National Signing Day is merely a week away.
With that being said, LSU is looking to put the finishing touches on the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class. However, it cannot be overstated just how important those final three to four pieces are.
Here’s a look at LSU’s small, but critical big board for offensive targets:
TOP REMAINING TARGETS
Lindsey Scott, three-star, Zachary, La.
Where LSU stands: LSU is in a prime position to land a commitment from Louisiana’s Mr. Football. Even though the Tigers came in late on the dual-threat quarterback, LSU will have the opportunity to host Scott for an official visit this coming weekend and make the final pitch. Scott is also mulling over recent offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Tulane, the three schools the quarterback has visited over the past two weekends. However, with LSU putting the full-court press on Scott to ensure a quarterback is in its 2016 class, things are trending up for the Tigers.
Jauan Williams, four-star, Washington, D.C.
Where LSU stands: LSU solidified its future offensive line by nabbing a commitment from four-star Willie Allen last week, but the Tigers could add a third tackle to their 2016 class should they secure a pledge from Williams, too. The 6-foot-7, 303-pound prospect is considering LSU, Maryland and Florida State, among others.Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron even flew to Maryland to meet with the tackle earlier this month. LSU can sell Williams on the chance for immediate playing time, as the Tigers will lose both of their starting tackles from this past season.
Scott Lashley, four-star, West Point, Miss.
Where LSU stands: LSU has kept a close eye on the four-star prospect from nearby Mississippi, but is facing stark competition from Mississippi State. After visiting Starkville, Miss., and Alabama the past two weekends, LSU will host Lashley for the final weekend of the recruiting season. While Lashley is right behind Williams on LSU’s big board, the Tigers are looking to solidify their offensive line with another tackle.
E.J. Price, four-star, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Where LSU stands: A true dark horse in the race, LSU is behind Auburn, UGA and Southern Cal for the Georgia native. However, the Tigers managed to get Price on campus for an official visit on Jan. 15, which came as a bit of a surprise. Price would be a good get for LSU, but the aforementioned Williams and Lashley are better bets to wind up wearing the purple and gold.
All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.