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Boom! Tigers Add Four-Star Offensive Tackle Anthony Bradford

LSU snags a commitment from a big-bodied tackle from Michigan.

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LSU adds a badly needed tackle prospect to the 2019 class from an unusual recruiting ground, with four-star prospect Anthony Bradford announcing his commitment today.

Bradford is a 6-5, 320-pound tackle out of Muskegon, Michigan — the No. 28 tackle prospect in the 2019 class, but the 276th-rated player overall, with reported offers from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The 247 Sports Crystal Ball was projecting him to Kentucky, but it looks like first-year offensive line coach James Cregg swooped in and snagged the beefy prospect.

Bradford marks the fourth overall offensive line prospect committed to LSU for 2019, but the first tackle, a need area that Ed Orgeron’s staff is hoping to address moving forward (and still hopes to add five-star Kenyon Green to the mix as well). Bradford marks the 10th overall commitment to the class.

Some quick thoughts: well-built kid with some long arms. Knows how to use them too — gets his hands inside, locks on and controls his man really well. Most of his clips are just of him bullying people in the running game, but even in his pass sets, he locks on a guy and just takes him down. The words “mean sumbitch” come to mind. Will need to learn to bend his knees a little more instead of his waist, but he looks the part of a drive-blocking right tackle.