Happy Tuesday, LSU fans.
After an exhilarating weekend, Monday offered us no shortage of breaks in the action. More LSU recruits recapped their official visits, and not all of them had encouraging news for the Tigers.
Here are eight things to know:
- Four-star offensive lineman Scott Lashley has an all-SEC final three. LSU, Alabama and Mississippi State all made the final cut for the nation’s No. 19 offensive tackle.
- Andre Anthony’s commitment to LSU was “strengthened” after official visit. Anthony spent much of the weekend with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and discussed his possible role in LSU’s new 3-4 defense.
- LSU defensive tackle commit Glen Logan is being heavily pursued by Miami before the four-star prospect takes an official visit there this weekend.
- LSU wide receiver commit Da’Monte Coxie left his official visit feeling solid on his pledge, but will continue to explore all of his options over the next month. Coxie, a three-star prospect, was offered by Alabama in December and intends on releasing a top three on Tuesday.
- This weekend’s four biggest recruiting stories for LSU include encouraging details about Kristian Fulton, Dwayne Haskins and Rashard Lawrence for the Tigers. However, it also includes four-star wide receiver commit Drake Davis perhaps indicating that he’ll consider his other options.
- LSU can withstand the loss of ace recruiter Frank Wilson thanks to the presence of Orgeron. LSU’s defensive line coach was courted by the likes of Southern Cal and Mississippi State in recent weeks, but his role with the Tigers is now integral to continued success on the recruiting trail.
- Cornerback Tre’Davious White and linebacker Kendell Beckwith both announced they would return for their senior seasons. White has started three years at cornerback and has also served as one of LSU’s punt returners. Beckwith just finished his first year as a Tigers starter and finished second on the team in tackles.
- Four-star LSU quarterback target Dwayne Haskins has committed to Ohio State. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron had convinced Haskins to officially visit LSU over the weekend, but all that momentum is seemingly lost after Haskins de-committed from Maryland and pledged to the Buckeyes.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter took a look at LSU’s 2016 opponents, and what each of those teams will gain and lose before next season. One interesting twist is that LSU opens 2016 against Wisconsin, and Aranda, the former Badgers defensive coordinator, has assumed the same role with the Tigers.
- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger wrote that LSU must keep together its top-ranked recruiting class as Wilson leaves to be a head coach. Wilson was one of the best recruiters in the SEC.