Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we discuss top-100 wide receiver Jalen Curry, who has made multiple unofficial visits to LSU in the past month. Where do the Tigers stand in his recruitment?
Jalen Curry has LSU in lead group
NEW ORLEANS — Jalen Curry has become a familiar face in and around LSU’s campus over the past month.
Curry, a top-100 prospect in the 2019 class and the No. 17-ranked wide receiver nationally, attended LSU’s elite junior day in late January and returned this past Friday for a second unofficial stop.
The short trek from Houston to Baton Rouge has become routine for the 4-star prospect, who has the Tigers in his lead group along with Auburn and Ohio State after two impactful visits.
“Both visits were truly amazing,” Curry told SEC Country at Pylon’s 7-on-7 event in New Orleans over the weekend. “The coaches made me feel at home. It was a great environment, a great historical program. They send a lot of players to the league and it’s just an all-around great program and great school.”
Curry, along with teammate and priority quarterback target Grant Gunnell, were on hand for the elite junior day, which was designed for the top in-state prospects. Curry and Gunnell were the lone exceptions.
That’s because both 4-star prospects from St. Pius X (Texas) High School sit atop of LSU’s board for the Class of 2019. That was made clear to both during the visit.
“It means a lot,” Curry said. “They show a lot of love and that they really want me. I’m a main priority for them and I’m at the top of their list. They keep showing me love and that they really care for me, and that means a lot for me.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Curry has the Tigers in his lead group along with Ohio State and Auburn. The biggest reason why is communication.
Both coach Ed Orgeron and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph are spearheading LSU’s push for Curry.
“They’re definitely on top,” Curry said. “Great communication with Coach O and Coach Joseph. They’re really on me a lot. They really like my game and they really want me to come.”
“Communication is the key,” he added. “They’ve been communicating with me a lot. Mainly, just communicating and saying how much they love and want me up there. Their communication is at the top of the list along with Ohio State and Auburn.”
LSU’s offensive production in 2018 will certainly play a role in Curry’s decision.
The staff has plans for the big-bodied wide receiver, which has Curry anxious to see the team play in the spring game on April 21. Already, the 4-star prospect is confident in what’s brewing behind the scenes.
“The plan is for them to spread the ball out, throw the ball around more and get physical wide receivers to go make plays, and that’s what I am,” Curry detailed. “They’ve been mentioning that a lot to me, so we’ll see what they do in the spring game. I trust them, though. I believe in them. I know they’re not giving me crap; they’ve stayed 100 with me and that’s what I like.”
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