LSU a family tradition for Lonergan

P.J. Lonergan is one of the top offensive linemen in Louisiana and has a family legacy of attending LSU, his father was a Tiger for LSU some years ago.

The Rummel lineman stands 6-5, 285 pounds and benches 300 pounds and squats 400 pounds. He has earned all-Districts honors from WWL and the Times Picayune as well as All-East Jefferson, all-metro and received Max Preps honorable mention as an All-American.


So far the junior has received letters from LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Kansas State and Southern Miss to name a few, but no offers thus far.


Lonergan said he was excited to receive a letter from LSU earlier in the season inviting him to watch the LSU Alabama game.


"It was pretty sweet," said Lonergan. "I had been to Tiger Stadium before; my dad (Pat) used to play for them actually, but it felt good to get invited to the game. It was and insanely big stadium. The fans were going crazy. I know a lot of Tiger fans; I mean, I am one."


Lonergan said that he has obviously been a fan of LSU throughout his childhood and that he likes the coaches in place at LSU.


"I really like coach Les Miles," said Lonergan. "I think he's done such a good job of winning and maintaining the great tradition."


Lonergan said it is too early in the game at this point to have a favorite, or even a team he liked but did have good things to say about his father's alma mater.


"They are a real good team and it would be a great place to go to school," he said. "I definitely think highly of them and like them."


Academics will likely play a factor in Lonergan's decision as he said he had a 3.5 GPA last term and has a core GPA of 3.3. He said he has an interest in dental school and has not yet taken the ACT.


Note: P.J. Lonergan said he plans on attending camps this summer but does not know which ones will be at the top of his list.


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