The Tigers' headman saw something that he liked in Archbishop Rummel product P.J. Lonergan and he wasted little time in letting him know that.
"I got an offer in the mail on Friday evening from coach Miles," said the 6-4, 290 pound tackle, who is versatile enough to play anywhere on the line.
How did it feel to get his first offer from a school that he has a lot of strong ties to?
"I was surprised," he said. "I really didn't think they would offer me this early and I didn't even know they were sending out offers this early. It felt real good to know that they thought that much of me."
Lonergan's father, Pat, played at LSU in the late 70's and he had a couple of other members of his family that suited up for the Tigers.
"My dad kind of moved around while he was there but he finished up at tight end," P.J. said. "I guess you could say I kind of grew up all LSU."
Lonergan has camped at LSU a few times over the years but the one he attended the summer before his junior year helped elevate his stock along with a recent combine in January.
"I'm physical and pretty smart when I get on the field," P.J. said. "I have real good feet and I'm pretty strong too. I went to the combine at Dutchtown and I had the most bench presses out of all of the offensive linemen at the camp with 26 and we did 185 pounds."
P.J. and his family will be attending LSU's Junior Day on Feb. 24 and the opportunity could probably present itself for him to give Miles a verbal commitment.
Is that something he has thought about doing?
"I just got the offer so I'm really not sure how if I'm going to commit or not," P.J. said. "I definitely want to take some time to think about it but I know LSU has great facilities from when I went there to camp. I know they have a great school and everything but to be quite honest I really haven't thought about when I might make a commitment."
Note: 325-Bench/400-Squat/3.5 GPA/No ACT score yet/ (Jr.) Earned all-district honors from WWL and the Times Picayune. Also picked up All-East Jefferson, all-metro and received Max Preps Honorable Mention All-American honors.