Two Team Race?

Sedrick Flowers

The LSU recruiting board for 2010 has stacked up in a hurry. Looking towards 2011, the staff has their eyes on a number of Texas prospects once more. Where do the Tigers stand with Sedrick Flowers?

When it comes to offensive guard prospects in the 2011 class, North Shore High’s Sedrick Flowers is one of the best. Playing at 275-pounds during his sophomore campaign, Flowers has since bulked up to 285. At 6’3”, the junior is a nice fit for a dominant tackle on the Texas high school scene.

Of course, all of the big schools have come calling – and early. Texas, LSU and Florida have all made contact with both Flowers and the North Shore staff. Texas A&M has even extended an early offer.

After the Lone Star State native impressed at the June camp, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa told the Galena Park standout to return for the July session.

“Coach Stud loved not just my explosiveness, but the effort I put behind my play,” Flowers said. “We got along really well, and he said I should come back.”

According to Flowers, the request for a return trip meant that their was an offer waiting.

“I could not get down for camp, but I think that the next time I get into town there will be good news for me,” Flowers said. “I hope to get down for an unofficial as soon as my parents and I have a free weekend. It would definitely feel great to get an offer, no matter when it comes.”

With the Longhorns heavy on the home state product, the race appears to be coming down to two teams.

“I think it could be between Texas and LSU in the end, at least that is how I feel now,” Flowers said. “Florida is another school I want to look at, and Texas A&M has shown they want me by getting me set up with an early offer. But when it comes to LSU and Texas, I think that might be the race.”

Needless to say, Flowers will have his eyes on both teams come Saturdays this fall.

“I will definitely be watching,” he said. “I would even like to make some home games to see them in action. With LSU, I would have to make time to get over when I had an entire weekend free. If that can happen, I would be there for sure.”

What separates the two schools at this point in Flowers’ recruitment?

“I think with Texas there is the feeling of staying close and playing for the hometown team,” Flowers said. “With LSU, there is that attitude that I like. The physical play and mentality of getting after the weights and the other teams is great. I play powerful and so does LSU, and that is what attracts me to the program.”

Of course, the common denominator is a top-flight program.

“I want a shot at winning National Championships, and I could get that at both schools,” Flowers said.

When it comes to a commitment time frame, Flowers is well aware of the trends that his frontrunners set with their recruitment of prospects.

Texas is often the first team in the country to fill up their board, while LSU has gone for a team record of over 20 commitments before fall camp. No matter, said Flowers, for a decision is nowhere in sight.

“I know that Texas will likely want me to go ahead and commit, and LSU and the other schools will all be on me hard as well,” Flowers said. “Even so, I want to wait things out. I want to wait until at least my senior year comes, just so I can make sure it is the right decision.”

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