LSU keeping a close eye on Lindsey

LSU will lose both starting safeties after the 2006 campaign and one the coaches will be looking to as a possible replacement sometime down the road is Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville's Korey Lindsey.

Lindsey is a 6-foot, 180-pounder with 4.5 speed. Along with starting at safety during his junior campaign he also was his team's go-to receiver and leading return man.


For the season, Lindsey picked off seven passes and broke up 22 more patrolling the field from his free safety spot and logged 68 total tackles. He was a Class 4A First Team All-State selection for his efforts on defense but his work did not end there.


Lindsey was just as vital to Scotlandville's scoring efforts as he was at stopping the opposition as he hauled in 33 passes for 543 yards and seven scores, and averaged 28.7 yards and 16.5 yards on kick and punt returns, respectively.


When it comes to figuring out which side of the ball he will play on at the college level Lindsey said nothing has been determined yet but he has an idea which side he will be on.


"Schools seem to be recruiting me more as a safety because I have good instincts and good knowledge of the game," he said.


Currently, Lindsey does not have any scholarship offers but he is getting a lot of mail from several schools in the SEC.


"Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida and Tennessee are sending me the most stuff," he said.


When asked what those schools may see in Lindsey we got a good breakdown from his head coach.


"He is a complete athlete that can play DB, wide receiver and return kicks," said Landry Williams. "He has that big play ability that will keep him on the field for any school. He always wants to make the big play and wants to be in there when the game is on the line."


LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher is recruiting Lindsey and wants to get him to a camp over the summer to work more closely with him.


The standout performer said he plans on making at least one LSU camp over the summer and he hopes that he is able to show the coaches that he has the skills to play at that high of a level.


Lindsey's Numbers: 215-Bench/30" Vertical/2.8 GPA/15 ACT

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