A Shakeup at the Top

Lynden Trail

Lynden Trail has named Florida his early leader, but that does not mean that all is said and done for the Miami-native. With the Tigers turning up the heat, the Booker T. Washington standout talks about where LSU stands.

Four-star defensive end Lynden Trail, one of Miami’s top prospects for 2010, has picked up offers from nearly all of the top football programs in the country.

“Florida, Florida State and Miami have all offered in-state, and Alabama, Georgia, USC and some other schools have offered from out of state,” Trail said. “It feels good to have that many options, but there is still one school that I am looking at that has not offered.”

That school, Trail said, has put the pressure on as of late – which has grabbed his attention in a big way.

LSU has been sending me lots of stuff through the mail, more so now than they were a couple of months ago,” he said. “A couple of coaches came out and watched me during the spring evaluation period, and they liked what I brought to the field.”

But will the Tiger staff offer the 6-foot-7, 210-pound prospect, who was named First Team All Dade County on the defensive side with 77 tackles and 14 sacks last fall?

“From the way things have been going lately, I could see an offer coming soon,” Trail said. “If that happens, I think my recruitment would definitely start shaking up. I like Florida then USC and Florida State, but that would change.”

As soon as the offer came, Trail said, an official visit would follow.

“I want to get over to campus and see what the program is all about, because right now I am basing everything on their style of play,” he said. “I love the aggressive defense that LSU has, and they are always one of the top units in the country. I want to be a part of that kind of success.”

Though he admits that Florida is still the team to beat for his services, the USC offer coupled with the prospect of an LSU offer has the rising senior looking beyond the Sunshine State.

“I don’t mind leaving the state to play ball, and with schools like LSU and USC out there, I know I would,” Trail said. “The feeling I got when USC offered was unexplainable, and I think I would have that same feeling if LSU came calling. That tells me that I need to look hard at those schools.”

Trail, who is ranked as the No. 27 defensive end in the nation, earned FSWA Second Team All State honors during his junior campaign.

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