COVINGTON, La. — Timing is everything, and that is precisely the case with LSU and the nation’s No. 13 tight end.
Kemore Gamble committed to Florida on April 8. Eight days later, he attended the LSU spring game and picked up an offer from the Tigers.
The three-star prospect out of Miami, Fla., was impressed by the progress the LSU offense has made in a year and what the team had to offer.
“It was pretty good,” Gamble said of the spring game, “and I liked how they used the tight ends. Last year, they had their hand in the ground, and now they’re standing up.”
Gamble admitted the way the Tigers utilized the tight ends in their new-look offense appealed to him.
Though the tight ends weren’t heavily relied upon in Saturday’s game, the 6-foot-4, 216-pounder knew that LSU couldn’t reveal too much during a televised spring game.
But there were other things that caught his attention.
“I mean, they didn’t show much in (Saturday’s) game because they televised it,” Gamble laughed. “I might get a chance to play early because they got three seniors leaving after this year. I have a chance to come in and step up and get a starting spot and some playing time.”
That was Gamble’s first visit to LSU, and afterward he said if he had to reveal a top three, the Tigers would slide into the No. 3 slot behind Florida and Tennessee.
The Florida commit is high on the Volunteers since his former high school coach Larry Scott took over as the team’s tight ends coach.
For LSU to climb up that list, Gamble needs to get more familiar with the school.
“I mean, it’s a college town and it’s big,” Gamble said. “But that was my first visit, so I got to do more research.”
In addition to research, the out-of-state Tigers have a long way to go to convince the Florida commit to truly entertain the notion of flipping.
Gamble made it very clear just how much work LSU would have to put in.
“It would take a lot … a lot, a lot, alot,” he said with a smile.