LSU visits nation’s top inside linebacker
The recruiting contact period began Sunday, and LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele did not hesitate to visit the country’s top inside linebacker.
Steele headed west to meet with Ben Davis, the 5-star prospect from Gordo, Ala., at his high school Monday afternoon.
Davis said Steele’s sales pitch hasn’t changed.
“He sees me as a perfect fit at LSU,” Davis told SEC Country. “They didn’t sign any linebackers (last year), and they need some next year. He said if I went there, I’d be an immediate threat to play Day 1 as a true freshman. He sees me as a perfect fit in LSU’s scheme and his defense.”
The meeting comes on the heels of Davis’ official visit to LSU two weeks ago. Although the 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker has always held the Tigers in high regard, the program is facing stiff opposition from rival SEC powerhouses like Alabama, Auburn and UGA.
Notre Dame was the first to visit Davis face-to-face Monday morning. The program was represented by running backs coach Autry Denson, who serves as Davis’ primary recruiter.
Davis tells SEC Country he is expecting in-home visits from Auburn and Alabama in the coming days. He expects the Crimson Tide’s Bo Davis (defensive line coach) and the Tigers’ Lance Thompson (linebackers coach) to make the trek.
Davis is rated as the No. 17 player in the country in 2016.