Lonergan commits

Les Miles has done a super job of replenishing LSU's offensive line depth with his first three recruiting classes but his fourth one could be the one that people talk most about.

LSU picked up a commitment from Clay Spencer on Saturday and now you can add Archbishop Rummel product P.J. Lonergan (6-3, 270) to the 2008 class.

 

"Yea, I committed about an hour ago," Lonergan told Tiger Rag. "I liked everything about LSU. Coach Miles was great and so were all of the other assistants."

 

Just like Spencer was an LSU legacy, Lonergan also has strong ties to the program as his father played for the Tigers back in the 70's.

 

"I always dreamed of playing for LSU because growing up I was always an LSU fan", P.J. said. "My dad played there and it was always something I wanted to do."

 

Spencer plays guard for Parkview Baptist but has the body type to move over and play tackle.

 

Lonergan, on the other hand, plays left tackle for the Raiders but a move inside may be in his future because of what he does best.

 

"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."

 

Lonergan can pave the way

 

Growing up in New Orleans, Lonergan has been to LSU many times over the years but his time spent on campus on Saturday gave him a more in-depth look than he had ever had before.

 

"I really liked the facilities and how nice everything and everyone was," Lonergan said. "I got to see everything I needed to see this weekend to know where I wanted to go."

 

The Tigers were the only school to offer Lonergan thus far but he was hearing from Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State and others.

 

How does it feel to know that he will not have to deal with the stress and pressure that the recruiting process brings?

 

"It feels good," he said. "Now, I can relax and focus on school and the season."


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