St. Aug DL Trahan better suited at LB

Nick Saban and his coaching staff wanted a chance to work with Patrick Trahan at one of LSU's summer camps so they could evaluate the 6-2, 210-pounder a little more closely. <br><br> Trahan plays defensive end in New Orleans-St. Augustine's system but he is more suited for linebacker or strong safety at the next level due to his 4.5-speed.

Trahan attended Saban's first summer camp in June and he worked out at both safety and linebacker. Although LSU did not officially extend a scholarship offer the coaches did let him know where he stands.

"They said they can't offer me right now because they have seven commitments from defensive players and they need to fill some spots on offense," Trahan told Tiger Rag. "They said the camp helped me out a lot because it showed I was more athletic than they thought I was. They said they would like to offer me but they would have to wait until during the season."

After the LSU camp concluded Trahan made the short trip to Auburn, Ala. with his team for a seven-on-seven passing camp.

"I liked the campus and the school," he said. "Auburn wants me to play safety. I talked to the coaches and they really want me. They said I can be an impact player for them."

Auburn was the first school to start showing interest and the first to offer but since then West Virginia, Nebraska and Colorado have all come forth with offers. Indiana, Alabama and Florida are also in the picture along with the Tigers but Trahan said it is way too early to pick a favorite.

"It's really hard right now for me to say I have a leader," he said. "I just want the opportunity to play college football and all of these schools say they can give me that opportunity."

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