One of LSU’s biggest spring recruiting events falls on Saturday.
The Bayou Picnic is set to take place for the seventh time, and often lures top prospects from the state of Louisiana and across the country to the LSU campus for the weekend.
This year’s guest list includes a handful of five-stars in Dylan Moses, Cam Akers, Devonta Smith and LSU commit Tyler Shelvin. The LSU coaches were out in Florida and Mississippi to visit the prized prospects earlier this month and recently took in Smith’s spring game on Tuesday.
Shelvin is far from the only LSU commit who will be on hand. In fact, all seven of the Class of 2017 commits are expected to attend the picnic, including the latest addition, Lowell Narcisse, the nation’s No. 5 dual-threat quarterback. Numerous of the 2018 commits are also expected to be there, including wide receiver Devonta Jason and cornerbacks Kelvin Joseph and Corione Harris.
There will be a heavy dose of defensive prospects in attendance to say the least. Along with Moses, Bruce Jordan-Swilling, Christopher Allen, Aaron Moffitt and Josh Clarke are among the other defenders that should be on campus. Junior college defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs and Joe Anderson, both of whom hail from The Boot, will also be on hand, as will Bryan Jones, who recently pledged to SEC West rival Ole Miss.
In terms of secondary targets, two of LSU’s top priorities are expected to show. New Orleans’ Tre’ Swilling and recently-offered Texas four-star Kary Vincent Jr. will be there. Vincent is making his first trip to Baton Rouge, La. and would not rule out a possible commitment if the visit went according to plan.
The Lone Star State will also be widely represented, highlighted by four-star offensive tackle Austin Deculus, who is planning to commit on Friday, and defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, who has risen to the top of LSU’s wish list this spring. Deculus and Chaisson will be joined by fellow Texans Camron Horry, the tight end who picked up an offer this spring, wide receiver Mannie Netherly, who recently decommitted from Texas A&M, and CeeDee Lamb, a recent Oklahoma decommitment who picked up an offer from LSU earlier this spring.
Additionally, Louisiana native Stephen Guidry will also be in attendance. The nation’s top junior college wide receiver is checking in with LSU days after a surprising mid-week visit and a stop in Alabama, where he named the defending national champs his leading school.
Here are the prospects who have confirmed their attendance to the event to SEC Country:
- Austin Deculus, four-star offensive tackle, 6-foot-6, 323 pounds (Cypress, Texas)
- Bruce Jordan-Swilling, four-star outside linebacker, 6-foot-2, 215 pounds (New Orleans)
- Tre’ Swilling, three-star cornerback, 6-foot, 180 pounds (New Orleans)
- Adrian Ealy, four-star offensive tackle, 6-foot-7, 280 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Cam Akers, five-star running back, 6-foot, 212 pounds (Clinton, Miss.)
- Dylan Moses, five-star outside linebacker, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds (Bradenton, Fla.)
- Devonta Smith, five-star wide receiver, 6-foot-1, 160 pounds (Amite, La.)
- Christopher Allen, four-star outside linebacker, 6-foot-4, 234 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Isaiah Buggs, four-star defensive end, 6-foot-5, 280 pounds (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College)
- Joe Anderson, defensive end, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds (Copiah-Lincoln Community College)
- Kary Vincent Jr., four-star cornerback, 5-foot-11, 170 pounds (Port Arthur, Texas)
- Aaron Moffitt, three-star defensive end, 6-foot-4, 255 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Todd Harris, four-star safety, 6-foot, 180 pounds (Plaquemine, La.)
- Ben Miles, three-star fullback, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Josh Clarke, three-star outside linebacker, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds (New Orleans)
- Amik Robertson, three-star cornerback, 5-foot-9, 165 pounds (Thibodaux, La.)
- Camron Horry, three-star tight end, 6-foot-5, 261 pounds (Katy, Texas)
- Mannie Netherly, four-star wide receiver, 6-foot-2, 183 pounds (Crosby, Texas)
- Stephen Guidry, four-star wide receiver, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds (Hinds Community College)
- Terrell Bailey, three-star cornerback, 6-foot, 175 pounds (Marrero, La.)
- Kaheem Roach, cornerback, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds (Hollywood, Fla.)
- Bryan Jones, four-star defensive end, 6-foot-5, 240 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.); Ole Miss commit
- K’Lavon Chaisson, four-star defensive end, 6-foot-4, 211 pounds (Houston)
- CeeDee Lamb, four-star wide receiver, 6-foot-3, 172 pounds (Richmond, Texas)
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, three-star running back, 5-foot-7, 191 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Jontre Kirklin, three-star athlete, 6-foot, 166 pounds (Lutcher, La.)
- Myles Brennan, three-star quarterback, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds (Bay Saint Louis, Miss.)
- Patrick Queen, four-star linebacker, 6-foot-1, 209 pounds (Livonia, La.)
- Lowell Narcisse, four-star quarterback, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds (St. James, La.)
- Edward Ingram, four-star offensive lineman, 6-foot-4, 325 pounds (DeSoto, Texas)
- Tyler Shelvin, five-star defensive tackle, 6-foot-2, 329 pounds (Crowley, La.)
Class of 2018 prospects
- Kelvin Joseph, four-star cornerback, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.); LSU commit
- Devonta Jason, four-star wide receiver, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds (New Orleans); LSU commit
- Corione Harris, three-star cornerback, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds (New Orleans); LSU commit
- Aaron Brule, three-star safety, 6-foot-2, 194 pounds (Metairie, La.)
- Ja’Marr Chase, wide receiver, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds (Metairie, La.)
- Trenton Charles, running back, 5-foot-8, 152 pounds (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Travis Etienne, three-star running back, 5-foot-11, 199 pounds (Jennings, La.)
- Saahdiq Charles, three-star offensive guard, 6-foot-5, 314 pounds (Madison, Miss.)
- Cheyenne Labruzza, three-star cornerback, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds (Albany, La.)
- Rayce McMath, wide receiver, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds (New Orleans)
- Grant Delpit, four-star safety, 6-foot-4, 181 pounds (Houston)
- Joe Foucha, safety, 6-foot, 190 pounds (New Orleans); Class of 2018
- Patrick Surtain Jr., four-star cornerback, 6-foot-2, 181 pounds (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.); 2018
- Asante Samuel Jr., four-star cornerback, 5-foot-10, 166 pounds (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.); 2018
- Terrace Marshall Jr., four-star wide receiver, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds (Bossier City, La.)
- Justin Rogers, four-star dual-threat quarterback, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds (Bossier City, La.)
- Anthony Williams, four-star all-purpose back, 5-foot-8, 165 pounds (Boutte, La.)
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.