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LSU camp: What we learned 

June, 5, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here's what we learned after LSU's four-day football camp, which concluded Wednesday morning. Its second camp will be July 14-17:

1. New offers look ahead: LSU extended three offers on the weekend, all to players in the 2015 or 2016 classes.

Tales From the Road: LSU 

June, 5, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Home-field advantage is supposed to go to the local team.

But at the Columbus, Ohio Elite 11 on Saturday, it was advantage LSU.

LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron had sons participating at the Elite 11, which gave them a loophole and allowed them to attend the event. The Elite 11 normally allows parents but prohibits college coaches from attending.


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LSU camp: DT McDowell impresses 

June, 3, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- By lunchtime Monday, the top prospect at LSU's 2014 June football camp had ice on his foot and was done for the day.

Before he was done, though, ESPN 150 defensive tackle Garrald McDowell (Covington, La./Covington) had put together a compelling performance as he built his case to have LSU join the growing list of schools that have offered him.

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Tom Hauck for Student SportsBefore leaving LSU's camp with a foot injury. ESPN 150 DT Garrald McDowell showed why he's so highly regarded.
He looked strong and quick and while his size -- he hovers in the 250-pound range -- remains an issue, he looked as if he could add weight and still be effective.

LSU sure would have liked to have seen more of his skills before a foot injury suffered during morning one-on-one drills ended his day and sent him home. But he wasn't the only prospect who made an impression in the second day of the camp. Here's a rundown:


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Light start at LSU June camp 

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Garrald McDowellTom Hauck for Student SportsDefensive tackle Garrald McDowell is expected to attend LSU's camp this week and compete for a Tigers offer he currently lacks.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Numbers at LSU's June camp were down a little bit as it began Sunday as many prospects had somewhere to be this week: school.

With many school systems -- in Texas and Florida in particular -- still in session, the pickings were slim as the camp started Sunday afternoon and scheduled to run through Wednesday.

That's not completely unexpected. LSU's second camp, scheduled for July 14-17, normally has been a larger draw that yields more recruiting news.

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- One thing you can say about the track performances of Louisiana's top prospects in football this season is: Well, they had good football seasons.

The Louisiana state high school track and field meet at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium wasn't kind to many of the state's top football players, who struggled with either injuries or "off" weekends.

The big exception was Malachi Dupre, who swept the Class 2A jump events -- the long jump, triple jump and high jump -- and was named outstanding field performer. He was joined by several players off the Patriots football team who dominated the 2A meet.

For others, it was a painful weekend. The nation's top Class of 2014 football prospect, Leonard Fournette, had to withdraw from several events after pulling up injured in the Class 4A 4x200 relay. Jeryl Brazil won the 3A 100, but pulled up injured in the 200.

Here are the Louisiana football prospects who placed in the Louisiana state meet:

Long jump: Donald Gage (Houston signee), Zachary, 24-1 3/4 (5A champion); Speedy Noil, Karr, 23-6 (third in 4A); Malachi Dupre, River Ridge John Curtis, 23-5 3/4 (2A champion); D'Vante Dotson, Baton Rouge University, 22-6 1/4 (Second in 2A); Jazz Ferguson, Bains West Feliciana, 21-81/2 (fifth in 3A)

Triple jump: Dupre, 44-2 1/4 (2A champion)

High jump: Dupre, 6-6 (2A champion)

Shot put: Anthony Taylor (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 60-4 (2A champion); David Elias (UL-Monroe signee), Geismar Dutchtown, 56-10 1/4 (5A champion); Eric Thomas (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 56-0 (third in 2A); Hakim Gray, 54-6 (Louisiana Tech signee), North DeSoto, 54-6 (3A champion); Darian Claiborne (Texas A&M signee), Port Allen, 52-11 1/4 (third in 3A); RaeJuan Marbley, Destrehan, 50-8 1/4 (fifth in 5A)

Discus: Anthony Taylor (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 16-1 (2A champion); Duke Riley (LSU signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 150-8 (Second in 2A)

Javelin: Darian Claiborne (Texas A&M signee), Port Allen, 180-0 (second in 3A)

100: Sherman Badie (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 10.59 (second in 2A); Richard Allen (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 10.63 (third in 2A); Jeryl Brazil (LSU signee), Loranger, 10.64 (3A champion); Rashid Bonnette, Loreauville, 10.92 (fourth in 2A)

200: Richard Allen (Tulane signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 21.76 (second in 2A); Terrence Alexander, River Ridge John Curtis, 21.92 (third in 2A); D'Vante Dotson, Baton Rouge University, 22.56 (fifth in 2A); Eugene Brazley (Ole Miss signee), New Orleans Carver, 22.64 (sixth in 2A)

110 high hurdles: Duke Riley (LSU signee), River Ridge John Curtis, 14.70 (second in 2A)
ZACHARY, La. -- When 2015 wide receiver Rashid Bonnette (Loreauville, La.) visited LSU for its scrimmage Saturday, he couldn't believe what he was seeing from the physically imposing men he watched in action.


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