Mingo Takes In LSU Practice

Scout.com's 8th ranked strong side linebacker Barkevious Mingo (6'4, 205, 4.65) took in one of LSU's practices this past week and informed TigerRag.com of his observations.

Barkevious Mingo

"It was very intense," Mingo said of LSU's practice. "It was faster and more upbeat than any of my team's practices, that's for sure."

Many believed Mingo's appearance at LSU's practice was a sign of Mingo pulling the trigger on a LSU verbal.

However, the standout backer kept his gun in its holster.

"I spoke to all of the coaches while I was there," Mingo admitted. "I didn't feel as much pressure from them this time. They laid off of me, but I could tell they wanted me to commit. I think I am going to wait it out a little while longer."

The West Monroe High School product's patience may have earned him an offer to add to his previous five as a Big 12 school threw is name into the hat.

"A&M just offered me this week, so now I have five offers including LSU, Alabama, Louisiana Tech and UL-Monroe," Mingo informed. "I don't know when I will be making my decision. I think I will just wait and see what happens."

Although Mingo is unsure of an announcement date he did admit to be favoring two of his five offers.

"I am really into LSU, but I do not know where I am going." Mingo said. "I like LSU as well as Alabama because they run the same style of defense as my team's. In their defensive scheme they allow the linebacker to play close to the line of scrimmage and that's something I like. I have rarely ever played at normal linebacker depth.

"Other than that I am looking to go to a program that offers a good academic program and a chance at winning some national championships. I think LSU and Alabama provide each of those."

Note: As a junior, Mingo recorded 55 tackles, six TFL & six sacks during the regular season earning him LSWA Class 5A All-State honors.

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