Les Miles targets Michael Brewster

LSU has had a solid presence recruiting in the state of Florida during the Les Miles era as the headman has signed five players in his three years on the job.

The Tigers are combing the high schools in Florida once again for 2008 and a prospect Miles is hoping to bring to Baton Rouge is Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater offensive lineman Michael Brewster.


The big 6-6, 305-pounder is as versatile as they come at the high school level and could project at any position on the line according to some scouts who have seen him play over the years and Brewster himself.


"I played left tackle a lot but I played all over the line," said Brewster, who was a second team all-state selection as a junior. "I usually played left tackle but if we were running the ball then I'd move to right guard. I'd like to play guard or center in college but I feel like I'm versatile and athletic enough to play tackle too."

Another impressive accolade came his way this past January when Brewster added Scout.com All-Combine First Team honors after impressing the Scouts at the U.S. Army Junior Combine that was held in San Antonio.

Aside from the scouts in San Antonio, though, there are plenty of coaches out there who are also impressed with Brewster's skills and that is evident from the 20-plus scholarship offers he has already reeled in.


Out of that plethora of offers do any currently stand out?


"Florida, Ohio State, USC, Georgia, LSU and Alabama," said Brewster. "That's a really strong corps right there and the ones I'm really looking at."


From looking at the schools Brewster named one may ask why Miami and Florida State were not mentioned.


"I used to be real interested in Miami when coach (Art) Kehoe was there and Florida State just got back in it," he said. "My brother goes there now and I like the fact that they have Jimbo Fisher (offensive coordinator) and Rick Trickett (o-line coach) over there now."



As for LSU, Brewster said he is unsure of which coach is recruiting him but he hopes to find out soon.


"I just got the offer a few days ago (Monday) and I need to call coach (Les) Miles and talk to him," he said. "I'm going to do that this weekend to see what he has to say."


For Brewster not to know which coach is recruiting him or to know who the offensive line coach is he must hold the Tigers in high regard.


"Definitely," he said. "They are definitely a powerhouse program and produce a ton of talent. They have a ton of tradition and put a lot of players in the NFL. I watched them against Notre Dame in the bowl game and they put it on them pretty good. It seems like they get better and better under coach Miles. I can't wait to go see their campus and check things out."


Brewster said that he was unsure of his summer camp plans but at this point he is thinking of staying close to home for camps and using his official visits on the out-of-state schools.


Stay tuned to TigerRag.com as we track the recruitment of Michael Brewster and the other top targets on LSU's recruiting board.


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