LSU’s pursuit of a quarterback in its 2018 recruiting class has taken new life.
Matt Canada will head to Georgia on Wednesday to visit with 3-star dual-threat quarterback Jarren Williams, who de-committed from Kentucky last week.
Williams is the No. 17 dual-threat signal caller in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Canada visited with elite Louisiana quarterback Justin Rogers on Monday and is in Houston on Tuesday to check in on 2019 4-star quarterback Grant Gunnell. On Wednesday, he’ll head to Central Gwinnett (Ga.) High School to observe Williams, who visited LSU in March for national junior day when he secured his offer.
Williams reopened his recruitment last week, allowing LSU, Florida and Alabama to emerge as the biggest suitors for the fast-rising prospect. All three SEC schools have offered Williams this spring after unofficial visits.
Canada and LSU had been courting Rogers, the lone quarterback in Louisiana with an offer from the program, but momentum has shifted toward TCU. Rogers is expected to commit to either LSU, TCU or North Carolina on May 31, but sources familiar with the situation believe the Parkway (La.) High School standout has already made up his mind.
Williams is another quarterback that LSU is very keen on after he visited earlier in the spring. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound quarterback has seen his recruitment spike in recent months. Canada’s visit to Georgia represents a major step in the Tigers’ pursuit of Williams. LSU should begin to push for a commitment later on this spring.
The Tigers are only expected to take one quarterback in their 2018 class. Williams is emerging as the favorite to fill that void.