LSU football in the mix for elite 5-star offensive lineman

LSU football's Tiger stadium (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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LSU football will face stiff competition for 2021 five-star offensive lineman Tommy Brockermeyer.

LSU football, along with nearly every other top program in the nation, is hoping they can secure a commitment from 2021 five-star offensive lineman Tommy Brockermeyer.

Brockermeyer, 6-foot-6/283 lbs from Forth Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 player in the state of Texas and the No. 4 overall player in the nation.

Suffice it to say, he’s elite.

Brockermeyer is the type of player who could anchor an offensive line for several years and then go on to become a first round pick in the NFL draft.

247Sports midlands region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks says Brockermeyer is a “big-framed offensive tackle with outstanding football pedigree”. Brooks also notes that Brockermeyer “owns a very high ceiling as a pass-blocker and true left tackle potential”.

Rivals recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman recently suggested that Brockermeyer could end up being the No. 1 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

So where does LSU stand with the nation’s top offensive tackle?

Well, at the moment it appears they have some ground to make up. But they’re still very much in the mix to land Brockermeyer.

The Tigers were in Brockermeyer’s top five schools in late 2019. But for now, Alabama and Texas are leading the charge for Brockermeyer, at least according to Rivals.

Spiegelman has LSU right behind both of those programs in the race for Brockermeyer.

Here’s what Spiegelman said about the Tigers’ pursuit of Brockermeyer:

"Coach Ed Orgeron and offensive line coach James Cregg have done a good job of developing relationships with the Brockermeyers and opening his eyes to the unique atmosphere in Tiger Stadium and being a part of a championship program…..Credit Orgeron’s efforts, making visits out to Fort Worth in January and earning a championship trophy for keeping Brockermeyer engaged."

One interesting aspect of Brockermeyer’s recruitment is his desire to play with his brother, James Brockermeyer, a 2021 four-star center.

The five-star recruit told 247Sports in December “we definitely would like to play together”. Brockermeyer, however, noted that it wasn’t a certainty the two would play together, adding “If it comes down to us not going to the same school it’s not the end of the world”.

James also has an offer from LSU.

Both brothers plan to commit before their season year begins (though that’s subject to change, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak), which means the Tigers need to make a lot of progress with the duo over the next couple of months.