Ex-LSU coach thought Zion Williamson could be ‘best tight end to ever live’

Zion Williamson is already taking the college basketball world by storm with his freakish athleticism, and at least one college football coach feels the Duke star could accomplish similar feats on the gridiron.

Eric Mateos  offered Williamson a scholarship to play football at LSU when he was working as an assistant under then-interim head coach Ed Orgeron back in 2016. Williamson grabbed Mateos’ attention the same way he grabbed everyone else’s — with his incredible dunking videos on YouTube.

“I thought, hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live,” Mateos said.

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