LSU tight end Foster Moreau’s strategy for playing time in his freshman season is being the guy no one talks about.
Moreau’s belief is if a player’s name is constantly brought up in film sessions or on the practice field, that typically means he isn’t doing his job. Moreau’s name is being brought up by LSU’s coaching staff, though, but fortunately for the former three-star recruit out of Jesuit High School, it appears to be good news thus far.
LSU coach Les Miles said he “can’t imagine” Moreau won’t see the field at some point this season. Moreau currently sits behind what he calls the “Big Three” in tight ends Dillon Gordon, DeSean Smith and Colin Jeter.
Former four-star recruit and now redshirt freshman Jacory Washington rounds out the Tigers’ tight ends after the departure of freshman Hanner Shipley to Abilene Christian earlier this week.
“The main focus is really kind of trying to transition from my high school technique to a collegiate technique where my pads have to be lower, my hands have to be more inside, my elbows have to be in and I have to take perfect steps if I even want to see the field,” Moreau said.
While Miles said Moreau has performed well at the tight end position this summer, that hasn’t stopped him from testing the waters with the freshman at other positions. Moreau said he spent time with the fullbacks during camp at the request of his head coach, but Miles downplayed the situation.
“We haven’t given him a lot of time with the fullbacks, we’ve just given him a little bit of time,” Miles said. “He’s doing really well at tight end. I think he should probably spend a little bit more time there.”
Moreau considers himself a hybrid tight end, but admits to favoring pass catching over blocking.
He hauled in 87 catches for 1,210 yards and 15 touchdowns during his high school career and helped lead Jesuit to a Division I state championship his senior year. LSU tight ends caught 12 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown last season.
Moreau also packed on the most weight of any Tiger heading into fall camp, gaining 24 pounds to bring him up to 261 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame.
“I like doing both, I really do, but ever since high school, I wasn’t really ever hailed for blocking,” Moreau said. “It was more just kind of pass-catching situations I was in with the great quarterbacks that came from my high school, but I would consider myself a hybrid that could do both.”