Open Post | Tuesday, August 1st

Anthony Cook: Yesterday, Anthony Cook announced his top three.

Clemson being out of the picture is promising. I have been told by multiple sources that Cook plans to announce a decision sometime in early October. The two schools that come up when I talk to anyone in the know about Anthony Cook are Ohio State and Texas. It feels like it’s probably a two-horse race. But after covering the OU/Jacob Phillips saga last year, I’ve learned to never count LSU out. – (Super K)

Team Notes | Quick Hitters: Spoke with a source yesterday and picked up a few team notes:

*Still hearing that Texas expects Poona to have a big year. He’s starting NG.

*Wilbon and Daniels rotating behind Poona

*Taquon Graham likely will not redshirt. It sounds like the defense is simple enough and he runs even better than the staff anticipated. He’s running behind Roach at the 4i.

*Heard that while Duvernay is currently the starting slot, they may give him a look on the outside to get some additional speed on the edge.

*As we mentioned earlier in the summer and some of media outlets have mentioned from early on in practice, Reggie Hemphill is a guy the staff seems to really like.

*Spoke to someone about Bimage and was told he’s playing behind Hughes and McCulloch. The battle is definitely between McCulloch and Hughes. Both guys had great summers. I’m told Bimage is still a year or two away.

*Also, was told that Reese Leitao is “big and smooth and plays like he’s been there for years”. He obviously has to serve his suspension but I was told he’s definitely a candidate to play this year.

*Also, can confirm what Andrew noted yesterday regarding Shackelford’s move to OG.

*Josh Thompson was the freshman on the back end that really got the most reps yesterday. The staff seems to really like Thompson.