Saturday is one of the most important dates on the LSU recruiting calendar this year.
It’s the team’s second junior day function of the spring, which coincides with the second week of spring practice. That will draw several significant recruits into town, including elite in-state quarterback Justin Rogers and wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr.
The Parkway (La.) High School tandem will make their way back to LSU to take in the Tigers’ spring practice session in the morning, they informed SEC Country. Neither the 4-star dual-threat quarterback or the 5-star wide receiver is expected to stay for the junior day events, though, after taking part in similar activities a month ago at “Boys From The Boot.”
Rogers, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal-caller, has been to Baton Rouge several times in the past month, including last month’s junior day and a spontaneous visit to campus last Saturday night. He was accompanied by both Marshall and fellow Shreveport, La.-area recruiter and LSU commit Ar’Darius Washington at the time.
Rogers did not get an opportunity to meet with any of the LSU coaches when he visited last week, only spent time with Tigers redshirt freshman defensive back Greedy Williams, his uncle.
Consider Rogers LSU’s primary target at quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class. The 4-star quarterback is hoping to announce his commitment sometime in June leading up to his senior season, and the Tigers are among his top seven schools along with North Carolina, TCU, Oregon, Houston, Tennessee and Louisville.
Rogers boasts a strong relationship with new LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who is selling the Louisiana native on being a part of the new offense in Baton Rouge. Consider that the biggest factor in Rogers’ upcoming decision, and LSU’s ability to show him as much during spring practices and again during the annual spring game in April is of paramount importance this spring.
Rogers will get his first look at the offense on Saturday and expect more follow-up visits to come.
As far as Marshall goes, it’s a similar story. The 5-star wide receiver and top-ranked recruit in the state has developed a close-knit bond with new wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph. The Tigers are among Marshall’s top schools this spring, a list that includes TCU, Texas A&M and Oregon, among others.
Like Rogers, an evolving passing attack is crucial to Marshall’s interest in LSU. Taking in spring practice is a positive step in the right direction for landing to Northern Louisiana standouts.
Marshall and Rogers are the Nos. 1 and 9 recruits in the state, per the 247Sports composite rankings.