The coming month’s camp – the second of the summer for LSU – will be a crucial time for the Tiger coaches to buckle down on 2010 evaluations.
Luke Charpentier will be on hand, and the rising senior is more focused than ever on landing the offer that has remained on his mind from the start.
“I am really excited about the trip,” he said. “If I can show the coaches how far I have come, I think that they will be pleased. I had a real good spring, and I am now having a strong summer on my workout program.
“When I showcase myself and they see where I am at, I think that they will like things.”
With mail still flowing in for the three-star tackle, the interest from the Tigers’ side is evident.
“It seems like LSU sends me something daily,” Charpentier said. “Whether it is [offensive line] coach [Greg] Studrawa, [running backs] coach [Larry] Porter or [recruiting coordinator] coach [Don] Yanowsky, it seems like I have mail coming in from someone on the staff. I like that feeling.”
After conversing with the Tiger staff and compiling his own notes following his camp performance at Alabama in June, the mission for Baton Rouge is written in stone.
“It is going to be all about showing my quick feet and keeping up my relentless attitude,” Charpentier said. “When you work hard and finish harder, coaches take notice. Those are the kinds of guys who will be working hard all game, and that is the type of player I am.”
Though he has no leader at this point, an offer from the Bayou Bengals could change that.
“It would be real hard for me to pass up a chance to play for coach Miles,” Charpentier said. “I know that not a lot of guys from Curtis have ended up at LSU lately … but I love LSU. For me to have that chance, I would really be honored.”