One after another

Garrett Brumfield

Tim Williams signed with Alabama earlier this month, but he was not the only top prospect at LSU Laboratory School. There is more coming right behind him.

Tim Williams was ranked as the No. 20 defensive end in the 2013 class on Scout and he went on to sign with Alabama on Signing Day early in February.

Williams was recruited by numerous top programs and Alabama is getting a good one.

"Tim is a very disruptive defensive end and he is a very natural pass rusher," LSU Laboratory School Head Coach Chad Mahaffey told Scout. "He is good against the run too though. He is hard to reach because of his length, he gets underneath the offensive linemen, and he is really hard to control. We were able to move him around because of all the things he can do."

When asked what he could improve on between now and the time he arrives in Tuscaloosa, Mahaffey said, "Like a lot of defensive linemen, he can improve his effort on every snap. It is hard mentally to do and the way he pursues the ball so fast, he just needs to work on that constant motor. It is tough for anyone, but that may the biggest challenge for him."

Williams was the premier prospect for Mahaffey's program in 2013, but he has a special talent in 2014 and 2015 as well.

Garrett Brumfield is a 6-foot-4, 270 pound offensive lineman and Scout named him as a Scout300 prospect back in September 2012.

He has multiple offers, but is currently favoring Florida, Florida State, and Texas A&M.

Coach Mahaffey knows he has another good one.

"Garrett is a very smart player and that really helps him. He also has that aggression that you love to see in an offensive lineman and he has shown that at a very early age. He loves to finish blocks, he moves well, and can drive a guy off the ball. He is a smart kid and he is going to be very good."

Brumfield already has a good test score, he is strong in the classroom, and he is on track to be one of the best in his class on the OL.

He gets to block for one of the premiere running backs in the 2015 class.

Nicholas Brossette is a 6-foot, 205 pound sophomore that rushed for 2,210 yards and 45 touchdowns in 2012. He has offers from schools like Alabama, Florida State, and LSU. He is on track to being a national prospect.

"Nicholas is more of a power back, but he is really unique. He is really smooth for a bigger back and he is not one that just puts his head down and plows his way through the line, but he makes smooth cuts, he has great vision, and he is a special talent. He also catches the ball well and he can be that workhorse back on the next level. He is a natural athlete. He plays some linebacker for us too, so he is a physical player."

Mahaffey has some talent to work with and he has been at LSU Laboratory School for three years now. He is pleased with what is happening there. "I knew this school had a good football program, that they have had some good history, and we are working to do things the right way here.

"It is a year round thing now for these kids and the coaches and we want to make this program as good as it can be. We have some good players and they are doing a good job of doing what we ask them to do."

Williams signed with Alabama, Brumfield will be a sought after offensive lineman in 2014, and Brossette is on track to be one of the top running backs in 2015.

Dylan Moses is a 2017 athlete and this eighth grader has already been offered scholarships by Alabama and LSU. He could be the running back that comes through this program after Brossette, so Mahaffey has to be excited about the talent he gets to coach in the coming years.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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