LSU made an interesting move on Tuesday evening.
The Tigers extended an offer to junior college cornerback Elijah Blades, who was one of the top prospects in the nation not too long ago.
Blades, a one-time Florida verbal commitment and former Nebraska signee, opted to take the junior college route coming out of John Muir (Calif.) High School as a member of the 2017 class. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect was ranked inside the top 150 and heralded as the No. 15 cornerback in the country.
LSU signed one defensive back in its 2018 class. That, of course, was Kelvin Joseph, a safety prospect that will play cornerback upon his June arrival in Baton Rouge.
After missing on both cornerback targets Patrick Surtain Jr. (Alabama) and Mario Goodrich III (Clemson), the Tigers are aiming for a big cornerback haul in 2019. They currently hold a verbal pledge from 4-star All-American Maurice Hampton, but will need to pad their depth and also likely replace redshirt sophomore Greedy Williams after the 2018 season.
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