A busy week for the nation’s No. 2 defensive tackle will culminate with a visit to LSU.
Five-star prospect Tyler Shelvin told SEC Country that he will be in attendance for the Tigers’ spring practice session Thursday afternoon.
“I missed LSU,” Shelvin said on Thursday. “I haven’t been up there in a while.”
The 6-foot-2, 329-pounder out of Notre Dame High School (Lafayette, La.) spent last weekend on a visit to Alabama. The Crimson Tide are expected to make a strong push for Louisiana’s top-rated prospect.
However, LSU is seemingly in a safe position with Shelvin, one of LSU’s early commits in the 2017 recruiting class, making a return trip to Baton Rouge.
It is a positive sign to see the Tigers’ coaches react so swiftly with the recruiting buzz suggesting that they could be losing their grasp on the prized defensive tackle.
Shelvin and Texas five-star prospect Marvin Wilson are considered to be top priorities for LSU’s 2017 recruiting class as the team prepares to restock the defensive line following the departure of Christian LaCouture, and likely Davon Godchaux.
LSU received an early commitment from Shelvin. Now the goal is to hold onto him.