Molton has been busy

With the way the spread offense is catching on throughout college football, one position a team can never have too many players at is wide receiver. LSU certainly seemed to have that belief after signing five receivers in its 2008 class, including Tim Molton from Destrehan.

Molton enjoyed a successful senior season on the football field which culminated in winning a state championship with fellow LSU signee Jordan Jefferson.


“I had 49 catches for 912 yards and 10 touchdowns,” Molton said. “I made the all-district team and I got invited to play in the River Parishes All-Star game but I decided not to play in it.”


According to Molton, he stands now at 6-3 and 190 pounds and he has stayed busy since his senior season on the gridiron ended.


“I’ve been keeping up with Coach Moffit’s workout and I ran track,” he said. “I ran on the 4x100 and 4x200 teams and did the long jump and the triple jump. Last year I finished 2nd in the state in long jump, but I stopped this year before the district meet. It was taking up too much time and I needed to focus on school.”


“I played basketball too,” Molton added. “I was averaging 26 points before I broke my wrist. It’s better now though. I can still feel it a little bit when I’m lifting, but I’ll be ready to go when I get to campus.”


Moving to campus is something Molton is looking forward to, and it’s now just a little over a month away.


“We start summer school on June 8th or something like that,” said the 3 star receiver. “I know I’ll be living with Jordan Jefferson, but I’m not sure who else. I think we might try to get Chase Clement too.”


Molton made the short drive up to Baton Rouge a few weeks ago for the LSU spring game to get one last look at the Tigers from a fans perspective before suiting up next fall.


“The spring game was good,” he said. “They threw it a lot. The receivers all ran different routes and lots of players touched the ball. I was watching how the receivers stuck their foot in the ground and their techniques. Their techniques are beautiful.”


“I really like the way Coach Crowton uses the receivers,” Molton continued. “Everybody plays each position. The outside guys move to the slot and the slot guys move outside. They mix it up a lot. I like that because sometimes you match up better with the inside corner even though you play outside most of the time.”


After paying close attention to the receivers’ techniques at the spring game, the standout receiver realized he’s got some technical work to do himself.


“I need to come in and get bigger and stronger,” Molton said. “I also need to work a lot on all my techniques. I need to get to where the coaches can trust me.”


He will have a full year to work on all those things as he says he will definitely be redshirting.


“I’m definitely going to redshirt next year,” Molton said. “It was my decision. I wanted to get an extra year. I want to go in as a bigger and stronger player and improve on a lot of things.”


Just as he is planning on taking his time with his college career, Molton says LSU should plan to do the same in the 2008 season.


“I think the team just needs to take it one step at a time,” he said. “Don’t try to win the eighth game in the second week of the season. If we do that we should get back to the national championship.”


“We should start off ranked in the bottom of the top 10 in the polls,” Molton added. “I think that’s a good place to start. There’s not going to be as much pressure as if we were higher. This way we can take it one game at a time without having to worry about impressing everybody.”


Note: Molton said he was unsure where he currently stood with his grades and would have to ask his school counselor.


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