Miles eyeing several top tight ends

Les Miles is looking for a couple of tight ends in this signing class and the two he ends up with may have both been in town this weekend. One of them made the drive over from Birmingham, Ala., and he loved everything about his official visit to LSU.

"It was definitely a 10," said Briarwood Christian's J.D. Lott (6-4, 222, 4.6). "I couldn't have asked for anything more. I loved the game. I loved the fans. It was even better than I anticipated."

Lott took an unofficial trip to Tennessee the week before his trip to the Bayou so how did the atmosphere at LSU compare to that of Tennessee's?

"There was more fans at Tennessee for the Georgia game but it was just as loud if not louder here," he said. "The student section at LSU was better than any I had ever seen before."

Lott made it in to Baton Rouge with his mother early Saturday morning and they headed straight to the hotel the team was staying at for some breakfast.

"We went and ate with some of the coaches and toured some of the facilities and stuff," said Lott. "Then we went to the game and after that we went to dinner. Later that night, I met up with my host, Chris Jackson, and we went out."

After catching a little shuteye, Lott said he woke up early on Sunday.

"We went and checked out big Herman Johnson's apartment to see where I'd be living at," said Lott. "Then we went and saw the rest of the facilities we missed the day before."

After the tours ended, Lott got to spend some special one-on-one time with Miles in his new office.

"I was the first recruit to meet with coach Miles in his new office in the new football building," Lott said. "That was pretty cool because I was the first and because I really enjoyed the time with coach Miles. He is so nice and so easy to get along with."

Lott also spent some time with LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher and tight ends coach Josh Henson.

"We talked about when I would get to play and even looked at some plays they thought I could help them with," Lott said.

Fisher has played a key role in Lott's recruitment but if the Tigers get a commitment from the blue-chip prospect then Fisher will have to give Henson some of the credit.

"I would love to have coach Henson as a position coach," Lott said. "He is younger than most coaches and we relate so well with one another. He is a good X's and O's type of guy but he is also a very good teacher."

Before Lott headed back to Alabama the LSU coaches asked him if he was ready to commit.

"I explained to them I want to take my officials just to make sure I know what is out there," said Lott, who plans on taking an official visit to Vanderbilt and possibly Tennessee. "Then I will know for sure. They were fine with that and did not have a problem with that at all."

Sonny's Take: My cell phone connection was breaking up real bad towards the end of our interview and I lost my signal before I had a chance to ask Lott if he was ready to name a leader. However, I think LSU is the clear leader at this point and could possibly pick up a commitment from the three-star prospect in the near future.


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