Tiger Rag Recruiting Feature--Mason Hitt

Mason Hitt

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.

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 Tigers?

 

"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 times lately.

 

"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 LSU."

 

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 level.

 

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.

 

Note: Below is a link to Hitt's highlight film. If you are not a member of TigerRag.com, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial that will give you access to the highlight reel and all of the other content that is produced by the Scout.com Network.     

 

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