Happy Monday, LSU fans.
This weekend was a pivotal one for recruiting purposes. LSU hosted a double-digit number of prospects, but also received some news for its current players and basketball team.
Here are 10 things to know:
- Kristian Fulton, the nation’s No. 3 cornerback, put LSU in front after an official visit this weekend. The New Orleans native roomed with Donte Jackson and spent much of his time with defensive backs coach Corey Raymond, who said there was a strong chance to make an immediate impact as early as next season.
- Four-star offensive guard Donavaughn Campbell “loved everything” about his official visit to LSU. Campbell said the LSU coaches believe he has a chance to earn playing time as a true freshman.
- Center Ethan Pocic and safety John Battle are reportedly going to sit out this spring. Both suffered hip injuries that require surgery, and will likely be out for six months or longer.
- Here are the three best things that could happen for LSU recruiting after this weekend. Not surprisingly, it includes swaying three in-state prospects who could help the Tigers maintain the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.
- LSU wide receiver commit Dee Anderson is expected to enroll on Tuesday. He will be LSU’s fifth early enrollee for the class of 2016. Anderson needed to pass an English test before heading off to college.
- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural announced he’ll be back for senior season. Dural has been eligible to enter the NFL Draft each of the past two years. He finished second on the team in receiving in 2015 despite tearing his hamstring in the Tigers’ 10th game of the season against Ole Miss.
- LSU quarterback target Anthony Russo committed to Temple. The three-star Pennsylvania product reopened his recruitment early last week, and even received a visit from the LSU coaching staff.
- Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu predicted Frank Wilson would return to LSU … as the head coach. Mathieu played under Wilson, who was recently named the head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
- LSU got its top quarterback target Dwayne Haskins to commit to taking an official visit. Haskins, a four-star prospect who is committed to Maryland, is expected to visit Baton Rouge on Jan. 22.
- LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond traveled all across the South to swing recruits’ favors. That included trips to visit defensive back prospects Trayvon Mullen and Jamel Cook in Florida, as well as Deontay Anderson in Texas.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- NOLA.com’s Jeff Duncan wrote that Ben Simmons’ freshman season ranks with all-time greats. LSU’s freshman sensation scored 16 points and corralled 18 rebounds against Arkansas on Saturday, but said he considered it a disappointment nonetheless.
- The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais wrote that the LSU Tigers were predictably unpredictable in their win over Arkansas, but awfully fun to watch. LSU was cold in the first half, but pulled out a heart-pounding and important win over the Razorbacks on Saturday.