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Jeremiah Rasco enters fall practice as the starter at one of the defensive end positions.
Who will join him on the opposite side? That's completely in the air at the moment.
Will it be Danielle Hunter, Frank Herron, Tashawn Bower or Kendell Beckwith?
Hunter grabbed the attention of coaches last spring with his raw athleticism and quickness off of the ball, but he needed to work on his technique. After a year of learning under some of the best defensive coaches in college football, Hunter looks to be the next great pass-rusher for the Tigers.
There's no time to get complacent, though. For Hunter to start, he'll have to beat out three highly impressive true freshmen.
Beckwith was LSU's highest recruit listed on the ESPN 300 (No. 41), while Bower and Herron were both composite 4-stars. One thing's for sure—the Tigers' rotation at the defensive end position remains fierce.