Clement enjoyed LSU visit

Thibodeaux (La.) E.D. White defensive end Chase Clement was in Baton Rouge this weekend for LSU's annual spring game, and says he was impressed by what he saw.

"The game was really good," he said. "I was really impressed with Ryan Perrilloux, and I always love watching Trindon Holliday run."

 

Clement was a late arrival for the weekend, he said, as he got to LSU right at game time and could not partake in any of the pre-game activities.

 

"Because of the other stuff I had to do, we didn't get there until right at kick off," he said, "But it was still fun. I got to stand on the field with the other recruits and watch the game, which was cool."

 

The standout also missed out on the post-game picnic for the recruits because he had to head back home, but was still able to talk briefly to Tiger head coach Les Miles.

 

"Coach Miles texted me after the game to make sure I got there alright," he said. "I was supposed to talk to him some there but I couldn't because I got there late. He's awesome, I like him a lot."

 

Although he did not speak to Miles personally this weekend, Clement did have the opportunity to sit down with the head coach during his trip for Junior Day, and said he has nothing but good things to say about him.

 

In addition to Miles, Clement has also kept up with defensive back coach Doug Mallory and tight end coach Josh Henson, both of whom he talks with on the phone regularly.

 

"I got a text message from the coaches on Monday," he said. "When they text me, I usually try to give them a call back and talk to them on the phone. They just like to check on how I'm doing and make sure I'm still pushing myself in the weight room."

 

During the off-season, Clement has been a key contributor to his school track team, where he has excelled in the field in both the shot put and discus.

 

"I've been doing real well in the discus," he said. "I'm really hoping to make it to state in both of those events. We have a big meet in New Orleans coming up this weekend."

 

Aside from track, the 6-5, 240 lb. prospect said he ‘can't wait' for the start of spring practices, and that his trip weekend only made him more eager.

 

This season, Clement will be making the move defensively from linebacker to defensive end, while continuing to contribute offensively at tight end, wide receiver, and running back.

 

"I'm excited about making the switch to defensive end, because that's probably where I'm going to be playing in college," he said. "If varies from school to school which side of the ball they want me to play on, but at LSU its defense."

 

Other than the Tigers, Clement has received offers from Ole Miss, Florida, Alabama, Tulane, Nebraska, Maryland and Louisiana Tech, and says that it is still too early in the game for him to declare any favorites.

 

"I'm still interested in every school that has given me an offer," he said. "LSU is definitely up there, but I don't have any leaders just yet."

 

Check back with TigerRag.com for more on Clement as he gears up for spring football and the state track meet this spring.


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