Clapp: What Teuhema's Doing is "Ridiculous"

LSU's Will Clapp praises true freshman Maea Teuhema, a starter for the Tigers at left guard.

Sometimes those with the proper perspective know what separates something from being impressive and being nearly unheard of.

Starting LSU right guard William Clapp endured a redshirt season in 2014, taking time as many offensive lineman do in year one to learn the system and catch on to life at the collegiate level.

Which is why he marvels at what Maea Teuhema is doing.

After breaking onto the scene to play the entire second half at Mississippi State, Teuhema, a true freshman, started at left guard for LSU Saturday in just his second career game and helped the Tigers amass 411 yards rushing in a dominant 45-21 home win over Auburn.

"For Maea, what that kid's able to do is ridiculous," Clapp told TSD's Ben Love on Monday. "As a true freshman, most people don't understand how hard it is for a kid right out of high school to come in and start. And that kid just really plays the game well and picks up on everything so quick."

Teuhema, the nation's top prep guard a season ago, had one play in particular in the first half against the Plainsmen where he pulled to the right side and led the way for a big red-zone gain for running back Darrel Williams.

It's a devastating part of Teuhema's game that Clapp says is only starting to get honed.

"Maea's a great athlete. When he pulls around on the edge, he can run over you and he knows how to diagnose a play and figure out what hole to hit. Just him on the pulling stuff, he's getting better every week and I'm excited to see as he progresses how good he can get."

Check out TSD's full interview with Clapp, who discusses what it's like to block for Leonard Fournette, below.



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