Know a recruit: 2019 WR Quinton Torbor

Wide receiver is a position of critical importance in LSU’s 2018 recruiting cycle. Expect that trend to continue into the Class of 2019 as well.

As it stands today, the Tigers hold a commitment from one 2019 wide receiver — Grayson (Ga.) 4-star  Kenyon Jackson. They have offers out to several more, including a pair of in-state 4-stars in  Trey Palmer and  Devonta Lee. LSU is squarely in the mix for both Tangipahoa Parish standouts.

Louisiana’s crop of wide receivers in 2019 is deep, especially in the River Parishes. One name to know is budding 4-star wideout  Quinton Torbor .

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect is a junior at Destrehan (La.) High School. LSU wide receivers coach and area recruiter  Mickey Joseph and recruiting coordinator  Tommie Robinson took in Torbor’s 2017 season debut on Friday night.

In the Week 1 rout, Torbor reeled in 2 catches for 31 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown. Destrehan secured a comfortable victory thanks to 3 touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 receiving) from priority 2019 running back target  John Emery Jr., Torbor’s teammate.

With the game out of reach early, the game plan changed to spread the wealth. In other words, Torbor’s targets were distributed elsewhere in the second half.

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Wide receiver Quinton Torbor, a 4-star 2019 recruit, has the attention of the LSU coaching staff. The question: When will they offer him? (Sam Spiegelman/SEC Country)

Joseph and Robinson were closely monitoring the versatile wide receiver capable of playing outside or in the slot. Torbor already holds offers from Georgia and Auburn — he visited The Plains this year for the spring game — and picked up another overture from Indiana after his performance on Friday.

Torbor camped at LSU in June and drew the attention of the Tigers coaching staff, which is why they had boots on the ground in Destrehan as early as Week 1.

“They told me that they want to see me in the fall game and get some more film,” Torbor told SEC Country. “I think they just need to see a little bit more.”

Torbor showed  some of what he’s capable of with a 29-yard touchdown reception. He’s resolute on taking his game to new heights this fall.

Among Torbor’s 2017 goals are improving his route running, blocking and catching the ball in traffic.

What’s the motivation? Torbor knows that the LSU coaches are watching. After getting reps with the second group at camp earlier in the summer, Torbor wants to be a headliner next summer when he returns to Baton Rouge, ideally with an offer in hand.

“It was a good experience,” Torbor said of LSU’s June camp. “One thing is that I went with the junior group and everyone was with the seniors. I got to get with the seniors because that’s where the talent is. I want to go with the top dogs and get noticed.”

In attending several Destrehan practices in the spring and during fall camp — and also watching Torbor work out this summer — it’s easy to see why coaches are intrigued by him. His route running has improved each time out. He has an incredible work ethic, which will help him address the biggest knock on his game: consistency.

Torbor is a big-play threat and he’ll provide plenty of that during his junior season at Destrehan. He’s incredibly explosive and possesses great size to be dominant as an outside receiver.  He also has a tendency to drop passes, but he is working on that and making strides. His crisp routes and breakaway speed are already on par with some of the elite wide receivers in the state and across the country for the 2019 class.

LSU take: Joseph is keen on seeing more of Torbor this fall and it began on Friday night. That’s a small sample size, but with Torbor expected to continue putting up impressive performances and LSU keeping close tabs, it would not be surprising to see an offer extended this fall. Based on his physical attributes and focus, Torbor has all the tools to be a dominant outside receiver. Sure, he has to clean up certain areas of his game, but he is aware of that and putting in a ton of work behind the scenes. If and when the Tigers offer, they will put themselves in a strong position with the 4-star receiver.

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