It looks like LSU fans can expect more of the youth movement it witnessed in the season opening shutout against BYU.
A total of 24 freshmen, including seven redshirt freshmen, took the field for the Tigers last Saturday. The 17 true freshman that played marked an LSU record.
Ed Orgeron said there’s a chance every player from that signing class sees action this season.
“We plan on most of our guys playing,” Orgeron said. “We’re going to give an opportunity for most of our freshmen to play.”
The freshman of note that Orgeron mentioned should get plenty of opportunities is JaCoby Stevens.
Stevens is a former 5-star safety that has converted to wide receiver. Orgeron believes Stevens could provide a boost to the Tigers’ offense.
“We want to get JaCoby Stevens more in the mix,” Orgeron said. “He’s got some things that he can do on offense. I think you’re going to see more of him this week.”
Orgeron has stated recently that this edition of LSU freshmen has the potential to be special.
“I feel like this is one of the best freshman classes that I have ever been around,” Orgeron previously said. “I thought they were going to play well. Actually, I thought they were going to make a few more mistakes than they did. But it did not seem like they did. They answered the bell.”
LSU hosts Chattanooga on Sept. 9, with the game televised on the SEC Network.