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 where LSU fits in Geor’Quaris Spivey’s top three. Ed Orgeron offered the in-state tight end a scholarship in June, which was the highlight of a very busy summer for the fast-rising north Louisiana prospect. Find every post of SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers recruiting notebook right here.
Geor’Quarius Spivey breaks down his top 3
RAYMOND, Miss. — Geor’Quarius Spivey has had an eventful summer.
The sleeper tight end from Richwood High School in Monroe, La., camped at Mississippi State, LSU and TCU, and walked away from each campus with an offer in hand.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound prospect also holds offers from in-state schools such as Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette, but his three newest offers comprise his top three. He is be nearing a decision, too.
Spivey will make a decision on Oct. 6, he informed SEC Country on Thursday. LSU, TCU and Mississippi State are his finalists leading into a decision two months away.
“What I like about all of them is that they treat you like family,” Spivey told SEC Country at the Varsity Preps Elite Camp at Hinds Community College. “When you come to visit or go to a camp, they treat you like your family. They do you good and they teach you a lot of skills that you’re going to use.”
“Right now, they are all the same,” he added. “LSU, Mississippi State, TCU, they’re all on the same level.”
Spivey participated in the LSU’s skill players camp at the beginning of June. That’s where he drew an offer from coach Ed Orgeron himself.
A month removed, he still has difficulty grasping that he holds an offer from the Tigers.
“I was shocked,” Spivey laughed. “It was amazing, just an absolutely amazing feeling. Well, I’m still surprised about it and, yeah, just I’m really still surprised.”
LSU tight ends coach and area recruiter Steve Ensminger has remained in contact with Spivey over the course of the summer. Those conversations have centered around Spivey continuing to put in the work ahead of his senior season
Spivey could decide to commit ahead of the fall, but more likely than not, the fast-rising tight end will make up his mind after the season. LSU is going to be in the mix largely because of how he envisions fitting into the new-look offense.
“The coaches text me from now and then, just about every week,” he explained. “They make sure that I’m having a great day and that I’m being a better person and I’m working hard and everything. I see myself fitting in really good there, and if I come there, I know that I have to work hard. That’s what I need to do.”
LSU among top schools for top ’19 QB Bo Nix
LSU is unlikely to land a quarterback in its 2018 recruiting class, which puts added pressure on the team’s attempt to reel in multiple passers in the Class of 2019.
One rising junior that the Tigers are quietly in good shape with is Bo Nix.
Nix, the No. 1 rated dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 recruiting class, included LSU in his top eight on Thursday night. LSU extended an offer to the 4-star prospect earlier this spring.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pounder from Pinson (Ala.) Valley High School is the son of former Auburn signal-caller Patrick Nix. Naturally, Auburn holds 100-percent of the Crystal Ball picks for the younger Nix.
Nix has made several unofficial stops in The Plains early on in his recruitment and has yet to make it to the Bayou. That could very easily change when the fall rolls around.
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— Bo Nix (@bo_nix10) August 4, 2017
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