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 latest surrounding 4-star 2019 wide receiver Trey Palmer, who is high on LSU after wrapping up his junior season.
Trey Palmer talks about LSU’s push
NEW ORLEANS — Before Trey Palmer suited up for Kentwood’s Class 1A state championship game, he was decked out in LSU gear.
Palmer, a 4-star wide receiver and top-40 prospect in the Class of 2019, doesn’t have any leaders — for now — but felt that two SEC West teams were pushing hardest for him as his junior year came to a close, one of which was the in-state Tigers.
“It’s going good,” Palmer told SEC Country. “LSU and Texas A&M have come [by the school recently]. They’re pushing pretty hard.”
In fact, LSU coach Ed Orgeron made his way to Tangipahoah Parish during the first week of the contact period to check on the 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver. LSU’s coach is making it exceedingly clear to Palmer that he’s wanted in Baton Rouge.
“It was a good feeling,” he said. “He really wants me, and wants me to come there. That made me feel good. They’re in a good position.”
How good of a position?
“Everybody is equal right now,” said Palmer, who listed Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida and Florida State in his top group of schools. “LSU has just always been my dream school. I’ve always said that from the get-go. I like the coaching staff and all the players and the new offense. I can fit in very well if I were to go there, if I choose to go there.”
Palmer, the No. 3-ranked prospect in Louisiana’s 2019 class and a top-10 receiver nationally, isn’t being recruited to any certain position in the Tigers’ offense, so he’s taken notice of the entire system in recent months.
In that time, he’s become a big fan of No. 7, who is set to head to the NFL in a matter of weeks and could see himself filling a similar role.
“I’d like a big role like D.J. [Chark],” Palmer said. “The coaches tell me I can come in and I’ll make big plays and I’ll be a big part of the team and help us get big wins. I like how they’re coming in after me. They check on me every week.”
Palmer added that LSU is pushing hardest for his commitment than the other schools in his top group.
The blue-chip receiver is nowhere close to a decision, though, which will likely come around this time next year or closer to National Signing Day next February.
Palmer’s most recent visit was to Baton Rouge for LSU’s lopsided victory over Texas A&M. That provided the Tigers with another boost with the priority in-state target.
“It was a pretty good atmosphere,” he said. “They were turned up and they were lit.”
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