There were several linemen on LSU's recruiting board to make the trip to Baton Rouge over the weekend for the one day lineman camp and one the coaches were anxious to get a look at was New Iberia (La.) Catholic offensive tackle prospect Josh Dworaczyk (6-6, 263, 5.0).
Dworaczyk is very raw as an offensive tackle as he has only played the position for a little more than a month. He has spent the majority of his time on the football field at defensive end and last season he registered 70 tackles and five sacks coming off the edge.
He is talented enough to play on the defensive side of the ball at the next level but several coaches feel that he could have a future on the offensive side.
On Saturday, the LSU coaching staff got a good look at Dworaczyk and he also got a chance to see what the offensive side of the ball was all about.
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In practice at Catholic, Dworaczyk has been well schooled on the defensive side of the ball but this past weekend he saw things from a different perspective.
"We did a lot of stuff that I think really helped me out," he said. "We did the drills with angle boards and quick chopping drills. Then we did some pass blocking drills with a lot of shuffling and slide picks."
Later on in the day, all of the linemen were separated according to their side of the ball and there was one player in particular that Dworaczyk single out.
"I went up against Mason Hitt in the live drills," Dworaczyk said. "He was pretty quick and pretty strong."
At the end of the day, Dworaczyk
got a chance to talk to LSU defensive backs coach Doug Mallory, who recruits
"I think the one thing that they were a little concerned about was my weight since I weighed 263," explained Dwroaczyk. "They gave me some tips and pointers about some things that are approved by the NCAA that will help me gain some good weight and keep my speed."
Was there any talk of an offer from the Tigers?
"They just said they want me to come back for one of their longer camps and they were going to stay in touch," Dworaczyk said. "Even though they didn't say it, I think my weight is going to be a big factor. The schools that have offered all said they want me as a football player and that I could play offense or defense. But, if I get an offer from LSU, I think it will have to be as an offensive lineman."
Note: For a look at Josh on the defense follow the link below.