With all of the linebackers coming in with the 2006 class, LSU may only sign a couple in 2007.
The coaches are looking for someone who is big enough and physical enough to play in the middle and Josh Bynes is one they have extended a scholarship offer to.
Bynes, a 6-3, 220-pounder with 4.65
speed, hails out of
As a junior, he was one of the most productive linebackers in his parts as he registered 147 tackles and two sacks, with eight forced fumbles and five recoveries.
Jimbo Fisher is recruiting Bynes
and he traveled down to
Bynes said he couldn't talk to Fisher at the time but later that night he received a call from the Tigers' offensive coordinator.
"He called and we talked about the game and he asked if I was thinking about leaving the state to play football," Bynes said. "I told him it doesn't matter."
What else did Fisher have to say?
"He told me that they think I could
make an impact at middle linebacker and have a chance to play early," explained
Bynes. "He also told me how they have some
One of those
"He came to school here for a little while last year and the last time I saw him we talked a little about LSU," said Bynes. "He said it was a good school and he was excited about LSU."
Bynes plans to take an unofficial visit to check out LSU this summer but he was unsure if it would b for a camp or just for a little vacation.
He does not know a whole lot about the school but the little that he knows about the football program is enough to give the Tigers a strong look.
"I saw them when they beat
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