If you had to pick one area of needs that must be addressed in LSU's 2007 signing class then 99.9 percent of those polled would probably rattle off the offensive line with a special emphasis on bringing in some big bodies to defend the edge.
One of the best tackles in the
South is Derek Sherrod of
Sherrod said that he has been to
one camp so far this summer when he took a trip to check out
LSU offensive line coach Stacey
Searels has been working hard at getting Sherrod to an LSU camp so the coaches
can evaluate him a little further but they may have to travel to
"I know he talked to my position coach the other day wanting to see if I was still interested," Sherrod said. "I know they want me to come to camp but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to."
Sherrod said that he is interested in LSU but admitted that the fact that the Tigers have not offered yet is something that has had an effect on the level of interest on his part. However, he said that would all be squared away if he got that letter in the mail.
"I think an offer would definitely boost my interest in them but I'm always going to like LSU," he said. "I'm just trying to keep my mind on the ones that have offered but I can tell you that I'd like LSU a lot more if they offered."
For now, Sherrod said that he is not worrying much about the future and is just trying to enjoy his summer by lifting weight and playing a lot of recreational basketball.
When the fall rolls around he will start to worry more about choosing a college and he knows what he will be looking for.
"I will be looking at how well the schools keep football players on track with their education and how strong the program is in what I study," said Sherrod, who says he wants to major in some kind of Engineering or Business. "The football tradition will also be important."