The college football recruiting season is finally in the home stretch. Signing day is next Wednesday, and this is the final weekend LSU coaches can host recruits on official campus visits.
Unlike the large groups of the last two weekends, LSU has a smaller group scheduled to come in for the last weekend.
Andraez “Greedy” Wiliams has already given LSU his verbal commitment, but this is a key weekend for him as other schools have been recruiting him heavily. The defensive back position is so crowded at LSU right now, that he is a risk to go elsewhere for playing time.
Kicker Connor Culp has been commited to LSU since August, he is making a final visit as well. Fans should hope the bit of cold weather we are having doesn’t dismay the Arizona product; because he can put the ball out the back of the end zone on kickoffs, a talent LSU does not currently have on the roster.
Zachary QB Lindsay Scott is visiting and trying to decide between a very late offer from LSU and one from Maryland. Both teams are trying to replace highly ranked recruits who decommitted late in the process.
Zachary High School QB Lindsey Scott, Jr. — Photo courtesy of sportsNOLA.com
Scott moved up in the recruiting rankings after an outstanding senior season but he is probably a lot closer to Anthony Jennings in talent than he is to Feleipe Franks, the QB LSU is struggling to replace in this class.
The Tigers are also bringing in four star offensive tackle and current Mississippi State commit Scott Lashley. It is clear at this point that Jeff Grimes is trying to bring a third offensive tackle into this class, and Jauan Williams and Lashley are both getting the full court press.
This comes a year after a recruiting class that featured five very highly rated offensive linemen, including two who saw a lot of playing time as freshmen last year.
All the playing time Toby Weathersby and starter Maea Teuhama got may be feeding the last minute push for another lineman. Burning their redshirts last year means both will need to be replaced a year sooner. LSU Coaches know better than anyone in the country that you have to keep the pipeline full.
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Some current LSU targets are taking official visits with other schools. Archbishop Rummel CB Kristian Fulton is the one LSU coaches are most concerned with.
Fulton is a consensus top five CB and a key target for LSU, and like with Greedy Williams the crowded depth chart at DBU is giving other schools plenty of ammo here. Florida, a.k.a. the “fake DBU” is Fulton’s destination this weekend, and they would love to steal this talented athlete out from under the Tigers’ nose.
Current LSU commit Drake Davis chose LSU over Ole Miss, but is still taking his visit to Oxford this weekend. Ole Miss is going to have the last crack at him before the dead period leading into Signing Day.
Ole Miss is also hosting LSU targets safety Deontay Anderson and Kentwood CB Shyheim Carter. Carter is a little lower on the priority list than some of the other CB’s in the class, but Anderson is a key player at a position of need.
Having this many LSU targets all at Ole Miss could be a two edged sword, of course. You hate to see them visiting another school last, but Ole Miss has to feel nervous having them around each other. Hopefully Drake Davis will spend a little time recruiting current Ole Miss lean Deontay Anderson….