LSU’s high-octane spring continued this past weekend, when the Tigers hosted a handful of top 2017 targets for a spring scrimmage on Saturday.
The star-studded cast of attendees over the weekend followed an exciting week of action that included five-star prospects Dylan Moses and JaCoby Stevens returning to Baton Rouge, La., and pushing LSU back into their list of top schools.
Elsewhere, LSU’s other top targets were off testing out the waters at other SEC schools.
Grant Delpit, the nation’s No. 18 safety, made a return trip to LSU to take in his second practice session of the spring.
This time, Delpit brought along his entire family for the visit as he continues to take a hard look at his hometown college early on in his recruitment.
On his return trip to LSU, Delpit made no secret that the Tigers have surfaced as his leading school after a unique visit where he finally felt comfortable with the coaching staff and could focus on football above everything else.
“LSU would probably be at the top of the list,” Delpit told SEC Country. “It’s nothing really specifically that they do, but it’s just a good feeling that when I go there, it feels so familiar.”
The four-star safety out of Houston is one of the nation’s budding prospects, reeling in offers from the likes of Florida and Alabama in recent weeks. The New Orleans native, however, told SEC Country that LSU was already cemented as one of his top schools this spring.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder has made multiple trips to Baton Rouge, La., in addition to TCU and Baylor in recent weeks. He is expected to be in Louisiana the weekend after next to take in LSU’s spring game and compete in a national 7-on-7 invitational event.
Delpit is easily connected to the Tigers, especially with his family ties to Louisiana.
While LSU is out in front at this point, along with some of the in-state schools like Baylor, it remains to be seen how the new schools trying to work into the mix will impact his decision.
For now, LSU is in a strong position to nab one of its top safety targets in the 2017 class.
Nation’s No. 7 outside linebacker returns to LSU for Saturday scrimmage
Alabama has presented itself as a major threat to pry Christopher Allen away from LSU.
The Crimson Tide’s push may have been softened of late, however, as the nation’s No. 7 outside linebacker became a surprise visitor at LSU this weekend for the Tigers’ scrimmage on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Baton Rouge, La., native made the short trek to the LSU campus for the spring practice session.
Allen expressed that he enjoyed his return trip to LSU on Twitter early Monday morning.
Previously, Allen told SEC Country that LSU would definitely crack his top three schools, along with SEC West rival Alabama.
In only a matter of weeks, it appears as if the in-state Tigers have made enough of a push for the highly touted defender to perhaps separate themselves from the pack as Allen’s leading school.
Allen is not only Louisiana’s No. 4 overall prospect, but would fit a major need for LSU at outside linebacker. That is a position expected to be a major point of emphasis in the 2017 recruiting class.
LSU is courting a handful of outside linebacker prospects in this year’s class. Beyond Allen, the list also includes fellow Baton Rouge native Dylan Moses, Texas four-stars K’Lavon Chaisson and Levi Jones and junior college prospect Isaiah Buggs.
Securing a commitment from Allen to keep the prized pass-rusher in The Boot will be a major priority for LSU over the next few months.
Three-star Louisiana cornerback Cheyenne Labruzza made a third visit to LSU this spring on Thursday to take in the Tigers’ practice, but soon hit the road to make other important stops on the recruiting trail.
LSU’s top cornerback target first went to Alabama, which has yet to extend an offer to the 6-foot, 183-pounder out of Albany, La.
Labruzza’s road trip then brought him to Tennessee, which offered the fast-rising cornerback in mid-December.
“I would say I have a high interest in Tennessee,” Labruzza told SEC Country. “They’re a school I’m taking a hard look at.”
Labruzza will make the trek to Florida next weekend as he continues to do his research on all the schools that have offered the cornerback in recent weeks.
While Labruzza is out at many of LSU’s rivals, keep in mind that the in-state Tigers remain the favorite to land the nation’s No. 51 cornerback.
Of course, LSU coach Les Miles told Labruzza he won’t let him go to any other school after he visited in mid-March.
LSU is bound to face a lot of competition for the corner, but the Tigers remain the favorite as Labruzza conducts business with other schools.
LSU wide receiver target takes in Texas A&M’s Friday Night Lights
Al’dontre Davis is very high on LSU’s wide receiver big board, which explains why many other schools across the SEC are also courting the three-star prospect.
The Lutcher, La., native spent Friday in College Station, Texas, taking in A&M’s annual Friday Night Lights event. He posted this photo of him donning the maroon and white.
Davis was one of a handful of major LSU targets on hand at the Aggies’ event, along with five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and four-star running back Toneil Carter.
Like any other highly-touted prospect, Davis is simply exploring all of his options.
Previously, the 6-foot, 190-pound Louisiana wide receiver told SEC Country that Ole Miss and Auburn had garnered his attention, but after earning an offer from LSU that the Tigers were also very much in the race.
Count Texas A&M in that mix as well after the Aggies offered the wideout in late February.