Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we discuss CamRon Jackson, Louisiana’s top defensive lineman in the 2020 class, who will visit LSU on Saturday for the spring game.
LSU offer on the way for CamRon Jackson?
CamRon Jackson’s recruitment is beginning to take off.
The 4-star defensive tackle has garnered early offers from Alabama and Texas A&M, and more are likely to follow. That could include LSU, his in-state team.
Jackson, a two-way standout for Haynesville (La.) High School, is set to make his first visit to LSU on Saturday for the team’s annual spring game. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound prospect from north Louisiana has been in increased communication with coach Ed Orgeron and area recruiter Steve Ensminger over the past month, with conversations steered toward visiting Baton Rouge and leaving with an offer.
Additionally, the staff has been contacting his teammate and cousin, Joseph Evans, who has been committed to the Tigers since the fall.
“They have been talking about offering me, probably,” Jackson told SEC Country. “I’m going [to LSU on Saturday] with my cousin Joseph, who is already committed to them. Coach O told Joseph that he wanted to see me when I come down there, so you know …”
Jackson, who prefers to play along the defensive line at the next level, is ranked inside the top-200 prospects nationally in the Class of 2020, according to the 247Sports rankings. He’s ranked as the No. 12 defensive tackle and a top-10 recruit in Louisiana.
Under Orgeron’s rein as LSU’s head coach, keeping the state’s top defensive line talent has been a point of emphasis. Prospects such as Rashard Lawrence (2016), Ed Alexander (2016),, Tyler Shelvin (2017), Davin Cotton (2018) and Dare Rosenthal (2018) all picked LSU.
Orgeron has already offered Alexandria (La.) tackle Jacobian Guillory, the state’s top defensive lineman. Should he follow suit with Jackson, it may yield a commitment.
“LSU is my dream school, so an offer would mean everything to me,” Jackson admitted. “I’m just ready to go with my cousin and see what happens.”
TJ Finley makes return to LSU
LSU held its final practice on Thursday afternoon, one final tune-up before the team’s spring game on Saturday. A major in-state prospect was in attendance.
TJ Finley, a 4-star quarterback from Ponchatoula (La.) High School, was on campus and on the field for the day alongside head coach Hank Tierney.
Finley is in the discussion to be the top signal-caller in Louisiana’s 2020 class and has procured early offers from the likes of Auburn and Louisville, among others. LSU has yet to offer, but is expected to pull the trigger after the spring evaluation period or at prospect camp in June.
The coaching staff is high on Finley, who measures up at 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds. He previously visited for junior day earlier in the spring.
Marcel Brooks schedules official visit
Top-120 outside linebacker Marcel Brooks has lined up his official visit to LSU.
Brooks, the top outside linebacker on the team’s 2019 board, will return to Baton Rouge for a second time in as many months on April 27 for his official visit. The 4-star Texas prospect took in a junior day in March and is scheduled to commit to either LSU or Alabama on his birthday on June 25.
Brooks ranks as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the country. LSU likes him as a hybrid safety/outside linebacker that can also rush the quarterback.
The Tigers are in store for a big recruiting weekend on Saturday due to the spring game. On April 27 weekend, LSU will host a handful of key targets for official visits, including Brooks, 4-star edge-rusher Kevin Harris II, 4-star lineman Caedan Wallace and Cal running back transfer Tre Watson
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