LSU offers McDonogh 35 duo

McDonogh 35's dynamic inside-out duo of Brison Gresham and DeJon Jarreau have picked up offers from in-state LSU. Check out what the teammates had to say about the Tigers.

HOOVER, Ala. – Better late than never, at least that's what LSU basketball is banking on with its latest moves on the 2016 recruiting trail.

TSD has confirmed the Tigers extended offers early this week to the McDonogh 35 (La.) duo of DeJon Jarreau and Brison Gresham.

Jarreau, who goes by the nickname "Deeky," has been a nationwide prospect since late last summer when he blew onlookers away at a Las Vegas tournament during a summer evaluation period.

Standing 6-foot-4, Jarreau has the skills to play point guard and off the ball on the perimeter, showcasing a knack for scoring this summer while leading Elfrid Payton Elite to the Peach Jam on Nike's AAU summer circuit.

"I was very happy to see that the hometown team finally recognized me," Jarreau told TSD about his latest offer, one added to a long list that includes among others Texas, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Creighton, Murray State and Washington.

One connection tying Jarreau to LSU is former Tiger Charles Carmouche.

"Me and Carmouche, we spent like the whole summer working out," Jarreau said in a January interview about last summer. "I met him my sophomore year, but my junior year he really started to come help me – getting one-on-one workouts, workouts with me, him and Brison. He got my shot better, and I improved on coming off ball screens, splitting traps, everything. But he said this coming summer, we’re going to go even harder."

Gresham is more of a newcomer on the national scene, having elevated his stock noticeably with a big summer of crashing the boards and flashing a consistent motor.

A shade under 6-foot-8, Gresham projects as a power forward on the next level. He's more than held his own over the last few months defending some of the top post players from across America.

Gresham has taken off this summer

"I will grind for a spot," Gresham texted TSD in regard to the offer, adding he's been waiting for this one "for a while" but isn't ready to commit anywhere yet.

Among Gresham's other offers, many of which mirror Jarreau's, are Florida, Houston, Boston College and Saint Louis.

Time will tell if the pair ends up a package deal, something the two have commented on publicly before, but they both have something new to think about now that LSU has joined the party.

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