Marlon Williams opens up his recruitment, emerges as LSU target
LSU continues to take a look at all of its available options at wide receiver, and one target is beginning to emerge for the Tigers.
Marlon Williams, a 3-star wideout from Alabama, de-committed from Southern California on Tuesday morning.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder out of McGill Toolen (Ala.) High has only one official visit scheduled as of now, and that’s to LSU. Williams recently shifted his visit date from this weekend to Jan. 20. He is considering an official stop at Tennessee on the final weekend of the month.
Williams has been pursued by LSU, Auburn and Tennessee, as well as Southern Cal, but has stated a desire to play in the SEC.
Alabama area recruiter and LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig is handling Williams’ recruitment.
LSU’s wide receiver board remains loaded at this juncture in the recruiting cycle. It begins with 4-star Amite (La.) standout DeVonta Smith and 3-star New Orleans product Racey McMath.
The Tigers remain in touch with 4-star Alabama receiver Nico Collins as well. You can now add Williams to that expanding list.
LSU holds commitments from two wide receivers in it 2017 class. Mannie Netherly enrolled on campus earlier in the week. The Tigers also hold a pledge from 4-star junior college receiver Stephen Guidry, who is a summer enrollee.
Five different wideouts have transferred out of Baton Rouge since the end of the 2015 season, meaning the position is of great need in this year’s class. LSU is hoping for a four-receiver haul, with Smith, McMath, Collins and Williams are serious options leading up to National Signing Day.
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