There are only two weekends remaining before National Signing Day arrives.
After LSU hosted 15 prospects last weekend, including both current commits and nationally renowned prospects, the Tigers will meet first hand with a smaller crowd this weekend.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the top committed prospects, as well as where some of LSU’s current commits are heading for the weekend of Jan. 22-24.
Uncommitted national prospects
- Trayvon Mullen, four-star CB, 6-foot-1, 168 pounds, Coconut Creek High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
- Deontay Anderson, four-star S, 6-foot-1, 192 pounds, Manvel (Texas) High School
- Jajuan Williams, four-star OT, 6-foot-7, 303 pounds, Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington, D.C.)
Analysis: Expect LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond to have himself quite the weekend as he re-connects with Mullen and Anderson for a second time this month. Raymond made in-home visits to both Mullen in Florida and Anderson in Texas to make his pitch.
Mullen, the nation’s No. 5 cornerback, is coming off an official visit to Clemson, but his last official visit will be this weekend at LSU. He’s told SEC Country he can see himself at LSU — or “DBU,” rather — but the Tigers are in a battle along with aforementioned Clemson, TCU, Louisville and Florida State. After making strides with the nation’s No. 3 cornerback Kristian Fulton last weekend, LSU may prioritize the New Orleans prospect over Mullen. However, with Fulton flipping to Florida or another SEC school still a real possibility, LSU is sure to try and convince Mullen that Baton Rouge, La. is the right landing spot.
LSU may have to play some catchup with Anderson, who’s making his second official visit on the month to LSU’s campus after spending last weekend at Texas. Anderson is seemingly leaning toward Ole Miss. He may be put off a bit by the Tigers, who already have two safety commitments from Cameron Lewis and Eric Monroe.
- Sci Martin, three-star WDE, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, McDonogh 35 High School (New Orleans)
Analysis: Martin, a New Orleans native and TCU commit, is making his second official visit of the month after spending time in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last weekend. After visiting with Nick Saban, Martin told SEC Country he could see himself being “an Alabama football player.” That’s interesting news, considering he listed LSU as his No. 2 school behind TCU, with Alabama at No. 3. Martin has previously flipped his commitment before, so a strong weekend in LSU could possibly lead to the same result. He could certainly become a top target should any other LSU commitments change their mind in the next two weeks.
Current LSU commits
- Eric Monroe, four-star S, 6-foot, 180 pounds, North Shore High School (Houston, Texas)
- Erick Fowler, four-star WDE, 6-foot-1, 226 pounds, Manor (Texas) High School
- Jakori Savage, three-star OT, 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, Baldwin Country School (Bay Minette, Ala.)
- Caleb Roddy, three-star SDE, 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Denham Springs High School (La.)
Analysis: Both Fowler and Monroe are of the utmost importance to LSU’s 2016 recruiting class, largely because of their immense talent and their ability to possibly contribute to the Tigers defense as true freshmen. Linebacker and safety are positions of need, and that message will likely be relayed to the two Texas prospects when they make it to Baton Rouge, La. this weekend. Monroe is scheduled to visit Texas A&M on the final weekend of January, and Fowler has not completely ruled out considering his other options. While LSU remains solid with both of these commits, this weekend remains critical for securing them until National Signing Day.
LSU commits heading elsewhere
- Alabama — Donavaughn Campbell, four-star OL, 6-foot-4, 347 pounds, Ponchatoula (La.) High School
- Miami — Glen Logan, four-star DT, 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, Destrehan (La.) High School
- Texas A&M — Andraez Williams, four-star CB, 6-foot-2, 166 pounds, Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, La.)
- Texas A&M — Cameron Lewis, four-star S, 6-foot-1, 192 pounds, Wossman High School (Monroe, La.)
Analysis: There is some cause for concern here, particularly with Logan. First-year Miami coach came to New Orleans to make an in-home visit with the four-star defensive tackle, just days before Logan was set to land in Miami for an official visit. The Hurricanes have been courting Logan long before Richt even got there, so the chance for a flip is very, very real.