Elliot Porter had an idea of what to expect on his official visit to LSU over the weekend. He knew there would be a lot of food and a lot of fun but he didn’t expect quite as much.
“Man, I got there at 285 (pounds) and I’m leaving at 297,” Porter said with a big laugh. “They fed me the whole time. We had ribs and all kind of stuff then I threw down at the all you can eat meat place, Texas De Brazil.”
Since committing to the Tigers in July, Porter has been a frequent visitor to his next home whether it was for games or just simply going to visit with the coaches. He has gotten to know LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa quite well since landing an offer from LSU after his camp performance in June, and they built on that over the weekend.
“We talked about things I need to do to get ready for when I report in June and about making the transition from defensive tackle,” said the 6-foot-4 Porter. “They knew that they didn’t need to recruit me so there was no recruiting involved. I’m 180 percent solid to LSU.”
Porter, whose player-host was his good friend Chris Faulk, said he enjoyed seeing the athletic facilities, yet again, but the academic side is what he will take back to his home in Marrero, La.
“I enjoyed hanging with the players and seeing everything but learning more about my potential major is what I really enjoyed,” said Porter. I’m probably going to end up going into sports medicine or sports management and I got a lot of good info about the two where I can go home and figure out what I want to do.”
Though Porter still has 10 days before he officially becomes an LSU Tiger he said he already feels like part of the family. So much that he did his fair share of expanding that family during his recent stay.
“I did my share of recruiting,” Porter stated. “We need Trovon (Reed), James (Wright) and (Jarrett) Fobbs to get to the level we need to get to on offense. It went good with all three and I think we’re going to take care of business.”