LSU offers Matt Branch

LSU hosted well over 100 prospects for junior day on Saturday and one of Louisiana's best was on campus for the festivities in Sterlington tight end Matt Branch (6-7, 240, 4.8).

Branch headed down to Baton Rouge holding scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas.

However, when he left the Capital City that number rose from three to four.

"It went pretty good," Branch said of his time on campus. "As you may already know, LSU gave me an offer so I guess it went real good."

While on campus, Branch got to see everything LSU had to offer and he also got to spend a little time with the Tigers' headman.

"I liked everything LSU had," he said. "Everything was brand new and I can't imagine anyone having anything better than what they had facility-wise. I also got to speak to Les Miles for a little while and I really enjoyed that. He's really a good man."

With Branch's frame and as dominant of a run blocker as he is there are some who feel that he may grow into an offensive tackle.

What did Miles have to say about that and how does Branch feel?

"They said tight end as long as I didn't get too big and grow too much," he said. "I really don't know at this point how much I'm going to grow but I think I could easily grow into an offensive tackle. It really doesn't matter to me at this point because I just want to play the game and be on the field."

Some coaches will try and pressure kids to make a decision early in the recruiting process but Branch said that there was no pressure put on by the LSU coaches.

"They told me to do what I feel comfortable doing and I think I'm going to take my time with it and not rush into anything," explained Branch. "I don't want to rush in and do something and then change my mind later because that wouldn't be fair to the school I committed to."

Branch chose to hold off on making a decision about his future but the unofficial visit to LSU has the Tigers sitting in the driver's seat.

"It did push them up to the top," he said. "All of my family is big on LSU and we all live in Louisiana except for my uncle who is a big Nebraska fan. It's close to home and it's not going to get much better than that. It can't. There's no way."


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