Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman.
In this edition, we discuss LSU’s chances with top-50 prospect Kamryn Babb. The 4-star wide receiver from St. Louis is planning to visit Baton Rouge by the end of the summer. The Tigers are becoming a major threat to Ohio State for the elite recruit.
BEAVERTON, Ore. — LSU’s pursuit of wide receivers has taken an interesting turn in recent months.
While much of the focus of Ed Orgeron’s first full recruiting class at LSU has been a Louisiana-first philosophy, the Tigers have garnered momentum with a very notable out-of-state prospect.
Kamryn Babb is a top-50 prospect in the 2018 class and the No. 10 wide receiver in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. While 100-percent of the crystal ball picks favor Ohio State, Babb named LSU as the team that has been pushing the hardest in recent months.
“I grew up watching LSU, watching Odell Beckham,” Babb told SEC Country. “I’ve been talking to them a lot more, so I just need to get there and visit. I’ve got a great relationship with their coaching staff and they tell me that they really want me there, they tell me all the time what they see in me. I want to make sure I get there for a visit.”
That visit could come as early as this month or sometime before the end of the summer. It might not happen until the fall. One thing for sure is that Babb will use one of his official visits at LSU.
The Tigers’ push
Mickey Joseph has been spearheading LSU’s efforts with Babb. The Tigers wide receivers coach touched base with the 4-star prospect a couple of months ago and has tried luring Babb to campus ever since.
Babb will return to Ohio State in July. LSU is hoping for one, too.
“A couple of months ago, LSU just really started communicating with me and were letting me know that they really want me, they want to see me,” Babb said. “I’m trying to get down there and they’re trying to get close with my family.”
Joseph’s increased communication with Babb is yielding results.
LSU’s message has centered around a family-first pitch. As Joseph has pushed harder, the Missouri native believes his relationship and view of LSU is improving on a regular basis.
“You know, he’s a very honest guy, a straight-up guy and he has good intentions for me and my family,” Babb said of Joseph. “We’ve been building our relationship every day, and getting to know him every day has been really good for our relationship.”
LSU is courting the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect as a versatile offensive weapon that can line up outside or in the slot.
Remember, the Tigers are hoping to reel in at least four and potentially five receivers in their 2018 haul. The coaching staff has identified Babb as a prospect that could lift the program to new levels.
“They have discussed moving me around, allowing me to play multiple positions,” Babb said of LSU’s pitch. “They think that I can contribute to that offense and get the team to compete in national championships.”
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