LSU Football: Why Bo Bordelon is an important commit for the Tigers

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LSU football currently has 10 commits to its 2022 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 2 in the nation.

One of those commits is three-star offensive lineman Bo Bordelon.

Bordelon, 6-foot-5/265 lbs from New Orleans, LA (Isidore Newman), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 74 offensive tackle in the country. He’s also ranked as the No. 784 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

Usually, LSU commits are ranked quite a bit higher than Bordelon.

I’m sure there are some folks who think the Tigers are only taking Bordelon because his father, Ben, played at LSU from 1993-1996.

But that is nowhere near the case.

Bo Bordelon is an important commit for LSU football

Bordelon may not be viewed as a highly-rated player by the recruiting services, but Ed Orgeron and his staff clearly like what they see from the Louisiana native. Otherwise, the Tigers wouldn’t be using a valuable scholarship on Bordelon.

The key reason LSU likely took a commitment from Bordelon is because of the incredible versatility he’ll be able to provide the Tigers.

Bordelon’s high school coach, Nelson Stewart, recently spoke with 247Sports about that versatility.

“I think they like him as a tackle, but I do think he could play guard too,” explained Stewart. “He’s so long, and has a great reach, where I think it’s hard to not play him at tackle. He’s so smart and so gifted, I think he could play anywhere along the line.”

247Sports writer Sonny Shipp also noted that there’s been some “speculation” that Bordelon could possibly play center in the SEC.

That kind of versatility is absolutely invaluable in college football. Programs can never have enough depth along the offensive line.

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Bordelon is the type of player that LSU can plug in anywhere, at any point. He may not wow recruiting services, but the Tigers obviously realize what kind of value he could bring LSU.