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on twitter commits to Nebraska. May be saying this to push LSU's hand or to hold a spot at Nebraska. This kid is huge and athletic. He has good hands and can move. He's also a very good blocker. Would hate to lose him if at all possible.
Logan Stokes better start or at least contribute immediately next year. If he is behind Dickson, Gordon and Smith, which I don't believe is beyond the realm of possibility, going to wonder why we took him instead of Carter who seems to have a much higher ceiling.
This post was edited by Robertdnd 18 months ago
Agree. If LSU gives him a 2013 offer, I'm guessing they can flip him.
Couple ways to look at it. Giving out the grayshirt offer means that the coaches have a decent shot at getting some big targets. Is a TE really that high on the list for this year? Got a really big commit at TE for next year, as well...While I would love this guy at LSU, there are just more important areas, right now. Would love a deep threat at WR, a Safety, and then try for a stud DL-type guy for those last few spots.
Have to believe, given the numbers, who is still on the boards, and needs of this team, and who may not qualify, grayshirt is what we should offer. This doesn't mean things won't change in this equation.
We're going to miss, better word is forfeit, some promising recuits and not because of effort, or how we value them. It's about the numbers, the 2014 class,and what this team needs.
Would love to see Carter in this class or on a scholarship when one is available.
We have more TEs than we know what to do with and we struggle getting them the ball. We have a great one lined up for this year and next. Im not overly concerned about losing this kid. We cant sign them all. Good luck in Nebraska.
Will be very interested to see how Dillon Gordon does this spring. If he locks up the "blocking" TE spot with Dickson the "receiving" TE with Smith coming in the fall, where does Stokes fit in? I think Stokes is an insurance policy for Gordon. We don't use more than 3 TEs, hell we haven't used 1 TE in the passing game to much of an extent?!
My understanding on Carter is he is a kid who had physically developed significantly between the end of his junior year to now (did I read he grew from 6-1 to 6-3?). With Washington coming in 2014 as a "receiving" TE to join Smith, as I said, if Stokes doesn't contribute immediately and/or Gordon claims the blocking TE spot this year, it would seem to me Carter makes more sense than Stokes?
I'm no fan of greyshirting anyway. Seems like a raw deal for the kid and particularly given the strength of the 2014 in-state class across the board, why take up a spot with a 2013 kid you don't deem worthy of an immediate spot?
We need a second blocking TE in heavy two TE sets. I think that is where Stokes fits in.
That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
Change that need to want and I agree with you. IMO we need to open up the offense more and not go two tight sets.
Stokes has a high ceiling as well. He received no TE coaching while in JUCO. He had to teach himself how to play that position because he never played TE in high school and his JUCO doesn't have a TE coach.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Some will argue that LSU doesnt have a TE coach either
Proud to support everything Louisiana
We really don't have that many. We'll have four on the roster in 2013 (Dickson, Gordon, Stokes, Smith) with two of them being newcomers.
That would explain why he felt comfortable with Ensminger.
Thats plenty when youre talking about 1 position. If we need 2 TE sets you can always bring in another OL that reports as eligible. I know that sounds sophisticated for Miles and Co. but I think they can figure it out. Why would you need more than 4 TEs?
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