LSU enters the mix with Litle

Chris Little, a 6-5, 340-pound 4-star offensive linemen from Jeffersonville (Ga.) was in Baton Rouge this weekend for an official visit to LSU, where the Tigers made up some ground in the hunt for his signature.

"Honestly, LSU was hardly in the picture before [my trip to Baton Rouge]," Chris Little said, "But this has put them right back in it. They are definitely a place I am looking at now."


Also making Little's list of colleges he is considering are Florida, Notre Dame, Clemson and Georgia. He took an official visit to South Bend earlier this season, and says he will visit Florida next week, followed by Georgia and then either Clemson or Florida State to finish off his visiting schedule.


What was it about the trip to LSU that put them back in the mix with the other schools?


"They are a tight knit team," he said. "I saw some junior and senior players hanging out with freshmen on the team. That doesn't happen often. I liked that."


Hosting Little this weekend was Brian Johnson, though he said he spent some time hanging out with Ali Highsmith and Paris Hodges as well.


"We spent some time just talking about stuff like what is was like to redshirt," he said. "They also showed me around town, like some of the places they hang out."



Little got into Baton Rouge Friday night, and had dinner with some coaches and other recruits before spending time with the players.


Saturday, he said, included a breakfast with the coaches, an academic tour of LSU's facilities, and a series of individual meetings with coaches.


"I had three meetings with coaches," he said. "First I met with [offensive line coach] Stacy Searles. He showed me some film, then explained the depth chart and how valuable I would be to the team. He was a good guy.


"I also talked to coach [Tommy] Moffitt, the strength coach. He showed me some of the strength books from last season, and explained what all workouts consist of at LSU.


"Finally," he added, "I met with coach Miles. He was nice. We just talked about our families for a while, and he said that, since he used to be play on the offensive line, he could tell a good linemen when he sees one."


Other than talking to coaches, what else stood out about this visit to LSU?


"They're facilities are state of the art," Little said. "The academic facility really stood out."


The academic facilities also caught the eyes of Little's parents, he said. He said his parents really enjoyed the visit to LSU as well, and liked the school.


Although Little said that none of his top schools stood out above the rest at this time, he plans on making his commitment sometime around Christmas, once he has had a chance to visit all of his schools, but for now, LSU appears to be on the same playing field with his other favorites.



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