T-Bob Hebert, a 6-3, 265 lb.
center out of
The top-flight center will undergo surgery on the shoulder December 20, he said, and expects to be at full strength before beginning his career with the Tigers next season.
Though he will be forced to miss this weekend's visits, Hebert said his family will be attending the Sugar Bowl in January, and is excited about cheering on his future squad.
"I'm all about LSU," he told Tiger Rag. "It was a strong commitment. It's definitely where I'm going to be."
Hebert also said that he has been on several unofficial visits this fall, but LSU is the only school he will take an official visit to, as he has no need to go elsewhere.
So what does Hebert hope to get out of his official visit?
"My main thing is going to be getting to know my teammates better, and stuff like that," he said. "I already know a few guys on the team, and want to get to know some more. I'd also like to get to know the area better."
Though he made his intentions to attend LSU clear a while back, Hebert said he has remained in contact with the Tiger coaching staff regularly, with linebacker coach Bradley Dale Peveto making an in-home visit with Hebert on Sunday.
"I still talk to the coaches every few days," Hebert said. "That's one thing I really love about LSU; the coaching staff. I've talked to coach Peveto a good bit, and have talked to offensive line coach Stacey Searels a lot, too."
Another thing Hebert said he would like to accomplish before signing day is getting one of his childhood friends, defensive tackle standout Cameron Heyward, to sign with the Tigers as well.
T-Bob's working on Heyward
"I haven't really been recruiting him officially," Hebert said with a laugh, "But I have been trying to get him to come over there. His team is playing for the state championship this weekend, so I'm excited about watching that."
Hebert said the two prospects' relationship goes back to when they played little league together, and that they have kept in touch ever since. Their moms also had a joint baby shower, he added.
When asked if he had any inside information about where Heyward might be headed, Hebert said that it has not been disclosed.
I don't know at this point," Hebert said. "He's been real secretive about it. We'll see."