mix and he has an official visit scheduled to Oregon on Oct. 5.
“I just want to enjoy the process and see what’s best for me,” Prevot said.