Back in 2014, LSU landed a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 running back.
That was Leonard Fournette, and it appears as if the Tigers are aiming to do the same in 2018, too.
LSU extended an offer to five-star running back Zamir White on Friday, the prospect announced on Twitter.
White, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound North Carolina native, is rated as top running back in the Class of 2018 and the No. 2 prospect overall.
He already reports offers from UGA, Alabama and Florida, among many others.
White is already committed to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
What it means: LSU already has a stable of talent in its backfield entering the 2016 season. The Tigers have a commitment from one of Louisiana’s premier in-state running backs in their 2017 class, with their eyes on more prospects.
And now LSU is doing the same in the Class of 2018.
The success of Leonard Fournette, Jeremy Hill, Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard have helped the Tigers establish a reputation as the new “RBU,” which means they will be in the mix for many of the nation’s premier running backs year in and year out.
It is quite early in the process for White, so don’t expect a commitment just yet. Given that he is a rising junior, he could commit, de-commit and change his mind quite often before ultimately choosing a college.
LSU has as good of a chance as any other school in the mix for White, though it will have to battle it out with the heavyweights in order to land him.