BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More hopeful signs that the future is bright for the LSU football team. One of the team's freshman defenders continues to get a lot of post-season attention in the national media.
Defensive end Arden Key has emerged as a star and predictions of a big sophomore campaign have started to pour in.
ESPN staff writer Greg Ostendorf named Key one of "five emerging stars from the bowl games we're excited to see in 2016."
"Key had a solid freshman season with 6.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks, and if he can put on some weight this offseason, he has the potential be one of the elite pass-rushers in the SEC," Ostendorf said.
Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports named LSU's defensive front to "The Top 10 most eye-opening performances of bowl season."
"Keep an eye on true freshman DE Arden Key, who was hounding Mahomes throughout the game." Feldman said. "Veteran Tiger D-line coach Ed Orgeron, who has developed a bunch of first-round defensive linemen, said Key will be the best rush end he's ever coached, and that includes Greg Hardy and any of the guys he had at Miami or USC."