LSU made an impression, and now the Tigers are following through.
Just days after extending a scholarship offer to four-star Florida State commit Jamel Cook, LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond will board a plane to visit the prospect Friday, according to NOLA.com’s James Smith.
The Tigers offered Cook on Jan. 7 and eight days later he’ll get a chance to further engage with Raymond about potentially joining the Tigers’ secondary.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect out of Miami Central High School (Miami, Fla.) has tentative plans to visit LSU on Jan. 29. Cook is scheduled to head to Louisville this weekend and USC on Jan. 22
After meeting with Cook, Raymond will stay in the Sunshine State and pay a visit to the nation’s No. 3 cornerback.
Trayvon Mullen, a four-star cornerback out of Coconut Creek High School in Pompano, Fla., is scheduled to visit LSU on Jan. 22.
Raymond visited with Mullen on Nov. 30, but the 6-foot-1, 168-pound prospect has since taken official visits to Florida State (Dec. 4) and will make an appearance at Clemson this weekend.
The last pit stop on this trip will be in Texas, where Raymond will meet with four-star safety Deontay Anderson.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound prospect is the nation’s No. 3 safety and is expected to visit LSU on Jan. 22.
Anderson’s visit to Baton Rouge, La. will be sandwiched between officials to Texas this weekend and Ole Miss on Jan. 29. LSU is likely in second behind the Rebels in the race for Anderson, which puts the pressure on Raymond to attempt to sway him.
More importantly, Raymond’s out-of-state ventures may indicate where LSU stands with four-star Louisiana cornerback Kristian Fulton. Florida running backs coach Tim Skipper visited the New Orleans native on Thursday, but Fulton is still slated to head to LSU this weekend.
However, Fulton is thought to be leaning toward the Gators while also entertaining LSU’s last-ditch effort to land the local product. Raymond and the LSU coaching staff may be aware of where they stand with Fulton, which led Raymond to put the full-court press on Mullen and Cook.