After back-to-back weekends of double-digit visitors in Baton Rouge, LSU will close out the month of January with a short but talented list of official visits just days before National Signing Day.
The Tigers kicked the month off with 15 official visitors on Jan. 13-15, then 10 visitors overall from Jan. 20-22.
This weekend, only two recruits will come into town as the LSU coaching staff makes late pitches to put the team in a strong position to close out the class come signing day. Florida outside linebacker Nick Smith was originally scheduled to be a part of this visit, but is now heading to Louisville instead. Kurt Rafdal, the 3-star Indiana tight end, will also not make the trip.
Of course, 4-star Louisiana running back Travis Etienne canceled his visit after committing to Clemson on Thursday evening.
Of the visitors, only one current commit will be on hand. Here’s a look at those who will be visiting LSU this weekend:
Amik Robertson drew a late offer from LSU and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond on Jan. 13. That did not come as a surprise to many, though, given that the 3-star nickel has been on the team’s radar since he camped at LSU in July.
Like most defensive backs from the state of Louisiana, Robertson grew up idolizing former LSU great Tyrann Mathieu. The interesting twist here is that like Mathieu, Robertson measures up at 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, so the comparisons are spot on. Robertson has visited Louisiana Tech and Houston the first two weekends of January, and both represent legitimate competition for the Louisiana native that intends on remaining close to home in Thibodaux. LSU’s pursuit of a fifth defensive back is down to Robertson and 4-star Todd Harris.
- Seth Stewart, 3-star OT (Point Pleasant, W.Va.)
Stewart committed to LSU in July soon after procuring an offer at prospect camp. The 6-foot-7, 300-pounder out of West Virginia and one-time Marshall commit had spent a good chunk of time with LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and then committed during the team’s barbecue.
The interesting part here is that Stewart has not returned to Baton Rouge since that offer and subsequent pledge, but has remained solid throughout the head coaching change.
Stewart intended on visiting last weekend with a slew of the other LSU commits, but a family emergency kept him in West Virginia.
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