One of the most agile defensive
linemen in the Baton Rouge area, Parkview Baptist defensive
end Mason Hitt (6-1, 255) received attention from several coaches this spring,
including LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher.
Hitt has not received any
scholarship offers as of yet, but says that he has received interest from LSU,
Nebraska, Memphis, Ole Miss and Auburn, among others.
“It’s hard to say what my top
schools are right now,” Hitt said. “I know what I plan on studying in college,
and I know I want to go somewhere where I can do that. The schools that probably
stand out the most are LSU, Alabama, Memphis and Auburn.”
Hitt also said that he has made
visits to Memphis during spring training, as well
as visiting junior days at Auburn and LSU, and said there were things that
stood out at each school.
“Memphis has a great team, and I think they are
on the rise,” he said. “They seem like that can be competitive with some of the
SEC teams. Then Auburn is just a real strong program who is
always competing for the [SEC] West.”
As for the hometown
“It’s hard not to be impressed with
LSU,” he said. “No one has the facilities like them. I was real impressed with
their academic athletic center.”
Hitt is very familiar with LSU
since his older brother, Lyle, plays for the Tigers. Mason remembers Fisher when
he recruited his brother and he’s had the opportunity to talk to Fisher a few
“I really like him a lot,” Hitt
commented. “I think he’s a great coach. It would be hard for me to say no to
The thing that makes Hitt a
potential SEC defensive lineman is his mobility. He currently holds a 40 time of
4.7, and is quick coming off the ball. Although he currently plays end for the
Eagles, it is likely that he will be moved to tackle at the next
When asked what he felt like he
best had to offer a college program, Hitt said that he has the ability to work
hard and not settle for being second best, and that he can be counted on to stay
out of trouble and not let his team down.
This summer, he plans on working on
his form and technique in addition to lifting weights, and will especially focus
on taking on double teams, as it is likely he will be double teamed a good bit
in the fall.
He also is making plans to attend a
handful of mini-camps over the summer, including the upcoming LSU day camp, as
well as potential camps at Alabama, Auburn and the Louisiana Tech camp in Baton Rouge.
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