LSU football: 5 players flying under the radar in 2015

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Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Boutte

Junior guard Josh Boutte has not started a single game during his collegiate career, but if his performance during the offseason is any indicator, he will be an integral part of one of strongest units of the LSU football team in 2015.

"“Freshman year, I was just excited to be here,” Boutte told The Advocate. “The transition from high school to college is a lot more than what most people think. It’s not just, ‘Oh I’m going to go learn different plays.’ That’s something I should have realized coming into that summer.”"

Boutte has certainly come a long way since that freshman season. After spending two years as a fixture on the special teams unit, he now has the opportunity to prove to the coaching staff, his teammates and the fans that he has what it takes to compete in the trenches in the SEC, the most brutal conference in college football.

At 6-foot-5, 342 pounds, Boutte has the potential to be one of the most imposing lineman in the conference, regardless of his inexperience. Combine this with the fact that he is surrounded by a talented veteran offensive line, and he has every opportunity for a successful 2015 campaign.

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