On Sunday night, LSU commit Aaron Moffitt found himself and his family eating crawfish étouffée and gumbo with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson, for Moffitt's in-home visit with Coach O.
“He’s so funny. He just told stories for about two hours. We were just sitting down and cutting up and all that,” Moffitt said. “He challenged me to be the first one to fax in my paper. Not too much football talk.”
On his official visit over the January 13 weekend, the Baton Rouge native said it was nice to build the family atmosphere with some of the other commits and work on some uncommitted prospects that were on campus.
“It was good to see a lot of the commits and talk with a bunch of other guys that we’re recruiting to get to know them better and build up that family atmosphere and make everyone feel comfortable,” Moffitt said.
Tight end Foster Moreau was Moffitt’s host and the two have known each other since middle school, which helped Moffitt take Moreau's advice to heart.
“I’ve been knowing Foster for a while now. He’s a real good guy and he’s funny too,” Moffitt said. “Coming from a guy that got offered on signing day and wasn’t really a standout recruit like me, he just said go to class and work hard and things will fall in place.”
While meeting with Orgeron and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda on his visit, Moffitt said Orgeron pointed out how dominant the group could be together along the defensive line. LSU sees the 6-4, 252-pound defensive end growing into Lewis Neal's spot along the line, which is more of a 5-technique.
“We just watched film on his game plans and stuff like that. Once we got more individual with Coach O, he put us in place. It was me Tyler Shelvin, Phidarian Mathis and Marvin Wilson,” Moffitt said. “He just showed us how dominant we’d be as a defensive line, which was cool because they’re really good players. He said it’d be a scary sight to see us on the field at the same time.”
“I tried making a good impression on Willie Gay. I know he really likes LSU. I’m not going to speak for him, but he said he really likes LSU and this is his place to be,” Moffitt said. “I talked to Chris Allen a good bit too. He’s been around LSU. He knows the ropes. I told him how good we’d be. There’s not too many other guys we need. Coach O did a nice job filling the spots.”
With National Signing Day just nine days away, the Catholic High School product is ready for his recruitment to officially be done.
“It’s going to be a dream come true. It’s flown by. It came too quick,” Moffitt said. “I’m kind of happy it’s happening. I have to be ready for it. I’m ready to officially be a Tiger.”
The three-star recruit plans to sign his letter of intent early in the morning before a singing ceremony later that day at Catholic.