Texas OL Looking Hard at LSU

<b>Reggie Youngblood</b> is one of the top offensive tackles in the Lonestar State, and he is sitting on 12 offers with two teams sitting at the top.

"My top five is LSU, UT (Texas), Michigan, Iowa and Oklahoma," said the 6-5 275 pound left tackle from Houston (Texas) Washington. "It's kind of close right now between LSU and Texas for my leader."

Reginald Youngblood made an unofficial visit to LSU for its junior day and he almost left Baton Rouge one of the Tigers' first commitments for 2005.

"When I went I really enjoyed myself," he said. "I liked everything about it. But I decided not to commit and to sit down and just wait until signing day before I make a decision."

What was so impressive that one of the top offensive linemen in the country came close to putting an end to recruiting so early?

"I like their football team," said Youngblood. "They play with a lot of intensity. That is how I play so I figure I could go there and fit right in."

Youngblood plans on making LSU's spring game this weekend so he can compare it to his experience in Austin for the Longhorns' spring game.

"When I visited Texas I really liked it," he said. "It's close to home but being close to home isn't a factor. I just like UT."

Youngblood is already academically qualified and his intelligence is just one of the things that make him such a good prospect for the next level.

"I pass block just as well as run block," he said. "I know all of my assignments and I think I'm the complete package for what you want in a left tackle."

As for the big man's summer plans he said he is going to LSU's camp and then he will just work out with his team to prepare for his senior season.

Sonny Shipp covers LSU Recruiting for TheInsiders.

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