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LSU has already reached into Texas for commitments three times in the 2009 class, and they are looking to add more. One of the biggest prospects, literally, the Tigers are after from the Lonestar State is offensive tackle Josh Aladenoye from North Mesquite High School.

Aladenoye has the size college coaches dream of in an offensive tackle at 6’6 and 333 pounds.


Many coaches stopped by North Mesquite during spring practice to show the big man just how interested they were in him.


“There were a lot of coaches that were at practices to see me this spring,” Aladenoye said. “Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, LSU, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, Virginia Kansas, Kansas St, SMU, and Texas all stopped by. There were others too but I can’t remember them all.”


With so many schools showing interest in him, it’s no surprise that Aladenoye is having some trouble focusing on just a few schools.


“My favorite growing up was Oklahoma, but right now I’m really open to everybody,” said the massive lineman. “If I had to make a list, my top schools would be Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas, and Colorado, but I’m not eliminating anyone yet. I have eight offers right now, including all those schools except LSU and Oklahoma. And I think I’ll be getting one from each of those schools soon. I’m thinking about making my decision by mid-July.”


Before making his decision later next month Aladenoye plans to make visits to see at least a few of the schools he is considering.


“I’m actually going to a camp at Oklahoma this Saturday,” he stated. “I’m going to LSU’s camp in July. I’m also going to make visits to Texas Tech, Kansas, and Colorado.”


Despite not having an offer yet from the Tigers, Aladenoye seems to have heavy interest in LSU.


“LSU is a great program,” he said. “They’re the national title holders. They have a winning tradition and great academics. They have a great tradition that they follow every year.”


“Coach McCarthy is the coach recruiting me,” he continued. “I just talked to him last week. We have this thing worked out where I call him every Wednesday. When we talk he tells me they are excited about me and want me to come to camp. They just got my tape, and they were very happy with it. I really think an offer will be coming from them soon.”


While he may be planning on committing to a school in July, Aladenoye says he will still be making visits to many schools in the fall for games.


“I’m definitely going to be taking some visits in the fall,” he said. “I want to take unofficials to see games at Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Colorado, and maybe LSU. I haven’t really started setting up my official visits yet, but when I do LSU will almost definitely be getting one.”

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