A family tradition got more potent on Tuesday when Isidore Newman offensive lineman Brett Bordelon committed to LSU. Brett follows in his brother, Bo’s, and father, Ben’s, footsteps that took each to Baton Rouge.
A 6-foot-5, 275-pound sophomore, the younger Bordelon started as a freshman at Newman on the same offensive line as his brother before Bo headed off to LSU in Brian Kelly’s first signing class.
Only a couple of days after he took over, Kelly extended an offer when he was checking up on his brother, who had been committed to the Tigers under the previous regime. He saw a bright future that Newman head coach Nelson Stewart saw as soon as the Bordelon’s enrolled in school.
“I think he’s very physical,” Stewart stated when Bordelon landed the offer. “He was an awesome left tackle. He’s super athletic. He moves really well. He’s real good in pass protection. He’s physical, he’s fearless, and he’s different.”
Bordelon camped at LSU in June and worked inside and on edge, where offensive line coach Brad Davis provided him a lot of positive feedback on his technique and movement skills. Camp stops in the days to follow at Georgia and Alabama earned offers from both head coaches but landing the LSU legacy was always going to be an uphill battle.
Bordelon will enter his junior season as a two-year starter at left tackle and is the Tigers’ second commitment for the 2025 class, joining cornerback Jaylen Bell from Georgia.