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Prospects trickle in for LSU camp

The first of LSU's two summer football camps started Sunday, and if you were looking for a who's who of prospects on the Tigers' radar, Sunday wasn't the best day.

That's not to say it was void of talent.

All it took was for the talented players from LSU's on-campus high school, University Lab, to show up. ESPN 150 senior defensive end Tim Williams led the contingent, bur he was far from the only Cub at the camp who might have a major college future.

Nick Brossette, a 2015 running back for the Cubs, recently received an offer from LSU coach Les Miles, family members confirmed. That should come to no surprise for folks from Baton Rouge. The 6-foot, 206-pounder has already rushed for more than 1,000 yards twice for the Cubs.

How's that possible for a player entering his sophomore season, you ask? "U-High," as locals call University, is a K-12 school and under Louisiana rules, eighth graders can play on the high school teams. Brossette did and earned all district honors.

Brossette stood out among the first-day campers not only for a powerful and mature physique, but also for his effortless footwork and agility.

Brossette could continue to put up big numbers running behind 2014 offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield. At 6-3, 264 pounds with long arms, Brumfield "looks" like a potential major college player with a physique that looks like it could mature further.

Of course, Williams is the known quantity of the U-High bunch. He looked the part Sunday at 6-foot-3, 230. LSU already has two defensive end commitments from Frank Herron of Memphis, Tenn., and Michael Patterson of Winnfield, La. But the addition of Williams, the No. 33 player on the ESPN 100, would make it a banner year for LSU recruiting defensive ends.

As the U-High players toiled, LSU's advantage against other schools interested in the Cubs prospect stood out, literally.

Beyond the privacy fences that surround the LSU practice facility one could see the bleachers and light standards from Jeff Boss Field, the home stadium for University High. It sits just across an alley from the LSU football operations facility.

While the U-High players came from nearby to camp, one intriguing player from far away was 2014 prospect Bo Baldwin, a 6-5, 230-pound pro-style quarterback from Aiken, S.C.

Baldwin's physique stood out. He was notably larger than Lafayette, La./St. Thomas More quarterback Brandon Bergeron, who was also at the camp Sunday displaying a strong, accurate arm. Bergeron is 6-3, 195 pounds, so it was remarkable to see Baldwin tower over him.

One player who is already committed to the Tigers who was camping Sunday was offensive guard K.J. Malone of Ruston, La./Cedar Creek. Malone, the son of basketball hall of famer Karl Malone, stood out in the line group with his size.

More prospects are expected to arrive on campus Monday for the camp, which continues through Wednesday. But the June camp usually has fewer prospects then the July camp (July 15-18 this year), which comes after many prospects are done with off-season obligations like 7-on-7 leagues.