There was a pause for concern — at least momentarily.
LSU running back commit Clyde Edwards-Helaire reopened his recruitment earlier on Monday. The 3-star tailback was not pleased with the level of communication with the Tigers’ coaching staff.
Then, the boom came.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron sounded his now patented “Hold that Tiger” tweet after reaching out to Edwards-Helaire on the phone a few hours later.
Those talks reassured Edwards-Helaire that he wanted to remain committed to LSU, but also reminded the coaching staff to continue to prioritize its lone running back commit.
“There was a lot of talking and some calls tonight,” Edwards-Helaire told SEC Country. “We talked about me being a priority and they made some offensive promises. It really reaffirmed things.”
“I’m feeling good on the approach and I’m looking forward to our future conversations,” he added. “I’m underrated, but not less talented.”
So, where does that leave Edwards-Helaire in his recruitment?
The Catholic (La.) High product is not expected to take any official visits other than to LSU. In fact, he is firm with the Tigers — the team he committed to in February — so long as the coaching staff holds up its end of the bargain.
Orgeron and running backs coach Jabbar Juluke have spearheaded Edwards-Helaire’s recruitment.
Yet again, the door has closed on the 5-foot-8, 190-pounder’s recruitment.
For what it’s worth, multiple sources have told SEC Country that Edwards-Helaire’s statement and his updated pledge has zero impact on what 5-star back Cam Akers will do Tuesday night.
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