McClellan ready for his encore

Raekwon McClellan emerged as a possible fullback target in the June camp. He'll return to LSU's Elite Camp on Sunday to again display his talents for the coaches in hopes of landing an offer.

Raekwon McClellan is ready for Round 2.

The Biloxi standout will return to LSU on Sunday for the Tigers' Elite Camp after taking part in the staff's camp last month. In June, McClellan worked almost exclusively with RB coach Frank Wilson as LSU possibly targets a fullback in the 2014 class.

Though McClellan left that camp session without an offer, the experience of going one-on-one with Wilson was enough.

"He worked me hard, but it was worth it," McClellan said. "In every drill that we did, he pushed me. It was real fun because I never would have imagined going to LSU and working out with a running backs coach, much less going to LSU in the first place. So the whole experience, doing 7-on-7, it was good for me."

McClellan will hit the ponderosa once more on Sunday to display his talents to the LSU coaches. He hopes to be more comfortable this time around and won't let any of the butterflies affect his game.

"I expect to do the same thing I did when I went up there last month," McClellan said. "No jitters. No nerves. Basically act like I've done it before and that LSU is my home. I'm going to go out there and compete all day. I'm not going to take it easy on anybody."

Whether McClellan does enough to receive an offer as a FB remains to be seen. The feeling in June was that he certainly had a chance, but with spots limited and a lot of talent still available, it's not definite LSU uses a scholarship on that position in this class.

But the need is there. Both J.C. Copeland and Connor Neighbors will leave after this season, so the staff is taking a hard look at a fullback in 2014.

McClellan will have some competition though. Edna Karr's Jaevon Walton, also a linebacker, plans to workout as a FB in the Elite Camp. But McClellan is ready to battle and will let his talent serve as his argument for an offer.

"I'm just going to let my game talk," McClellan said. "I can't guess on my chances of getting offered. But I'm going to do my thing, and if the coaches like what they see, then great. But I have to work the same as everybody else."

McClellan measured at 5-foot-11, 243 pounds, in June. He ran a 4.8-second 40-yard dash and is still looking for his first offer. Louisiana-Lafayette and Mississippi State have shown interest in him as a defensive end, and he plans to camp with the Cajuns on July 21.


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