LSU gets attention of Shugarts, McGuffie

While Klein, Texas offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts narrowed his list to four last weekend at the Houston Junior Day, he is keeping the door cracked.
Shugarts (6-foot-7, 299 pounds) unveiled his top four as Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma and Florida, but LSU has entered the picture. Shugarts and friend, Cy Fair running back Sam McGuffie, will be attending LSU's junior day February 24th.
LSU assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto has put the full-court press on Shugarts, while Recruiter of the Year Larry Porter is recruiting McGuffie.
"J.B. agreed to go down to Baton Rouge after talking with Coach (Les) Miles on Monday," father Bret Shugarts said. "He and Sam are going down and will be showed around by Matt Allen, who played offensive line at Klein Collins.
"We were looking forward to meeting Coach (Stacy) Searles, who is a tremendous offensive line coach, but when he went to Georgia, the communication kind of shut down," Shugarts' father said. "With Coach Peveto recruiting him and Coach Miles, a decorated offensive line coach, you have to take a look."
Shugarts has been vigorously recruited by Ohio State and Michigan. He also talks regularly with Oklahoma and Florida head men Bob Stoops and Urban Meyer, respectively.
The nationally-recognized prospect was recently named to the Junior All-American second-team.
"The other schools have been on J.B. for several months," Shugarts said. "LSU is entering the picture and we are going to check it out first hand. We've heard so much about the facilities, the atmosphere and the academic center."
McGuffie, an all-purpose back, has yet to be offered by LSU, but could receive one after his visit. McGuffie rushed for more than 3,000 yards as a junior and has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas and Kansas State.