LSU’s coaching staff has taken full advance of the off-week by traveling the country and checking in on the Tigers’ top 2018 and 2019 commitments, as well as some of the team’s main targets. That includes coach Ed Orgeron.
Both Rosenthal and Scott gave verbal pacts to the Tigers during the annual joint 7-on-7 and lineman camp in June. While several schools have attempted to flip both defensive line commits, Rosenthal and Scott have remained solid to LSU. Rosenthal even took to Twitter to reaffirm his commitment to Orgeron after the team’s loss to Troy last month
Additionally, LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond wrapped up his two-day stay in South Florida. On Thursday, Raymond saw one-time LSU commit Nadab Joseph. On Friday, he spent the entire day at American Heritage (Fla.) High School, home to the nation’s No. 1 cornerback and priority LSU target Patrick Surtain Jr., who has maintained the Tigers as his top school for 15 months.
Earlier in the week, both Orgeron and Raymond were in Houston checking in on 5-star cornerback Anthony Cook. During those local stops, the coaches made offers to a handful of 2019 and 2020 prospects, including defensive backs Marcus Banks and Bryson Washington.
Recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Tommie Robinson checked in on newly offered 3-star quarterback James Foster, which led to his de-commitment from Missouri. Foster was Missouri’s first 2018 commitment, but after picking up an offer from Robinson on Wednesday, elected to reopen his recruitment 24 hours later. Robinson spent Friday night at Lehigh Acres (Fla.) High School to watch 3-star LSU commit Chris Curry. Curry scored a pair of touchdowns with Robinson watching from the sidelines.
Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes spent the Monday of the off-week in New York to see the No. 1-ranked junior college offensive tackle Badara Traore. Traore, a 4-star prospect and No. 5 overall recruit in the junior college ranks, was coming off an official visit to Texas, his last visit before he makes his inaugural stop in Baton Rouge sometime in November. Grimes also took in Damien Lewis’ game on Thursday night. Lewis is the No. 4-ranked junior college offensive guard.