BATON ROUGE, La. — One of the more interesting offers allotted came in the aftermath of Friday’s elite prospect camp.
LSU offered in-state defensive back Joseph Foucha, who camped in Baton Rouge on Thursday for the second summer in a row.
Foucha, a 3-star safety, is the No. 31 prospect at the position in the 2018 recruiting class and a top-15 recruit in Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound defensive back from McDonogh 35 (La.) High School in New Orleans holds offers from most of the SEC, including Alabama and Auburn, who along with Florida State, comprise his top schools.
Auburn holds 80 percent of the Crystal Ball picks for Foucha, who grew up as a fan of former Tigers quarterback Cam Newton.
Foucha camped at LSU last year and caught the attention of former New Orleans area recruiter Jabbar Juluke. Mickey Joseph was a mainstay at McDonogh 35 practices during the NCAA’s Evaluation Period in May, leading Foucha to return to LSU for camp on Thursday with his teammates. Foucha worked out in front of defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and received his offer from the in-state power 24 hours after heading back down I-10.
The Tigers are in the mix to add at least one and likely two more defensive backs to their 2018 recruiting class, which ranks No. 3 in the nation and tops in the SEC.