The Tigers extended an offer Monday evening to Texas-based prospect Sewo Olonilua, the 15th highest ranked outside linebacker in the country. LSU has tracked Olonilua closely since the spring, and after getting a look at some other linebackers during camp last week, the Tigers opted to extend Olonilua an offer.
Olonilua did not camp at LSU, but he has visited Baton Rouge before. He was on campus early in the spring, watching one of the Tigers' first practices.
Olonilua is a versatile athlete that could reasonably play either side of the ball. LSU likes him on defense as a linebacker. Olonilua can also play safety, but he fits the mold of the bigger linebackers that LSU has targeted in this class. He measures 6-foot-2, 215 pounds.
Olonilua participated in The Opening earlier this month, spending most of his time at safety. He said then that he was 100 percent committed to TCU and there were no schools threatening the Horned Frogs.
That was before LSU offered though, and he's said before that was a school he liked growing up. Olonilua will return to LSU on Monday, and the Tigers will get a chance to gauge where things stand.
LSU currently has two linebackers committed both from the state of Texas — Erick Fowler and Rahssan Thornton. The Tigers are also targeting Lone Star State linebackers Jeffrey McCulloch and Dontavious Jackson in addition to other top prospects like Michael Divinity, Lyndell Wilson and Ben Davis.
Stick with TSD for more on Olonilua following his LSU visit next week.