LSU has another chance to bolster its depth along the defensive front one last time before the 2017 season gets underway.
In fact, the Tigers could have help before fall camp even arrives.
LSU is set to host Texas Tech defensive tackle transfer Breiden Fehoko for a visit this weekend, he informed SEC Country.
Fehoko’s first visit was to SEC West rival Auburn. He made his way to Louisville a week ago, and after he touches down in Baton Rouge, he’ll head to Ole Miss (April 7) and UGA (April 14).
The former blue-chip defensive tackle recruit is expected to make his decision once he wraps up his visit to Athens, Ga., which will be the end of his five-stop road trip.
Four of the five schools that Fehoko has or plans to check out hail from the SEC. Three are from the SEC West, which is considered his most likely destination.
“I like the style of play in the SEC,” Fehoko told SEC Country. “I feel like football is lived and breathed down here. The SEC West, in general, does a good job of competition in football and how much (of their) approach they take to their D-line and the guys up front. That really stuck out to me (when I decided to transfer). I figured I wanted to put myself in the best place possible for a few years from now in the draft.”
At 6-foot-3 and 287 pounds, Fehoko, a Honolulu, Hawaii, native, is 20 years old. He was a 4-star recruit coming out of the 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in Hawaii and the No. 8 defensive tackle in the class, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
LSU could use another defensive tackle to add to its rotation for 2017. The Tigers swung and missed on 5-star prospect Marvin Wilson on National Signing Day and will head into camp with senior Greg Gilmore and sophomore Ed Alexander vying for the starting job. Freshman All-American Tyler Shelvin will enroll on campus in June and work his way into the rotation during camp. However, that leaves a void on the depth chart for another tackle to throw into the mix.