tmc94 Texas A&M Fan Member since Sep 2012 6398 posts
re: Patrick Lewis..possibly all american center for texas am (Posted on 11/12/12 at 10:09 am to whodidthat)
quote: A&M alone has 3-4 starters from Louisiana
I actually thought it was more than this but I think it's 4
OC - Lewis DE - Obioha MLB - Stewart CB - Everett
And lots of people missed on Obioha. Looks the part and it wasn't like he played in the middle of nowhere so I'm not sure how that happened. Rivals had him as a lowish 3 star and we only had 1 recruit in the last class ranked lower. I also think it's a case of the big recruiting sites underrating LA players
btw, no chance no how Pat Lewis is a 1st round pick. Love the guy for his grit and smarts but he'll go late for the same reasons LSU passed (height)
coldhotwings Temple Fan Mississippi Member since Jan 2008 6416 posts
re: Patrick Lewis..possibly all american center for texas am (Posted on 11/12/12 at 10:55 am to tmc94)
I didn't realize he's from LA. LSU has one junior CB in Tharold Simon and the rest are all freshmen. Talent cannot fully replace experience. Both the Jalen's have potential to be all-SEC CB's and get picked early in the NFL draft when their time comes but they still make freshmen mistakes because they are freshmen. I'm not even going to begin talking about the depth at OT behind Alexander(true frosh) and Dworacyk(offensive guard).
LSU GrandDad LSU Fan houston, texas Member since Jun 2009 11361 posts
re: Patrick Lewis..possibly all american center for texas am (Posted on 11/12/12 at 11:42 am to boxcar willie)
quote: We should be taking at least 4-5 olinemen in every recruiting class. You never know how they are going to pan out. It doesn't make since to ever just take 3 in a recruiting class.
this; at least 4. this position is really 5 positions and there is a ton of attrition and a ton of injuries at these positions. plus, skills necessary to be great take awhile to teach and learn and the athlete often has to bulk up a lot.