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Today, we discuss how much longer it will be until Louisiana’s top tackle adds an offer from LSU.
NEW ORLEANS — Cameron Wire is the top offensive tackle recruit in Louisiana in the Class of 2018. An offer from LSU is a matter of when, not if …
Wire, a 3-star prospect from East Ascension (La.) High School, has enjoyed a rather eventful spring in which his offer sheet has ballooned to 30 deep. One offer that still eludes Wire is from the in-state power, LSU, but it should be coming in due time.
Tigers offensive line coach Jeff Grimes remains in regular communication with Wire about his recruitment and about taking the 30-minute drive up to campus for visits and to take in spring practices. Wire plans on doing just that, which is why he named LSU as one of his early leaders despite not holding an offer at this juncture in the recruiting process.
“Auburn, Mississippi State, Oregon, Baylor, Tennessee, Arizona State … and LSU, even though I don’t have an offer yet,” Wire told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in New Orleans.
“I’ve been talking to him (Grimes) a lot lately. In fact, we talk every week. He checks in on me and wants me to come to practices this spring and definitely the spring game. Growing up when I was a kid, I looked up to LSU. I wanted to play in Tiger Stadium. Hopefully, I can play in there one day.”
The 6-foot-6, 271-pound lineman would be an ideal fit in the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class. LSU currently holds commitments from two interior linemen: Chasen Hines, a likely fit at guard but also possibly at center, and Cole Smith, a surefire bet to anchor the middle of the offensive line.
LSU still has a need for true offensive tackles and likely will aim to reel in two before National Signing Day. Wire could be one if and when he secures his offer, which should come as he continues to ramp up his offseason workouts.
“I could potentially get it when I start gaining more weight, maybe a little later on this spring,” he said.
Wire entered the spring at 260 pounds, but has since inched closer to 271. He’s still about 10 pounds shy of his ideal weight.
“He (Grimes) wants me to play tackle at 280 or 290 (pounds),” Wire explained. “I’ll probably go to protein shakes and stay a little longer in the weight room.”
In addition to Grimes, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has been in touch with the in-state tackle.
Wire visited for the “Boys From The Boot” event in February, where he spent some quality time with the Tigers’ new head man and discussed his future options. They also connected on a very personal level, which appeals to the massive tackle.
“It’s been great,” Wire said. “Coach Orgeron — I love him a lot. He treats me as if I’m one of his kids.”
Wire is planning to make his commitment during the summer ahead of his senior season. He is already counting on the Tigers offering and is factoring that into his decision.
“They would be top five for sure,” he stated. “It’s all the same. As I continue to wait on the offer, they are still going to get a lot of interest from me.”
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