LSU makes final 5 for elite 2021 offensive guard, top-50 overall recruit
When you win a national championship, you’re on everyone’s radar.
On Friday, Clarkston, Michigan offensive guard Rocco Spindler announced a top-five of three Big Ten teams (Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State), Notre Dame and LSU via his Twitter account.
Rocco, the son of former Detroit Lion and New York Jet Marc Spindler, told 247Sports that the inclusion of LSU is no mistake. He can see himself leaving Big Ten country for the bayou.
“They just won a national championship,” he said. “It’s a great school. I love the food down there. I can just see they are producing a lot of guys and that’s something to look forward to.”
The 6-4, 315-pounder is rated the No. 2 offensive guard and No. 44 overall recruit in the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite. 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu saw first-round NFL Draft potential when evaluating Spindler in 2018:
Does not carry a lot of bad weight. Naturally stocky. Has room to add weight, but frame and style of play suggest he will not need to add a lot more mass. Could play offensive or defensive line in college. Has played varsity against strong competition since his freshman season. Will come into college ready to work and compete at that level. Plays tough and aggressive. Has a wrestling background, and that shows in his strength and ability to use leverage. A good athlete who can pull and make blocks in space on offense and track plays down on defense. Adding more weight to his frame will be the key for him in playing early, but he has all the other needed qualities to be an impact player in college and a potentially early impact player. Guard, center or defensive tackle are all possibilities in college. He has the potential to hear his name called in the first round of the NFL draft.
Spindler’s junior highlights can be viewed below via Hudl: