Tuesday Recruiting Tidbits

The quest for defensive linemen never stops. Today's batch of recruiting tidbits feature a pair of prospects with LSU high on their boards. Get all the latest on DL targets Quentez Johnson and Kyle Phillips in this update.

LSU always has its sights set on adding more defensive linemen, and with a long NFL pedigree, prospects tend to pay attention when the Tigers come calling.

Tuesday's batch of recruiting tidbits highlight two in the news lately that have LSU high on the board. One's a three-star from Georgia that picked up an offer from Coach Brick Haley on Monday night, and the other's a four-star from Tennessee that has narrowed down his recruitment to 10 schools.

Check out all the latest, including film, of these talented prospects below.



Three-star defensive tackle Quentez Johnson (Ellenwood, Ga. | Cedar Grove) picked up an offer from LSU on Monday night.

Johnson started hearing from LSU DL coach Brick Haley in March, and the two spoke regularly over the phone and through social media. On Monday, he received an exciting message from Coach Haley.

"We have been talking for a couple of weeks now and Coach Haley sent me a message on Twitter telling me LSU wants me and that I now have a scholarship offer," Johnson told Scout's Chad Simmons.

Be sure to check out the full interview with Johnson about the LSU offer as Johnson is high on what the Tigers have to offer. According to Simmons, Johnson has long dreamt of playing for LSU, so that's certainly an early feather in the Tigers' cap.

"LSU is LSU - I don't know what to say," Johnson said. "It is big for me and it is a blessing. It means a lot to get an offer like this."

Johnson's offer list is approaching 20 after LSU came through this week, but he hasn't started narrowing things down. He isn't in a hurry to do so either. He plans to take all five official visits before making a final decision late in the cycle.

After big signing classes of defensive tackles in 2013 and 2014, that position isn't a huge need for LSU in 2015. But Coach Haley always wants to make sure his depth chart is loaded, so look for Johnson to receive a lot of attention moving forward.



Four-star defensive end Kyle Phillips (Nashville, Tenn. | Hillsboro) unveiled his list of Top 10 schools on Monday and LSU made the cut.

The Tigers were on his list along with Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, Florida State and Florida.

LSU first offered Phillips in late February as one of almost a dozen defensive ends that Coach Haley targeted for the 2015 class. That position will be a big focus for the Tigers in this cycle, and Phillips would be a huge addition if LSU can continue this early momentum.

The Tigers do have a very long way though, and the first goal will be to get him on campus. Phillips has made a number of trips to nearby Tennessee, and he's also checked out Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss within the last couple months.

Phillips does plan to make an early commitment, preferably by the end of this coming summer, so LSU will look to secure a visit soon.


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