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Kublanow intrigued by LSU offer

5/2/2012

The news Brandon Kublanow heard Monday night perhaps shouldn't have come as a surprise, but it did.

Kublanow (Marietta, Ga./Walton) is no stranger to scholarship offers at this stage of the recruiting cycle. He has received them from the likes of Georgia, Florida, Clemson, Miami and South Carolina, to name a few. But when he was visited at school by LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, he thought he might be in line for one more.

"Their O-line coach came to see me, so I figured it might be coming," he said. "But I haven't really talked to (LSU) all that much, so it was pretty exciting."

With the spring evaluation period in full swing and summer fast approaching, Kublanow said his recruiting process has really kicked into high gear. With offers continuing to roll in, especially from big programs like LSU, the 6-foot-2, 285-pound guard said his mindset is changing regularly.

"Everything has been picking up a lot lately," he said. "It almost seems like every day you get new stuff, and then you start thinking, 'What if I went there?' I definitely want to check everything out before I make my decision."

Kublanow heard the news through his head coach, Rocky Hidalgo, who said LSU's coaching staff wants him to come see the campus.

"I definitely want to check it out just to see what it's like there," Kublanow said. "You don't want to miss out on something, and then go back and think like, 'Wow. I should have checked that out.' "

That gives Kublanow quite a bit of work to do before his senior season begins this fall. While he said he wants to go and visit as many schools as possible, he added that he would like to have his decision figured out before his games begin in a few months -- which means he's got some planning ahead of him.

"I was pretty wide open with all of my offers. I was thinking I'd make my decision after spring ball," Kublanow said. "But now I want to check out these schools. I want to go to these schools and see what's going on."

Tiger fans will be excited to know they have one of their own overseeing Kublanow's recruitment. Hidalgo, his coach at Walton, is a native of Baton Rouge, where he was an all-district offensive lineman for Denham Springs. Kublanow said the offer from LSU was especially exciting for his coach.

"That's like his favorite school, so he was really excited," he said.