Indiana DL transfer Philip Blidi sets LSU official visit

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Indiana transfer defensive lineman Philip Blidi is looking for his final stop for his college career. Quickly, plenty of programs have offered and shown interest in the 6-3, 295-pounder. LSU is one of those programs that’ll host him for an official visit.

He’ll officially visit LSU on April 10, he said. Blidi told On3 on Tuesday that he plans to visit Washington the weekend of April 5, before visiting Arizona in April. Oklahoma will host him April 19. Texas A&M and Auburn are also pushing to land a visit from the 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive lineman.

LSU offered this month with defensive line coach Bo Davis and EDGE coach Kevin Peoples showing serious interest early on. Blidi is eyeing Davis’ ability to develop as a key piece for why the Tigers are quickly in the mix.

“Bo Davis and Coach Peoples, they both watch my film. They love my film,” Blidi told On3. “Just the background of Coach Davis, he has everything I need in terms of development. He’s a great man. Outside of him being a coach, the guys that’s played for him have that same feedback. Those guys experienced was a coach that cared for them, a coach that kept it real with them, real transparent coach, which is something that’s important. You need a coach that you can trust, too, in terms of developing you for the NFL. He’s developed many guys from the NFL. I know that about him. He’s going to coach hard. He’s one of the best coaches in the country, and even maybe the best d-line coach in the country.”

In 12 games with 11 starts in 2023, he 30 tackles, four tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. On top of being a big man in the middle, he wants to motivate his team to be great with hopes of winning a championship.

“The next program, I’m going to bring a lot of experience. I’m going to bring a mentality, a different mentality,” Blidi said. “I got a lot in terms of why I do it. You know what I mean? That’s how I play. A lot of people that play around me can tell it’s different from my play style, my mentality, and what I bring to a team. Also, the care factor I have in bringing the guys up around me. Those guys are gonna be getting better around me. I challenge guys to be great, just like I expect them to challenge me to be great. 

“At the end of the day, I wanna win a championship. Wanna win a Natty, I wanna win a conference championship. There’s not a lot of schools that you can go and do that at, and there’s a select few of schools that are actually gonna go do that this year. LSU’s one of those schools.”

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