LSU recruit flirting with Florida Gators
NEW ORLEANS — Clifford Chatman may be officially committed to LSU, but his recruitment appears to be wide open with a little more than three months until February’s signing day.
Chatman, a 3-star recruit and the No. 32-rated prospect in Louisiana’s 2016 class, has been giving serious consideration to both Oklahoma and Florida in recent weeks.
Not surprisingly, Florida’s staunchy defense has been attractive for Chatman, who plays defensive back and outside linebacker for McDonogh 35 High School (La.).
“They have very physical play, especially by the defensive backs,” Chatman said. “They never give up. They play physical through every situation.”
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Chatman plans to make a trip to Florida sometime in the next few weeks. He said he’s maintained a solid relationship with Gators running backs coach Tim Skipper, who hails from New Orleans.
In addition to the Swamp, Chatman also wants to make the short trip up to Baton Rouge, La. for an LSU game sometime in the next month. He remains undecided as to which game he might attend, but knows it’s important to reestablish his relationship with the LSU coaching staff.
“Yeah, I will be going up there,” Chatman said. “I don’t know what game at the moment, but it’ll be a great feeling to see them.”