LSU football among top schools for important 2021 offensive lineman

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LSU football is among the top schools for a four-star offensive lineman from Texas.

2021 four-star offensive lineman James Brockermeyer announced his top four schools on Monday evening and LSU football made the cut, along with Alabama, Auburn and Texas.

Brockermeyer, 6-foot-3/273 lbs from Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 center in the nation and the No. 32 player in the state of Texas.

The fact that Brockermeyer included the Tigers in his top four is incredibly important. That’s because LSU is also recruiting his twin brother — five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer, who is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 5 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

Can LSU land the Brockermeyer twins?

The Brockermeyer twins are expected to sign with the same college. That means a program has to do twice the work to impress both players.

But it’s not like this is a package deal just to get Tommy.

James is an elite prospect on his own (which is why he’s rated as the No. 1 center in the nation).

The brothers are Texas legacies, though, which could make it difficult for LSU to bring them to Baton Rouge (their grandfather and father played at Texas and their older brother is set to be a redshirt sophomore this season for the Longhorns).

But that doesn’t mean it will be impossible.

Rivals reported in late March that “there was reason to believe that (Tommy) Brockermeyer was leaning out-of-state with his decision”.

It’s certainly possible that the Brockermeyer twins want to create their own legacy.

And what better place than at LSU?

Rivals also reported in March that Tommy was at LSU’s win against Auburn last fall and left impressed with Ed Orgeron and offensive line coach James Cregg. He was also at Texas for LSU’s win against the Longhorns and, unsurprisingly, was impressed by the Tigers’ win.

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Beating Texas for these two elite offensive linemen won’t be easy, but LSU could absolutely surprise folks in the Lone Star state and sign the Brockermeyer twins.