‘He’s our best pass rusher inside right now’ - Orgeron says freshman DL Maason Smith has chance to start in fall

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‘He’s our best pass rusher inside right now’ - Orgeron says freshman DL Maason Smith has chance to start in fall
LSU defensive lineman Maason Smith (0) (Source: LSU Athletics)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - When was the last time you saw somebody wearing a zero jersey who’s 6-foot-6 and weighing 312 pounds?

Glen “Big Baby” Davis wore that number for Tiger hoops at 6-foot-9, 289 pounds and Naz Reid had it at 6-foot-10, 250 pounds but this is true freshman five-star defensive lineman Maason Smith from Terrebonne.

LSU Spring Practice - March 30, 2021

Head coach Ed Orgeron said Smith could be starting this fall.

“He’s our best pass rusher inside right now - right now, after five or six days of spring,” said Orgeron. “So, there’s no question he’s going to play and play a lot. And he can push for a starting position. He is a very athletic big man. He practices very hard. He’s got to stay a little bit lower on the run. He’s excellent on his pass rush. And he comes to work hard every day. He’s a very smart young man. I do believe he’s going to play a lot as a freshman and is going to be one of the top freshmen on our team.”

Ed Orgeron - 3/30/21 (Full Interview)

The Tigers practiced Tuesday, March 30, and will back at it on Thursday, April 1. LSU Pro Day will be held Wednesday, March 31.

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