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LSU 2015 Football Recruiting 2015 Preview: Offensive Line

Cdub finishes up on the offensive side of the ball with the hog mollies of 2015.

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When it comes to smashmouth football, like Miles enjoys, and watching a team just get physically defeated, it all starts up front.  With a new offensive line coach in Busta Grimes, he has taken a full-force approach since stepping on campus and has his eyes set on making a national impact.  Who may be a part of the Grimes Scene Unit?  Come take a look:



Maea Teuhema (6'4.5", 346 lbs., Keller, Texas) HUDL: Grimes didn't really even have to work hard to get his first commit of his tenure.  Brother of Sione, a visit on the final weekend of the 2014 class, the two made the switch.  Teuhema is a mammoth but has surprisingly quick feet for his size.


Chuma Edoga (6'4", 280 lbs., Powder Springs, Georgia) HUDL: One of the more recent offers, Grimes is looking to make an impact across the country and he would be a solid start.  Recently listed Tennessee (HAHA) as his leader, so I imagine that could change over time.

Drew Richmond (6'5", 315 lbs., Memphis, Tennessee) HUDL: One of the most coveted tackles in the nation, Richmond is talented in all aspects of the position.  Open right now in his recruitment.

George Brown Jr. (6'6", 253 lbs., Cincinnati, Ohio) HUDL: Ignore his ratings, Brown has a who's who of college offers already despite being a 3-star tackle.  Grimes loves him and told him he will be in Baton Rouge.  We'll see.

Jashaun Seider (6'4", 253 lbs., Belle Glade, Florida) HUDL: If George listed above this and Jashaun are any indication, Grimes loves taking athletic guys and putting good weight on them in college. Seider doesn't boast many offers but that could change.

Matthew Burrell (6'5.5", 290 lbs., Woodbridge, Virginia) HUDL: The first offer to come from Grimes as an LSU coach; Burrell was recruited by Grimes during his time at Virginia Tech.  He will now try to bring him to Baton Rouge.

Recruits of Interest

Adrian Magee (6'5", 315 lbs., Franklinton, Louisiana) HUDL: A top-15 player in the state of Louisiana, Magee could be one that may receive an offer shortly and could compete with Garrett Thomas for a spot

Garrett Thomas (6'6.5", 303 lbs., Many, Louisiana) Highlights:One of the top 10 players in the state of Louisiana, Thomas, like Magee, could get his offer shortly at Boys from the Boot or later at their Junior Days.

Jerry Tillery (6'5.", 315 lbs., Shreveport, Louisiana) HUDL: Normally when you are raised a Notre Dame fan, that is a very tough thing to shake.  That will be what Miles, Grimes and the staff will be facing with Tillery, who committed to the Fighting Irish back in June of last year.  Not saying it's impossible, but it will definitely be a steep uphill climb.

Martez Ivey (6'6", 280 lbs., Apopka, Florida) HUDL:Will likely be one of the next o-line offers to come from LSU, Ivey is the definition of a prototypical tackle.  He lists Florida as his leader for now, but another poor season and a fired Muschamp could get him to look around.

Oshea Dugas (6'5", 305 lbs., Lafayette, Louisiana) HUDL: A relative unknown for now (has no 247, Rivals or ESPN profile), Dugas attended Boys from the Boot and has attracted the attention of both Grimes and defensive coordinator John Chavis.



Javon Patterson (6'4", 290 lbs., Petal, Mississippi): One of the more highly sought-after guards in the country, LSU has had success in this part of the state, but with the emergence of Ole Miss recently it will be a much harder task to pull him away.

Josh Wariboko (6'3.5", 280 lbs., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) HUDL: LSU offered Wariboko despite his commitment to Oklahoma and will hope their recent success in the state with Deondre Clark will carry over to 2015.

Richie Petitbon (6'4", 301 lbs., Washington, D.C.) HUDL: Offered in the summer of 2013, Grimes will look to use his recent time along the east coast to help bring him to Baton Rouge.

Tyler Higby (6'4", 275 lbs., Houston, Texas) HUDL: Received his offer from LSU last July and has kept them near the top, but with the departure of his two main recruiters (Studrawa and McGaughney), the staff will have to re-open communication with him.

Recruits of Interest

Grant Burguillos (6'4", 280 lbs., Mandeville, Louisiana) HUDL: His dad is a constant poster over on 247, and Grant recently received a lot of praise at the recent Core 6 Showcase.  Has real quick feet and will be a camp warrior.  Could also move inside and play center depending on where Grimes likes him.

Jalin Barnett (6'4", 315 lbs., Lawton, Oklahoma) HUDL: LSU has shown interest but has not offered yet, although it looks as if he is a heavy Sooner lead currently.

Patrick Vahe (6'3", 285 lbs., Euless, Texas) HUDL: Currently a Texas commitment, Vahe should be an LSU Tiger if offered.  He is a cousin to the Teuhema brothers and is very close to them.



Luke Hiers (6'3", 295 lbs., Lake Wales, Florida) HUDL: Offered by LSU earlier this month, the top-5 center recruit will be a big target from Busta Grimes, and with a leader of Kentucky, should be easy to take from the state of Florida.

Tristen Hoge (6'5", 287 lbs., Pocatello, Idaho) HUDL: The top rated center in the country, Hoge was offered by LSU back in July but it wasn't enough as he committed to Notre Dame.  The staff will try to recruit him, but Notre Dame commits are tough to pull.

Long Snapper


Blake Ferguson (6'1", 235 lbs., Buford, Georgia) Camp Highlights: The long snapper is the one position where if you don't know their name, that's a good thing because it means they are making good snaps.  That doesn't decrease their importance as the Tigers get another from the Ferguson family.  Blake will follow in his brother Reid's footsteps, and some have said Blake may be the better snapper of the two.  What other school has a long snapper bloodline going?  That's what I thought.

With that, the offense is fully covered.  Again, this is only just a preliminary list of guys being recruited.  As Busta Grimes looks at more recruit video and attacks the recruits he is interested in, more names will likely pop up.  Some may ask who was the biggest late addition to the 2014 class?  Sione Teuhema may take that recognition with bringing his brother Maea and possibly his cousin Patrick, two top-tier offensive linemen, along with him.  This group has the potential to be very talented and the Grimes Scene Unit could get a lot more vicious.