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LSU Top 25 Player Profile: No. 25 Toby Weathersby

Josh kicks off Tiger Blitz' countdown of the top 25 LSU football players this season. First up, LSU's likely starting right tackle Toby Weathersby.

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Position: Right Tackle
Size: 6-5, 292
High School: Westfield (Tex.)

Recruitment

Toby Weathersby earned a four-star rating and was regarded as one of the top offensive lineman in Texas, and was ranked No. 3 in the state. He turned down offers from Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss and Texas, to attend LSU. Weathersby was a one-time Texas commit, but backed off his commitment a week before National Signing Day to sign with the Tigers.

2015 recap

Although he only started in one game last season, Weathersby became an integral piece of the offensive line. He became the top reserve offensive lineman for the Tigers, shuffling between right guard and right tackle. Weathersby tallied a 20 knockdown blocks, with nine of them coming in his start against Ole Miss. 

Where he fits

The versatile 6-foot-5 offensive lineman could honestly line up anywhere on the Tigers line, but he’ll slide in at right tackle. The junior will be looked upon to fill the shoes of four year starter Vadal Alexander. Weathersby performed well during spring practice and pretty much has that spot locked down.

Expectations

The right tackle spot is his job to lose, but It won’t be easy to replace a guy like Alexander on the LSU offensive line. Weathersby has the size and strength to be dominant figure on the offensive. At the Southeastern Conference Media Days, Les Miles said he expects him to be a “tremendous participant” at the right tackle spot. 

The only problem that Weathersby faces is adjusting to the speed of the game. Often times Weathersby looked confused or lost, in his start against Ole Miss, but all that comes with being a freshman. After a strong spring performance, followed by more reps in fall camp, Weathersby should be in prime position to be a dominant right tackle and pave the way for Leonard Fournette to have another star-studded season.

***Check out Weathersby's Scout Spotlight video from his days at Westfield High in Texas below.***


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