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LSU hosts Waldrop

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood offensive guard Cody Waldrop hit the road last weekend heading west to check out LSU for their annual spring game. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman enjoyed his time in Baton Rouge, La.
"It was real nice," Waldrop said. "All of their campus and all of their facilities are phenomenal. I like Coach Stud (Greg Studrawa) and Coach Billy Gonzales who is the recruiting coordinator. I got a chance to talk to Coach Stud for a little bit. It was a good experience. I was very impressed."
For Waldrop, the first thing that stood out to him during the game was the quarterback of the future for the Tigers.
"They have a heck of a quarterback, the kid from Georgia (Zach Mettenberger) that got into trouble and went to Butler," Waldrop said. "He is going to be unreal by the time he is done."
As for his position, he paid them close attention during the spring game.
"Their offensive line, I think they are really solid at the end positions, at tackle, but at guard and center, I think after their starters, their seniors graduate, there is going to be a spot to compete," Waldrop said.
During the visit, Waldrop had the opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with Les Miles.
"We didn't really talk about football that much at all," Waldrop said. "We talked more about hunting than anything honestly. We also talked about family and what I am looking for in a school. It was just a real nice conversation."
In addition to LSU, Waldrop also holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida International, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.
He has visited Florida State, Auburn, Florida, UCF, and LSU. One of those schools in particular blew him away.
"When I went to Auburn, nothing in my recruiting so far has compared to when I went to Auburn," Waldrop said. "Everything there stood out. They treat their players right."
On Friday, Waldrop will head to Georgia. He has been told that the Bulldogs are likely to make a good impression.
"I have been told that Georgia will make a good impression," Waldrop said. "I have to go to a few other places. I want to see what different places are like and get a good feel for places. I think I will in some of these next couple trips I take."
Following his visit to Athens, Waldrop plans to visit South Carolina, Duke, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Cincinnati starting next weekend.
As for a final decision, he isn't in a rush to reach that point just yet.
"I am going to try to make a decision by the end of the summer," Waldrop said.
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