HOUSTON — LSU wrapped up its two-day tour of the Lone Star State with a second Houston-area based satellite camp at North Shore High School.
That’s the alma mater of 2016 safety enrollee Eric Monroe and where top 2017 edge-rusher K’Lavon Chaisson will play his senior season.
There were numerous other targets in attendance. Here are some news and notes from the satellite camp Tuesday:
Chaisson did not participate in drills, but was a close spectator. The four-star weak-side defensive end spent part of Tuesday afternoon behind closed doors with LSU coach Les Miles, area recruiter Bradley Dale Peveto and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. The Tigers’ linebacker target is coming off a visit to Baton Rouge, La., for LSU’s prospects camp last weekend and is keeping the school among his leaders. The fact that the coaches held a satellite camp in his backyard went a long way with the elite defender.
One of the surprising visitors was four-star Texas wide receiver Mannie Netherly, who recently placed LSU in his top six. Like Chaisson, Netherly met with Miles, Peveto and Orgeron, and was also frequently targeted by wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig. The 6-foot-2, 183-pounder ran one route for the LSU coaches and is confident in his relationship with the staff. Of course, the Tigers face stiff competition from the likes of Texas A&M, Alabama and Texas, among others, where Netherly has or plans to visit in the coming days.
LSU may have two quarterbacks committed in its 2017 class and another in 2018, but the staff is really high on four-star dual-threat prospect Jalen Mayden. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder from Sachse (Texas) High School drew the attention of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and Miles, who privately asked Mayden to come to LSU for its July high school camp. The feeling is mutual, as the No. 9 dual-threat prospect in next year’s cycle is very high on the Tigers and impressed by the coaches. Mayden impressed with all eyes glued on him and delivered passes with elite accuracy and zing. He is already among the elite passers and may be further courted by LSU.
LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes spent much of Tuesday observing Class of 2019 offensive lineman Kenyon Green. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder from Atascocita High School (Humble, Texas) impressed in one-on-ones against solid pass-rushers. The rising sophomore already boasts a big frame and good strength, and has the eye of Grimes.
Another wide receiver that shined on the big stage was Class of 2018 product Miles Battle. The four-star prospect from Cypress Creek (Houston) not only displayed tremendous size at 6-foot-4 and 182 pounds but also outstanding vertical ability and strong hands. Battle dominated in one-on-one and seven-on-seven matchups, and looked to be close to reeling in an offer. Craig was wildly impressed with Battle, who is also a candidate to earn an offer if he attends LSU camp next month. He already has an impressive list of offers, and the Tigers could be the next.
Miles Battle with an impressive snag pic.twitter.com/xfG8dhtvUM
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) June 14, 2016
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.