New LSU offers at Boys from the Boot

LSU handed out four new offers during Saturday's "Boys from the Boot" event. Take a closer look at each one through film and see what they can do on the field

LSU's newest additions to the coaching staff got off to a quick start in the 2016 and even 2017 class. The Tigers handed out four new offers to defensive players during the "Boys from the Boot" junior day on Saturday — three linemen and a safety/linebacker.

Let's take a closer look at each recruit and break down their film to see what the Tigers are pursuing:

DT Stephon Taylor | McDonogh 35

Taylor takes up a lot of room in the middle of that defensive line at about 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. He takes advantage of that size and swallows up ball carriers. He's explosive at the snap and powers offensive linemen onto their holes to make run lanes collapse. Taylor now has an offer list that pushes into double digits after LSU offered him Saturday. The Tigers join other SEC schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State on his list, as well as other programs like Oklahoma, Arizona State and Texas Tech. Louisiana's loaded with defensive tackles for 2016, and Taylor's the newest name on the radar with guys like Ed Alexander, Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan. He's one of Ed Orgeron's first new offers for LSU.

S/OLB Clifford Chattman | McDonogh 35

LSU also handed out an offer to Chattman, a teammate of Taylor's at McDonogh 35. Chattman has a lot of length at about 6-foot-5. He moves between safety and linebacker on the high school level and can project to either at college. If he can add some weight to his lean frame, he'd likely fit well as an outside backer in the 3-4 with the ability to make plays in the backfield as well. He has a lot of range in coverage and LSU loves to have length like his in the secondary. He and Taylor share a lot of the same offers, with LSU hoping to pull both teammates. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kansas State and Oklahoma State are some of the schools on his offer list.

DE Travez Moore | Bastrop

Moore's another versatile defender that added an LSU offer this weekend. He could be a defensive end or a pass-rushing outside linebacker depending on which direction Kevin Steele steers the defense. Moore has a lot of speed off the edge and is a tremendous athlete. He has a solid frame that will add good weight as he gets older. His recruitment's still relatively quiet with Mississippi State a school on his list, but Moore could blow up this spring as he goes around the camp circuit.

DE Chris Allen | Southern Lab

Allen comes from the 2017 class and figures to be one of the state's top players in that cycle. LSU joined the chase with schools like Georgia and Miami offering him after his sophomore season. Allen already has tremendous size for a kid still in his sophomore year of high school. He's a pretty polished pass rusher as well and has great natural tools to work with. Ed Orgeron loves his game as is evident by him opting to offer him so early. Look for Allen to have a hotly contested recruitment moving forward.

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