Brian Kelly Thursday, when Monroe (Los Angeles) Neville Top 247 offensive lineman Zarance Hurd announced his commitment to the Tigers, As the first-year staff continues to address what may be their biggest needs this 2023 cycle on the offensive line.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Hurd opted for in-state programs in Florida, Nebraska, Florida and Houston and became Kelly and company’s No. 22 commitment. With the addition of Heard, LSU maintains the 7th recruiting rank in the nation. Brad Davis and Joe Sloan are spearheading this.
Hurd is one of the few ready-made players on the offensive line for the Class of 2023 and has the potential to play in Baton Rouge immediately. He’s athletic, imposing, can bend, has great footwork, and already understands the nuances of the position.
“Seek ideal size and athleticism at the offensive tackle position,” 247Sports national analyst Cooper Petania wrote in his review. “As a junior, Hurd transitioned from defensive end to right. Tackle position that showcases the size, athleticism and playmaking to develop into an elite college prospect at the next level. With a wingspan of over 7 feet and arms of nearly 37 inches, this Neville standout combines height and The combination of natural athleticism makes him one of the most intriguing players in this year’s cycle.”
LSU adds Heard to already included offensive line transport Terry Adams and Paul MubengaThey would love to end the class with the Top247 blue-chipper DJ Chester. LSU has a talented but inexperienced offensive line that can be tied with the current starters . Will Campbell and Garrett Dellinger And become the foundation of future championship-level teams. You can certainly see LSU pushing the line of the game hard.Pair recruited hogmollies with in-state elite athletes such as five-star wide receivers Sheldon Sampson Jr. then run back Caleb Jackson You can be very strong on offense.
LSU has some opportunities to continue going strong along the way.We’ve talked about Chester being a key target and the Tigers being a target for the five-star athlete Nichols Harbor and touted defensive backs Javi Antoviano and brave rogers with another interesting linebacker fringe player tausiri akanaAll four will make official visits this fall, and LSU is at or near the top of everyone’s list.
Regarding Seaport, I think LSU is the best choice for Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll, who also ranks well in places like South Carolina and Michigan.
For Rodgers, who recently retired from Texas A&M, LSU has been a factor for months and a big reason why the La Grange (Texas) High standout has reopened the process.
It’s been heard that Toviano may play in LSU’s upcoming home game against the South, but that may need to be rescheduled. Either way, he’ll be back on the Barton route, and there’s no question that LSU is a school he’s fascinated with as they fight Texas and Texas A&M and several others.
In addition to LSU, Akana’s upcoming official visits include Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
If Kelly and his crew can close out Chester, Hubble, Toviano, Rodgers and Arcana, it’s definitely a top five for the Bayou Bengals. There’s also a hellish base to start remaking the program into as a national power.