Spencer is No. 1 for 2008

LSU picked up its first commitment for 2008 and it came from someone who resides in the Tigers' own backyard.

Baton Rouge-Parkview Baptist offensive lineman Clay Spencer (6-6, 285) went to LSU's junior day without a scholarship offer in hand but it didn't take long for him to get one.


"I went into coach Miles' office about 12 o'clock and he asked me if I wanted to be the first commitment for 2008 and I said yes sir," Spencer told Tiger Rag. "It was a dream come true for me."


Spencer has family ties to LSU that go back more than 80 years so when the question was posed to him there really wasn't much he had to think about.


"Last night I was thinking about whether or not I would get an offer and if they did then it was a no-brainer," Spencer said. "I'm a fifth generation LSU Tiger and it goes all the way back to my great grandfather who was a captain of the 1992 team. LSU holds a very special place in my heart and I'm glad that I will be able to continue the tradition."



Spencer plays guard for Parkview Baptist and it is unclear if he will stay there or move to another spot along the line.


According to his high school coach he can play just about anywhere in the trenches.


"He has great intensity, good feet and stays with his blocks well," said Parkview Baptist head coach Kenny Guillot. "He has real good quickness and his agility has gotten better and better over time. I think he could play wherever they put him."


By the Numbers: 285-Bench/450-Squat/270-Clean/3.7 GPA/22 ACT



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