Thursday, June 7, 2007
2007 Recruiting - T-Bob Hebert
Part 3 of a continuing series on LSU's 2007 recruiting class.
T-Bob Hebert, Center, 6'3" 256#, Norcross, GA
If you think this fine looking young man looks familiar, it's because he's related to former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert (I think he's Bobby's nephew, but I'm not sure). If the name T-Bob is derived from the cajun/creole tradition of naming children T-[relative's name] with the "T" being short for "petit", meaning small, he really needs to drop the T, because he's north of 256 pounds, and probably will only get bigger.
He's also a really good recruit in his own right. He is a 4-star recruit, and according to Rivals the #2 Center prospect in the country. He's also a rare Georgia recruit, but in all honesty he was for the most part considered an LSU lock very early in the process. Word is that Bobby Hebert was LSU's primary recruiter for him.
Let's just say he's a much better prospect than Bobby was out of high school. Bobby Hebert took the long way to the NFL, being a relatively unknown recruit out of high school before signing with Southern Miss. He waited his turn at Southern Miss, put together a great senior season, and ended up in the USFL. He went from the USFL to the NFL and the rest is history. T-Bob hopes to take a more direct route, by going to a power program known for putting talent in the NFL.
He looks a little light to be an immediate contributor, but LSU has depth at center, so it won't be necessary for him to contribute immediately. Expect a redshirt unless there are injuries at his position. He'll be a big part of the future though.