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Tigers Nab Another Set of 2018 Classmates

The class of the teammates continues for LSU.

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First it was the trio from Evangel Christian. Then the trio from Rome followed suit two months later. LSU continued the teammate trend over the weekend with the commitments of rush end Dantrieze Scott and defensive end Dare Rosenthal. Bringing the class to 19 midway through June is a nice luxury this staff is going to have entering the season, allowing them to put more focus on the remaining spots in the class.

Dantrieze Scott

The 6-4, 210-pound Scott is ranked as a tight end by the recruiting services, but after showing off at the OL/DL Camp this weekend, attracting the attention of even current Tigers, he will likely be another rushing OLB, the position that has become the marquee spot under Aranda. He likely won’t see the field too much in his first few years at Baton Rouge, but once he gets the opportunity to learn under the coaches, he has a good shot at being an integral part of the rotation. He definitely has the athleticism, apparent in the video, but he will need to learn some pass-rushing moves.

Dare Rosenthal

Rosenthal has been a name mentioned by LSU recruiting fans for a number of years now. He has been one that was recognized as a talented freshman and has carried that throughout his high school tenure with some changes here and there. Dare was first listed as an offensive tackle and committed to Alabama back in May of 2015. He then decided to transfer to IMG back in January of last year before quickly changing plans and deciding to stay at home. During that time, he de-committed from Alabama in April last year, stating that he wanted to play defense at the next level. That definitely whetted Orgeron’s appetite to reel in Rosenthal, even having him on campus when he made that de-commitment.

A little over a year later, Rosenthal is now a Tiger and can be a solid 3-4 defensive end with his combination of a 6-7, 320-pound frame and good athleticism for that size. While you’re going to hear fans want him to play OT, I don’t think Orgeron and Pete Jenkins are going to let him out of their grasp.

For a camp that wasn’t too heavily hyped up as fans get ready for the Elite Camp next month, it brought far more than fans expected. Thirteen of the 19 commits for 2018 will be on Aranda’s side of the ball, allowing him to continue fill the cupboard for his stifling defense.