Back from LSU spring game

Les Miles and his staff entertained some of the top prospects from Louisiana and surrounding states this past weekend when they traveled to Baton Rouge for the Tigers' spring scrimmage. Offensive lineman Chaz Ramsey of Madison (Miss.) Central Madison was one who made the trip to Tiger Town and he is someone the coaches are taking a long hard look at.

The big 6-4, 270-pounder is a dominating right tackle but college coaches project him to end up at center or guard when he moves on past the high school level. As a junior, he was an all-metro selection who graded out at 89 percent on the year and totaled 108 pancake blocks.

To date, Mississippi State, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Memphis and Houston have offered the versatile lineman and he hopes one of his longtime favorites joins the mix before long.

"I talked to coach Miles a little on Saturday and he said they are going to be recruiting me hard," Ramsey told Tiger Rag. "He said he wants to see me work at a summer camp and asked that before I commit if I would give him a chance."

Giving the Tigers a chance is something Ramsey plans on doing because he has followed them closely over the years.

"I've always seen LSU on TV and they have always been good," Ramsey said of what stands out with the Tigers.

Up until recently, Ramsey had not had a chance to see what LSU had to offer but over the last two weeks he has been spotted on the campus twice.

"I went down two weeks ago and we got to tour the facilities with coach (Josh) Henson," he said. "Everything was really nice. I had heard a bunch of how loud that stadium can get and to get a chance to go in it was real neat."

It is early in the recruiting process and there is a host of schools after Ramsey. He said that no one school really stands out but there are four in particular that have caught his eye.

"My top one would be Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Auburn and LSU in no particular order," he said. "This summer I plan on going to all of them to learn more about them and see how I fit in."

Does he know what he will be looking for when he makes those rounds?

"I'm going to be looking to see where I can play early and how I fit in with the coaches and players," explained Ramsey.

He said playing early is going to be a big factor in his decision so he does see that opportunity at LSU?

"I do," he said. "Coach Miles was telling me how they are graduating a bunch of guys and they are going to need some to play early."

Ramsey will give Miles that opportunity he is looking for by attending one of his camps this summer and if he performs the way he has in the past then there is a good chance he will leave Baton Rouge with a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Ramsey's Numbers: 365-Bench/525-Squat



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