LSU football recruiting summer 2021. It was hot ?
LSU football’s position in the recruiting world has declined slightly in recent weeks.
The Tigers now have the nation’s No.7 recruiting class for 2022 and the SEC’s No.3 class, behind Alabama and Georgia, according to 247Sports. Earlier this summer, LSU had the top recruiting class in the conference and only followed Ohio State and Penn State in the national rankings.
With the high school and LSU season in Louisiana almost underway, here’s a recap of LSU’s summer in recruiting.
Jacoby Mathews release
One of the main reasons for LSU’s drop in the national and SEC recruiting rankings is Mathews’ disengagement. The five-star Ponchatoula goalkeeper made the decision to drop his commitment to the Tigers on July 30.
Mathews, 6-2, 205 pounds, also plays on offense and was Ponchatoula’s quarterback last season. And in 2019, he played wide receiver, catching assists from former LSU quarterback TJ Finley.
Following:5-star security Jacoby Mathews retires from LSU football
Following:What does Jacoby Mathews’ disengagement mean for LSU football recruiting?
Citizen of TreVonte
Citizen, a four-star rookie at Lake Charles Prep, is LSU’s first rookie in the 2022 class. He is one of Louisiana’s Top 10 Prospects and one of the Nation’s Top 20 Rookies, according to the 247Sports Composite.
If and when Citizen (6ft, 217) joins LSU, he will likely have his work cut out for him in terms of playing time. The Tigers already have a young and talented running body, with a pair of rookies among the seven. best in the 2021 class position and no senior on the list.
Following:Lake Charles four-star running back Citizen TreVonte joins LSU football
Five-star offensive tackle Will Campbell and three-star offensive line rookies Bo Bordelon and Fitzgerald West Jr. pledged to LSU before Jones signed to the Tigers in late July. A four-star prospect, Jones (6-4, 341) is a rookie in the inside offensive line at Catholic BR and the No. 9 player at his post in the nation.
The Tigers have a veteran starting unit this year, but with a lack of depth and key starters – like three-year-old starter Austin Deculus – on the verge of leaving, LSU will need Jones, Campbell, West, Bordelon and more. to fill these future holes.
Following:Catholic BR 4-star offensive lineman Emery Jones commits to LSU
By Mario Tolan
Tolan is one of Florida’s top 25 rookies and nationwide linebackers. He is also a multi-sport athlete – playing both basketball and track and field – and a multi-position football player at Dr. Phillips in Orlando.
Tolan (6-2, 205) was also selected to play at the All-American Bowl held in San Antonio in January.
Following:LSU football adds linebacker DeMario Tolan to SEC’s No.1 recruiting class
Taylor (6-4, 230) is the son of Professional Football Hall of Fame defensive end Jason Taylor and three-star tight end at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He joins four-star prospect and top 100 national rookie Jake Johnson (6-5, 225) as two tight LSU rookies for the 2022 class.
Since former five-star rookie Arik Gilbert left the program, the Tigers have sought stability in the post. The current LSU squad don’t have any established starters or former four- or five-star prospects.
Following:3-star tight end Mason Taylor, son of NFL legend Jason Taylor, signs up for LSU
Preseason First Team All-Star Kicker Cade York is now a junior at LSU and is draft-eligible after that season. Dibert (5-11, 195), a three-star rookie at Hartland in Hartland, Michigan, is a potential candidate to take York’s place as the nation’s No. 5 rookie.
Following:LSU Football’s Derek Stingley Jr. and Cade York named Preseason First Team All-Americans by Associated Press
West is a three-star lineman at Lafayette Christian and signed up to LSU in early July. The Tigers offered him a scholarship following training in front of the coaching staff at a camp in early June.
West was primarily a defensive lineman in high school, but LSU staff consider him to be an inside offensive lineman.
Following:Lafayette lineman Christian Fitzgerald West Jr. joins LSU football
LSU’s only entry in 2023, Miller (6-2, 190) is a four-star receiver at North Caddo and the No. 7 Louisiana rookie of his class. He is the Tigers’ only engagement in August.
Following:North Caddo 4-star catcher Omarion Miller commits to LSU