The 2011 offensive line class for LSU already holds a pair of names: Redemptorist High tackle La’el Collins and Capitol Senior High guard Corey White, both Baton Rouge natives.
A name that the staff hopes to add to the list is North Shore High’s Sedrick Flowers, who caught the eye of a number of Tiger coaches during last July’s summer camp, a performance that eventually led to a scholarship offer.
With the 2010 signing class nearing their signing date, the pressure is already being applied to the heavy-hitters for next year’s class.
At 6-foot-3, 275-pounds, Flowers earned early four-star honors, which puts his name in the running as one of the country’s top offensive line prospects.
“Lots of schools are on me, and I already have offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and Houston,” Flowers said. “Alabama was the latest offer, and that came straight from coach Nick Saban. He must have seen some video, because he let me know they could use me.
“I think that Texas will probably offer as well, because their staff and LSU have stayed on me the hardest,” Flowers said.
“I don’t have any leaders because I know that I need to wait until at least after next summer to decide, but I am definitely liking what I hear from both places.”
For LSU, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa worked the junior out at last summer’s camp. After getting to know head coach Les Miles, the Tigers moved recruiting coordinator Larry Porter onto the Texas prospect.
With Porter now gone from the staff, LSU has sent a new coach to Galena Park.
“[Defensive line] Coach [Brick] Haley is recruiting me now, and we spoke recently and picked up right where we left off before,” Flowers said. “The good thing about LSU is that I have gotten to know a bunch of different members of the staff, and I love them all.”
Flowers, who hopes to make junior day trips to a number of campuses over the next two months, said that Haley stressed that the Tigers would remain in hot pursuit from here on out.
“It is going to make my decision a tough one, I know that,” he said. “I am just going to get on some visits, take in some camps and then see where I stand.”