Les Miles will return next year, much to the approval of the country’s top inside linebacker.
That would be Ben Davis, who received a face-to-face visit from LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele on Monday afternoon. The 5-star prospect from Gordo, Ala., said he, Steele and Gordo coach Ryan Lolley spoke about Miles’ future during the visit.
“Coach Steele told me that inside the program, they aren’t even worried about it,” Davis told SEC Country. “The media caught up to it and blew it up more than it was. They said they weren’t even worried about it. It wasn’t on their minds.”
Davis, who is considering Alabama and LSU, among other schools, said the conversation was reassuring. He’s had many talks with Miles over the phone and on both unofficial and official visits.
The decision to retain Miles — at least for another year — should help the program’s chances of landing Davis. LSU is competing primarily with Alabama, Auburn, UGA and Notre Dame for his signature.
He is rated as the No. 17 player in the country in 2016.