LSU’s search for athletes in its 2018 recruiting class has reached enemy territory.
On Wednesday, the Tigers extended an offer to 4-star athlete Alontae Taylor. Taylor is a Tennessee commit.
Taylor plays quarterback for Coffee Country Central (Tenn.) High School, but he will likely transition to wide receiver or defensive back at the next level. That’s a fitting move for the 6-foot, 182-pound prospect.
LSU holds 5 commitments in its 2018 recruiting class — 3 defensive backs, 1 wide receiver and a linebacker. That’s the count heading into the team’s annual “Boys From The Boot” recruiting function this weekend.
At either wide receiver or defensive back, Taylor would fit a need for LSU. The Tigers want to add at least 4 receivers in this cycle and several defensive backs to replace Donte Jackson, Kevin Toliver II, John Battle and Ed Paris after the 2017 college football season.
However, an LSU offer might not shake up much for Taylor.
“No more camps, and to me, it’s no longer a visit when I go to Knoxville, it’s me going home,” Taylor told SEC Country after his commitment last June. “I’m probably going to come back in July and hang out with the players, and I’ll be at every home game.
Taylor has a double-digit offer sheet, including overtures from Louisville, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Ole Miss.
The Vols commit is the No. 8 overall prospect from the state of Tennessee and the No. 19 athlete in the 2018 recruiting cycle.
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