Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we discuss the state of LSU linebacker commit Micah Baskerville‘s commitment to the Tigers. While the 3-star Northern Louisiana native has maintained a solid pledge to LSU, he is still hearing from other coaches and visiting other schools. When they try to force a flip, Baskerville has a … unique response.
Micah Baskerville offers comical response to rival colleges
BEAVERTON, Ore. — LSU fans have little to worry about when it comes to the state of Micah Baskerville’s commitment to LSU.
The 3-star linebacker and top performer from The Opening Finals in Oregon has continued to see his stock soar in recent months, so it should come as no surprise that rival colleges are pushing to flip the Northern Louisiana standout. Colleges are calling — most notably, Arkansas, Texas A&M and UCLA.
When they do, LSU’s prized linebacker commitment has become quite adept in letting them down easily.
“I’m just so solid to LSU,” Baskerville told SEC Country. “I just went [to other visits] for the experience, to see something new.”
When coaches try to push for a flip, Baskerville often musters up this response: “I just laugh. That’s it.”
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect from Evangel Christian (La.) High School in Shreveport remains in touch with Tigers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and area recruiter Steve Ensminger on a daily basis.
That has been the case since Baskerville committed to LSU in February at “Boys From The Boot.” Over the past several months, that relationship has continued to strengthen through regular communication and several unofficial visits.
“It’s been the same,” he said. “We’ve been talking every day. They tell me ‘good morning’ and stuff like that. They check on me and just make sure that I’m right.”
Baskerville plans to sign his letter of intent with LSU early and also enroll early. That puts him on track to be on campus in January 2018.
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) July 3, 2017
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