May 3, 2006

LSU coaches chasing Vlachos

Alabama-Mountain Brook offensive lineman William Vlachos has had the attention of the LSU coaching staff or quite some time as his first scholarship offer came from the Tigers. Last week as the spring evaluation period began, LSU offensive line coach Stacy Searels and offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher traveled to Alabama to watch him practice.

"This past Saturday at the combine in Tuscaloosa they were both there and then Coach Fisher came by the school last Wednesday," Vlachos said.

The Alabama native stands at 6-foot-1, 302-pounds and is a guy that Searels supposedly doesn't care about him not having the ideal height as he reminds him of current LSU offensive lineman Brett Helms. Like Helms, Vlachos is being recruited to play guard but center is likely.

"He's powerful, has great feet and probably the best thing he has is balance," said Mountain Brook head coach Joey Jones in an interview with "Making a block, nobody throws him off because he has great balance and maintains leverage."

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