Patrick Queen has been one of the stalwarts of LSU’s star-studded 2017 recruiting class, and revealed the four destinations where he’ll be taking official visits this fall on Monday.
Queen, a 4-star athlete projected to play linebacker when he arrives at LSU, plans to take officials to LSU, Ole Miss, Indiana and Nebraska, he announced. No dates have been confirmed thus far.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pound prospect from Livonia (La.) High School committed to LSU back in February during the Tigers’ Junior Day event. Queen is firmly embedded in LSU’s 2017 class, but like any highly sought-after prospect, plans to take at least of four of five allotted officials.
Queen has made several unofficial trips to LSU’s nearby Baton Rouge, La., campus, beginning on the team’s Junior Day and again during the team’s spring practices in March.
Ole Miss, the only other SEC power expected to receive an official visit from Queen, extended an offer to the 4-star linebacker in June during a prospect camp. Queen’s close friend and LSU target Todd Harris is also strongly considering Ole Miss, and the two elite talents will likely visit Oxford, Miss., together in the fall.
Nebraska is another big-time program that offered Queen recently. The Cornhuskers have long recruited The Boot fairly well, and coach Mike Riley has always found a way to poach some of Louisiana’s more underrated prospects dating back to his time at Oregon State.
Fellow Big Ten power Indiana was also quick to offer Queen soon after he pledged to LSU. Indiana was Queen’s 10th offer.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.