Ed Orgeron hasn’t announced who LSU’s starting quarterback will be this season. But whomever gets the role will likely have a new weapon to utilize in the Tigers’ offense.
Two days into fall camp, Orgeron is already raving over freshman wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase during the coach’s meetings with the media. On Friday, Orgeron told reporters that Chase “looks like he’s about a junior right now, if you look at his body.”
Orgeron doubled down on Saturday.
“Guy that keeps coming up is Ja’Marr Chase,” Orgeron said, according to Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com.
Orgeron noted that Chase had a long touchdown during team drills during Saturday’s practice. The LSU coach also said that Jerry Sullivan, the Tigers’ senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator, has been impressed with Chase as well.
“He’s physical. He’s got big hands. He’s a natural catching that football,” Orgeron said, per Cody Worsham of Tiger Rag.
Although he’s a true freshman, Chase could quickly earn playing time. He was a 4-star recruit from Metairie, La., who de-committed from Florida then chose LSU over Auburn.