ORLANDO, Fla. — Kary Vincent Jr. is a 4-star cornerback and the No. 13-rated prospect at his position in the talent-laden 2017 recruiting class.
Often, his immense talent is overshadowed by his even bigger personality.
You can make an argument that the four stars represent state-championship speed, a nose for the football, confidence and brute honesty. Even more than his on-the-field prowess, the latter two stars make Vincent the ideal fit at LSU.
“It’s my leadership skills,” Vincent told SEC Country. “That’s one that coach Corey Raymond always talks to me about. It’s my leadership skills along with my talent, my outspoken voice. Communication is real big when it comes to football, and that’s going to play a really big role on our defense.”
The 4-star LSU commit made a splash at the Under Armour All-America Game by beginning his media availability by ending all doubt that he would flip to Texas or Ohio State. Vincent announced he was 115 percent committed to the Tigers — which is closer to 120 percent following his three-day official visit.
His solid stance with LSU is merely a product of his certainly rousing personality.
“I’ve always felt that it’s just easier to be honest about everything,” Vincent said. “Some recruits want to be iffy about it. Why not just come out? The thing about me is that I’ve been so excited since I committed, I just want the whole world to know where I’m going and why I’m going. That’s what I’ve been talking about all week. It’s a blessing and an honor for me, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to play for the greatest university in the nation.”
Vincent’s personality — as outspoken as it may appear — is also quite infectious.
That’s his hope, at least.
Vincent spends much of his time surrounded by 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens and 4-star safety Grant Delpit, who maintain more quiet demeanors.
That puts the onus on Vincent to be the vocal leader on the field — and away from it. The LSU cornerback commit continues to use a high opinion of the Tigers to recruit other blue-chip prospects including Marvin Wilson and K’Lavon Chaisson.
Spoiler alert: Vincent is confident he can get the job done.
“I’m a magnet to people,” he laughed. “People like JaCoby want to be around me, and nothing is wrong with that. I’m just a magnet to people.”
“K’Lavon Chaisson (to LSU) is looking real nice right now,” he added, in reference to his recruiting ability. “When he commits, LSU can put me on the payroll. You know, when I get K’Lavon and Marvin Wilson, coach O (Ed Orgeron) can put me on the payroll. We’re going to have one of the best D-lines in the nation.”
Of course, Chaisson and Wilson joined Vincent on the official visit to LSU last weekend, both giving Vincent some more confidence that they, too, could wear purple and gold next fall.
You can count that Vincent showed off all four of the stars he’s now nationally beloved for.
All ratings are from the 247Sports composite rankings unless otherwise noted.