LSU is gearing up to host a star-studded group of visits this upcoming Saturday for the annual “Boys From The Boot” event, but the coaching staff hosted a notable visit this past weekend.
Caden Sterns, a 4-star safety and LSU commit, made an impromptu visit to Baton Rouge on Saturday along with his brother and parents, to see the campus for the first time since he pledged to the Tigers on the weekend following Ed Orgeron’s promotion to full-time head coach in November.
The timing was perfect for an unofficial stop at LSU.
“It was great,” Sterns told SEC Country. “Just Baton Rouge, in general, is a great place. I got to tour everything, the facilities and hang out with (defensive backs) coach Corey Raymond.”
Sterns committed to the Tigers on Nov. 27 and was the first prospect to commit to LSU after Orgeron was named the permanent head coach.
This first visit back to Baton Rouge certainly carried weight. Sterns expected to be back LSU in March for the team’s annual Junior Day and again in April for the spring game, but this latest visit left an impression.
If anything, it further solidified his commitment.
“I love it here,” he said. “I will be an LSU Tiger.”
Sterns has been to LSU before, but his last visit was for the Alabama game in November. Orgeron was the interim head coach of the Tigers at the time.
This visit had a different feel this time around and helped the 4-star safety get a unique impression of his future college.
“Everything is nice and you can tell that there’s a lot of tradition in Baton Rouge,” Sterns explained.
Much of the visit involved talks with Raymond, his future position coach and primary recruiter.
The in-person communication was no different than his usual phone calls and texts, and as always, Raymond’s calm, cool, collective demeanor stood out.
“He’s a great coach and he keeps it 100-percent real with you,” Sterns said. “I like that. He will definitely make me a better player and person.”
The 6-foot-1, 173-pounder is a do-it-all contributor for Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas, and is rated as the No. 4 safety in the 2018 recruiting class.
Sterns has spent the entire week watching his brother, Jordan Sterns, prepare for the NFL Draft. Jordan is one of the top free safety prospects awaiting to his hear name get called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this April.
Caden is a few years out from following in his older brother’s footsteps. Until then, both Jordan and Sterns’ parents were left with a strong impression of LSU.
“They love it,” Sterns said. “They think it’s the right place for me to develop, and it is.”
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