Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. In this edition, we discuss blue-chip Alabama cornerback Malachi Moore‘s upcoming visit to Baton Rouge.
Malachi Moore sets LSU visit
After notching a second defensive back for the team’s 2019 recruiting class, LSU will begin looking at some of its top targets in the secondary for 2020.
Malachi Moore, a 4-star cornerback from Alabama, will make his inaugural visit to Baton Rouge on Friday, he told SEC Country. The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect picked up an offer from LSU in April during the spring evaluation period.
Moore is a standout for state powerhouse Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) High School, a team that includes multiple Crimson Tide commits such as 4-star quarterback Paul Tyson, 5-star tackle Pierce Quick and 2020 4-star wide receiver Dazalin Worsham.
Moore, rated as the No. 15 cornerback in the 2020 class and a top-100 prospect overall by 247Sports, remains uncommitted.
The fast-rising defensive back has made a string of unofficial visits to kick off the summer. Moore already has stopped at Auburn and Tennessee, and will make it out to the Bayou this weekend. LSU will host its annual lineman and passing camp on Saturday.
Keep Moore’s name in mind when examining potential fits in the Tigers’ 2020 haul. Louisiana is thin on defensive backs with the exception of top-ranked athlete Kayshon Boutte, who worked out at as a receiver earlier this month at camp, and Joel Williams, another athlete that could slide in at cornerback or safety.
In other words, defensive backs coach Corey Raymond could be eyeing out-of-state defensive backs to fill needs in the secondary.
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