Will Graves is one of those big, athletic tight ends that could grow into an offensive lineman. If the Leesville (La.) product had any doubts about that then they were erased after he performed at the Les Miles Camp.
“Coach McCarthy told me that the coaches felt like I did real well and they may offer me for offensive line or tight end, depending on how much I grow,” said Graves, who was recently measured at 6-foot-6 ½, and weighed 235 pounds. “They just want to keep watching me and told me to keep working hard.”
When Graves finished with camp, he had the opportunity to tour campus and to get another look at the facilities. This was his second opportunity to do both and he was just as impressed as the first time.
“Everything was real nice,” he said. “It was all within walking distance and being that it was my second time to see it, it was top-notch. The academic center is really great for the athletes and the weight room was real spacious. It was all top of the line.”
Graves said that he is unsure as to which position he will play for Wampus Cats’ first-year head coach David Feaster. He is receiving interest from Louisiana Tech, UL-Monroe, and several other schools, in addition to LSU.
All of those same schools have taken the same approach with Graves as to where he projects in college, and right now he just wants the opportunity to play at the next level.
“I don’t know and I’m just really going with the flow,” he said. “Whatever I can succeed at the most is what I want to do. I think right now I’d be a better tight end, but if I end up on the O-line then I’ll be just as happy.”