LSU's Orgeron steals show at TD Club of Houston
The LSU Road Tour made a stop in Houston on Wednesday at the TD Club of Houston, the school's top alumni group outside the state of Louisiana.
Coach Ed Orgeron stole the show with his home-spun personality that resonates with high school recruits across the country.
LSU talked about his big plans for local athletes Austin Deculus (Cy-Fair), K'Lavon Chaisson (North Shore), Mannie Netherly (Crosby), Grant Delpit (Lamar), Eric Monroe (North Shore) and Dominic Livingston (Aldine Davis).
Orgeron brought new offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger to talk offense and athletic director Joe Alleva to give an update on the new facilities.
But it was Orgeron who was candid about several subjects and had great anecdotal tales.
"I went on like 18 home recruiting visits last year and had 18 different gumbos," he said. "They were all different, but I couldn't turn any of them down."
When asked about new signee Dominic Livingston?
"I visited Dominic Livingston (Aldine Davis) on campus and asked what he was weighing these days?" he laughed. "He said 360-380 pounds. That's a big difference. He said he didn't have a scale that would record that much. Trust me, LSU does."
The offense was a topic and he assured fans that he knows what a tight end is and where the middle of the field is. He's heard the complaints about the offense not using either.
LSU is heavily recruiting the Houston area as well. Their biggest target is St. Pius X QB Grant Gunnell. He couldn't talk specifics about players, but did say Houston is a huge target for his program.
"We consider Houston as in-state recruiting," he said. "We've been fortunate here."