Hagans is talking to Peveto

Louisiana is not as deep with defensive linemen as it has been in the past so Les Miles is looking out-of-state to fill his needs.

One big defensive lineman that Miles has targeted is Duluth (Ga.) product Cordian Hagans and he has LSU on his mind.


As a junior at Northview, the 6-4, 265-pound defensive tackle recorded 56 tackles, seven for loss and three sacks.


So far, Hagans has picked up seven offers but he looks for that number to rise due to the large contingent of coaches in hot pursuit of his skills.


"I have offers from Auburn, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi State, LSU and Boston College," said Hagans. "Everyone is pretty much the same right now. I talk to all the teams equally who have offered me. I'm also interested in Florida, but haven't received an official offer yet."


Recruiting Hagans from LSU is linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto and they have talked a few times over the past month.


"I text messaged him a couple of days ago," said Hagans. "He's a really nice guy and I enjoy talking with him. Last time we talked we mostly talked about the NFL draft and how they had so many go in the first round. It's something that definitely impresses me. I think it shows that they develop their players well, and get them ready for the next level."


Hagans has never been to the LSU campus or Tiger Stadium, but said he is hoping to make it this summer to either a camp or on an unofficial visit. So far, he has only visited South Carolina, which he attended on junior day.


"I don't really know much about LSU to know what I like and don't like," said Hagans. "From what I've seen on TV, they are a real strong program. Looking at their style of play I feel like I could fit into a system like that. I think that basically my strength and quickness are my biggest assets. Between those two things, and my explosiveness, I think that is what coaches are looking at the most with me."


Hagans said he doesn't have a problem leaving Georgia and that he knows what he's looking for in a school.


"I want it to have strong academics and a good facility to help students get along through their education as well as their football career," said Hagans. "I will need to get along with the coaching staff and I basically am looking for a place that feels like home to me."


Note** Hagans said he has all B's and a C at this point, but did not know his cumulative GPA. He took the SAT last Saturday and is awaiting his scores.


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