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LSU sends offer to ESPN 150 OT

There are few big-time programs yet to offer four-star Ethan Pocic (Lemont, Ill./Lemont), and one of the most successful programs over the last decade became the latest to offer the ESPN 150 offensive tackle.

LSU assistant coach Greg Studrawa sent Pocic a Facebook message Tuesday to call him. When Pocic called, Studrawa let him know the Tigers were throwing their name in the hat for the 6-foot-6, 285-pound junior.

“It’s just crazy. They’re in the national championship like all the time,” Pocic said of LSU, which has been in three BCS title games in the last nine years. “They just were saying they love my tape, want to come in [to Lemont] and meet me and see me and stuff like that.”

Pocic, ranked No. 72 in the ESPN 150, has not taken any visits recently, but he does hope to make a few more in the summer. Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Wisconsin are four teams Pocic, ranked No. 4 among tackles nationally, mentioned he wants to visit soon.

Clouding Pocic’s summer plans is the invitation to play for Team USA in a world competition during the summer. He wasn’t sure about playing for the team, but when he thought about being a world champion at such a young age “I couldn’t deny it.”

For now, Pocic is focusing on football and working out sometimes as much as three times a day.