After hosting a slew of blue-chip recruits over the weekend for official visits, the LSU staff was back on the road again on Monday.
Among the first stops was a visit to linebacker commit Patrick Queen.
Queen, a 4-star recruit from Livonia (La.) High School, is the lone linebacker in the Tigers’ 2017 recruiting class. He’s also among the most solid commits.
That combination of talent and need was just a part of what was discussed when head coach Ed Orgeron and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond went in-home with Queen on Monday.
“It was great,” Queen told SEC Country. “I had a really good time. We talked about my responsibilities as a student and then how I probably have the highest chance of getting a lot of playing time, if not starting.”
This is the second time members of the LSU coaching staff went in-home with Queen.
The first came during the December contact period when Raymond and Tigers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda made their way to Queens’ home. That led to Queen shutting down his recruitment and cementing his path to LSU.
This time, Aranda was replaced by Orgeron, but it yielded a similar result.
“It’s just great to be able to sit down and talk about your life for the next three or four years and know that there are great people that want nothing but the best for you,” Queen said. “Coach O is a great guy with great humor, and that has (made) this all even better.”
Queen, a 6-foot-1, 219-pounder, will make his official visit to LSU this upcoming weekend.
He’ll make the short trek from Livonia to Baton Rouge, where he’ll be joined by fellow blue-chip linebackers such as Willie Gay and Jacob Phillips, two more prospects that the Tigers are hoping will join Queen on defense.
“They’re hoping that we come hungry,” Queen laughed, “and that it’s going to be a great experience.”
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