After a successful week of picking up commitments on the recruiting trail, the LSU coaching staff must now brace for another important weekend in Baton Rouge, La.
This weekend, LSU is set to host two nationally renowned prospects, as well as a two current commits.
With less than two weeks to go before National Signing Day, the heat is on.
Here are the three best things that could happen for LSU this weekend:
Mullen, a 6-foot-1, 168-pound four-star cornerback, is right behind blue-chip prospect Kristian Fulton on LSU’s defensive back big board.
After taking his official visit to LSU last weekend, Fulton placed the Tigers out in front of his recruitment, ahead of Arkansas and Florida, where he will visit over the final two weekends in January.
However, Fulton is susceptible to a flip, which places great importance on LSU moving its relationship with Mullen further along.
Mullen is long and rangy and could fit in exceptionally with LSU’s secondary. If Fulton doesn’t commit to LSU, Mullen is at the top of the Tigers’ wish list.
It’s especially critical that LSU can make strides with Mullen, who is also considering Florida State, Clemson, TCU and Louisville.
Fowler may already be committed to LSU, but his commitment is not yet solidified.
Fowler knows that LSU can set him on the pathway to an NFL future. However, the four-star defensive end also said he would consider others schools — such as Texas — before ultimately making his decision.
A Texas native, it makes sense that Fowler would give the Longhorns a look. So the LSU coaching staff has to invest time in ensuring that Fowler leaves Baton Rouge, La., confident in his commitment.
Fowler is pegged as a prospect who can be an instant-impact player as early as 2016. LSU is set to lose two-thirds of its linebacking corps from last season, and Fowler should be in contention for one of the outside backer positions.
Linebacker is a position of need for LSU in 2016, and Fowler is only one of two players at the position in the class, as it currently stands.
LSU may be a dark horse to land Anderson, who is seemingly leaning towards Ole Miss, but perhaps a strong official visit can shake up the action with signing day rapidly approaching.
LSU is solid at safety with Eric Monroe and Cameron Lewis both committed, and it is unclear if the program intends to sign three safeties. However, the 4-star prospect is highly regarded, enough to lead defensive backs coach Corey Raymond to fly to Texas to meet with the Anderson in person.
If LSU can make waves with Anderson, it can only benefit the recruiting class. But the Tigers have a safety net there, which is at least a comforting thought.
Click here to see the entire list of LSU’s official visitors for Jan. 15 weekend.
All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.