Prevot returns home happy

Could LSU land one of the nation's top lineman?

Torrodney Prevot said he was blown away by his LSU trip this weekend.

LSU already had a bit of a head start on the recruitment of Torrodney Prevot as the first team to offer the Houston defensive end a verbal scholarship (he's now reeled in more than 15 offers).

Last weekend the staff got their first opportunity to host the four-star prospect on campus.

"It was pretty good to finally get into town and be around the players and coaches," Prevot said. "I really liked it. I got to sit down and meet with the coaches and everything."

Prevot arrived on Saturday and fit in both a scrimmage and one-on-one time with multiple members of the LSU staff – who all attempted to sell Prevot on the idea of early playing time.

"The coaches all said I would be competing to start if I signed," Prevot said. "Coach (John) Chavis and Coach (Brick) Haley told me that I wouldn't redshirt unless I brought a red shirt with me from the house.

"They all want me to play now."

At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Prevot – the nation's No. 7-ranked defensive end – is being recruited as a pass rusher in the mold of Barkevious Mingo, a player who Prevot kept a close watch on during Saturday's scrimmage at Tiger Stadium.

"I really liked watching the scrimmage because I got a feel for everything," Prevot said. "Seeing Mingo showed me what people were saying about how LSU uses defensive ends and how I could fit in.

"That was probably my favorite part of the trip."

The campus, from the oak trees to the academic centers, also caught Prevot by surprise, a plus for an LSU staff that was looking to score big on Prevot's first visit.

"The campus and facilities were beautiful," he said. "I didn't think it would be that good.

"LSU definitely moved up even more after this weekend. I am not ready to say any names, but they are one of my three favorites teams. I'm very serious about LSU."

How serious are the LSU coaches about Prevot?

"They keep up with me as much as anyone," Prevot said. "I talk with the coaches once a week. Coach (Thomas) McGaughey is my main recruiter, but I also talk to Coach Miles and Coach Haley.

"All of them have done a good job of talking with me and staying in contact."

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