Ouachita (La.) tight end Tyler Edwards is very familiar with the tradition LSU carries from the days when his older brother Eric played for the Tigers.
Ouachita (La.) tight end Tyler Edwards is very familiar with the tradition LSU carries from the days when his
older brother Eric played for the Tigers.
As familiar as he is, though, that
did not stop him from attending junior day on Saturday and he is glad that he
"I really am glad I went,"
Tyler told Tiger
Rag. "It was nice and I really loved it. I felt like I was at home down
One reason Tyler felt so comfortable
was because of LSU tight ends coach Josh Henson.
"I sat in coach Henson's office
for about 30 minutes watching film and we really connected," said Tyler. Coach Henson is
really a nice guy. He and coach (Gary) Crowton explained what they were going to
do with the tight ends and I felt like I fit in good with what they are going to
do. They said they are going to throw to them a lot and talked about how last
year one at Oregon caught like 40
Aside from spending time with
got a good chance to see the facilities that LSU had at its disposal and he
could not believe what he saw.
"I can't imagine any school having
anything better," he said. "Their student-athlete (Cox Communications Academic Center) was unbelievable. Then we saw the
film room and it was the same way. Everything that I saw was
Before Tyler left to head back to North
Louisiana he spent a little time with LSU's headman. The scholarship
offer that he received in the mail on Friday was still fresh on his mind and it
was also on Les Miles' mind.
"He (Miles) asked me how I was
doing and I could see that he wanted to ask me how I felt about LSU," said
Tyler, who also claims offers from Alabama,
Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida and Minnesota. "I told him that LSU is my No. 1
school after everything I saw and he told me that I was LSU's No. 1
When asked if he thought that he
would make an early commitment, Tyler said, "I think I am going to see a couple
of other palaces before I make up my mind for good."