Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG LSU receiver Trey Quinn turns up the field after pulling in a pass during practice Friday.

Fresh focus

Trey Quinn

Position: Wide receiver

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 194 pounds

High School: Barbe High School

Strengths: Before Quinn even arrived on campus, the all-time leading high school receiver drew praise for his strong hands at receiver. Quinn has backed that compliment up early in camp, and he’s already drawing comparisons to Jarvis Landry’s playmaking ability.

Needs to work on: In a receiving corps filled with burners, Quinn is one of the lone wide outs currently slotted into a “possession receiver” description. If Quinn finds his legs in the coming years, he’ll be a tough matchup for any defensive back.

Wide receiver Travin Dural said: “He’s a guy who can play the slot or the outside, and he made spectacular catches all throughout his high school career. Once you have that trait in you, it doesn’t go away.”

Projection: Quinn may not find himself initially listed as a top-three receiver on the depth chart, but he’s more than capable of moving into the slot and becoming a security blanket for LSU’s two young QBs.

Say what?

“That’s great. Whoever made those paintings needs to be making some money somewhere. That’s a great picture.”

— LSU senior RB Kenny Hilliard talking about the mural of him under the interstate near Nicholson Dr.

Roster report

A number of players didn’t make an appearance during Friday morning’s full-squad practice, including freshmen Malachi Dupre and Clifton Garrett, sophomore Rashard Robinson, junior Quentin Thomas and senior Elliot Porter. Thomas is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn biceps, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Friday.

Next three up


Full squad will practice at 8:50 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.


No practice. LSU Football Media Day will take place from 3:30 p.m., followed by LSU Football Fan Day at 5 p.m.


Full squad practice at 9:15 a.m.

Practices are closed to the public.

Going digital

For more coverage, visit Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

  • Video of freshman running back Leonard Fournette participating in goal line drills during Friday morning’s practice.
  • A video interview of sophomore DT Christian LaCouture talking about the loss of Quentin Thomas.
  • Keep tabs on our reporters for live coverage on Twitter: @DellengerAdv, @RabalaisAdv, @MicklesAdvocate and @BarrecaAdvocate.