LSU extended an offer Thursday to a 2014 four-star WR with an interesting connection to the Tigers.
Keenen Brown is high school teammates with LSU commit Chris Hardeman, whose dad is also Brown's coach at Alief Taylor HS in Houston. Brown already had an impressive list of scholarships before the LSU offering — including schools from the Big 12, SEC and Big 10.
But that offer by LSU was big enough to quickly move them into Brown's top 3.
"That's a big offer right there," Brown said. "They're probably No. 3 behind Oklahoma and Missouri."
Brown quickly broke down is favorite thing about each of those schools…
Oklahoma: "Their coaching staff is nice."
Missouri: "They're in the SEC. They pass the ball a lot."
LSU: "They have a nice foundation. They put a lot of players in the league."
Brown recently checked out LSU for the Tigers' Junior Day last weekend. There he had an opportunity to meet with the coaches and check out some of the facilities.
"They showed me a lot of different stuff," Brown said. "We did a lot of academic stuff. It showed a lot of different perspectives and all the things they do to make their players great."
Some may believe LSU has a leg up with Brown's relationship to Hardeman, who has become LSU's biggest salesman in the 2014 class.
"During Junior Day he was talking to me, trying to get me to come with him," Brown said. "I feel like [playing with a high school teammate] would influence my decision. We could share rooms, and it would be comforting having someone I went to high school with."
At 6-foot-3, Brown fits the mold of the tall receiver LSU has been targeting lately. He said he fits nicely into the system LSU will run under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
"They said they're going to start throwing a lot and they need a big-time receiver like me," Brown said.
Brown said he has no more visits planned for the spring as he's focused on basketball season. He said he will probably wait to make a final decision during or after his senior season.
Brown caught 46 passes for 790 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior season.
Brown has LSU in top three
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