LSU’s Les Miles stops by to check on West Monroe commitment

Visitors to the Applebee’s at Pecanland Mall got a little brush with fame Monday.

LSU head football coach Les Miles was hosting recruit Jordan Allen, West Monroe’s senior defensive end, and West Monroe coach Don Shows on a quick lunch meeting before Miles headed north for a recruiting trip.

Miles, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and defensive line coach Brick Haley dropped by Monroe at 11:30 a.m. Monday, flying in for lunch before hopping back in the plane at 2 p.m. for a 6 p.m. recruiting visit in Memphis.

Shows paid for his and the LSU coaches’ meals, while Allen’s family, who joined him at the lunch, paid for theirs. Allen and Studrawa even shared a pile of cheese sticks.

The main topic of conversation was Allen’s scheduled official visit, set for Jan. 23, along with the Rebels’ Class 5A state championship and the Tigers’ 19-17 loss to Penn State in this past weekend’s Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.