LSU’s recruiting momentum has continued with arguably the biggest flip to date.
AJ Carter, the state’s top running back, was offered by LSU coach Ed Orgeron during the elite high school camp this week. As a result, Carter de-committed from UCLA and instead has committed to LSU.
Carter, a 3-star running back from Many (La.) High School, is the third running back to commit to LSU in the past week. He joins 3-star Florida tailback Chris Curry and 3-star Alabama athlete Tae Provens in the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class, which entered the day ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the SEC.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound player from North Louisiana clocked a 4.6-second 40 time at LSU’s elite camp on Friday before landing the offer. After camping during the morning session, Orgeron ate lunch with Carter and his head football coach and toured through campus. Orgeron even handed over the keys to Tiger Stadium while meeting with the highly sought-after tailback.
Carter, who committed to UCLA in April, becomes the No. 22 member of LSU’s 2018 recruiting class.