Massive Maea Teuhema is next LSU road grader

The Tigers are getting one of the top offensive line prospects in the country in Maea Teuhema. Get to know more about the powerful Texan, and how he fits in at LSU, via Scout.

By the time the 2014 regular season came to a close, LSU was trotting out one of the most formidable offensive lines in the country, routinely lining up and running straight at opposing defenses even when they knew it was coming.

And, despite inevitable turnover this offseason, there are plenty of reasons to believe the Tigers will maintain that physical, nasty edge up front for the next few years.

None are bigger - literally and figuratively - than Maea Teuhema.

The 6-foot-5, 346-pound monster from Keller (Texas) is rated as Scout's No. 1 offensive guard in the country. A former Texas commitment, Teuhema flipped his pledge to LSU when his older brother, Sione, signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day in February.

Teuhema, a bit of a gentle giant, is relatively quiet off the field but makes plenty of noise between the lines. He primarily plays right tackle on the high school level, but the four-star prospect will slide in at guard in Baton Rouge, more than likely playing on the right side.

And LSU can certainly use him, perhaps even right away.

The Tigers will lose two reliable reserves at guard this offseason in Evan Washington and Fehoko Fanaika ("Hoko"). Position coach Jeff Grimes could also see starting left guard Vadal Alexander turn pro, and then there's a likelihood that LSU's starter at right guard in 2014 - Ethan Pocic - slides out to tackle to backfill for personnel losses.

There are young options in the pipeline like William Clapp, Garrett Brumfield and Andy Dodd, but none of them arrived in TigerTown with the frame or accolades of Teuhema.

He remains one of the shining lights of this 2015 recruiting class for LSU.


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