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WR standouts at day two of LSU camp

6/4/2012

Monday was the second day of summer camp at LSU, and it brought some new batches of talented players to the LSU football facility.

Some of the same faces that dotted the landscape Sunday were in attendance once again, including LSU commitment K.J. Malone. LSU's newest addition to the class of 2013, Memphis, Tenn., defensive end Frank Herron, showed up to support the cause on Monday, although he didn't work out.

But the stars of the show on the field came once again from the offensive side of the ball, as can often be the case in seven-on-seven drills. Most notably, a trio of wide receivers visiting the Tigers made the biggest mark during morning workouts.

Two of the three wideouts came from a pretty good distance out of state to make it to Baton Rouge, while the third made the drive from just up the road. Shelby Christy likely made one of the shortest trips of any of the campers, coming from nearby Geismar, La., and the well-known LSU pipeline school Dutchtown High. At 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, Christy was one of the biggest prospects on display, and he showed it with his consistent ability to outrun and out jump whichever defenders wound up paired with him.

The Tigers saw another towering prospect Monday, albeit this one came from out of state. Gadsden, Ala., product B.J. Hammond also made the trip after earning an offer from LSU earlier this spring. Hammond also stands at 6-foot-3, albet with a stockier, 210-pound frame. As such, he was able to bully his defenders off the ball regularly, which helped him make the catch of the afternoon on a diving, rolling effort that saw him come up with an overthrow roughly 30 yards downfield.

The final out-of-state target to catch some attention was Kyrion Parker out of Manvel, Texas. Parker made the drive from the Houston area to be a part of the proceedings, and it was a good thing he did. After his workout in the morning, Parker become commitment No. 15 in LSU's 2013 class. He's listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, but he certainly looks like he has filled out a little bit since that measurement. Parker not only looked imposing alongside some of the smaller prospects on display, but he showed off some pretty impressive route running and footwork. Parker most of all looked crisp coming off the line, and he showed great hands with very few drops on the afternoon.

Before his commitment, Parker held offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Arkansas, and after today it's easy to see why. His commitment gives LSU five potential wide receivers in the current recruiting class, which is quickly turning into an embarrassment of offensive riches.

The camp continues until Wednesday, so plenty remains to be seen. But the wideouts in attendance Monday took center stage.