Jordan Whittington performed well enough at Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp to earn a spot on Scout's list of the top underclassmen at the event, but that accounted for only part of his weekend in South Louisiana.
The elite 2019 receiver visited LSU for the Tigers' junior day event Saturday in Baton Rouge. Whittington, who measured 6-foot-1, 198 pounds with a 4.68 40 and 4.07 shuttle at Sunday's camp, spoke highly of the Tigers.
"I loved it. I'm not gonna lie, I loved it," Whittington said with a laugh. "The way they kept it real. That was the main thing. They kept it real with you. When you walk into the stadium, chills."
LSU has not yet offered Whittington, but receivers coach Mickey Joseph recruits him for the Tigers. Whittington could play receiver or safety at the Power Five conference level, but prefers offense and said the vast majority of schools want him for receiver.
LSU is one of the 14 programs Whittington recently pinpointed as those in which he's most interested. Seven have offered: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, and UCLA. The other seven schools that have not yet offered are LSU, Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas.
"I've checked out Texas A&M. I was at LSU (Saturday). Other than that, I need to check out the rest of the top 14 that I have," Whittington said, "and some of those are out-of-state. All the ones in-state, I've visited already. So I just need to go out-of-state and visit those."
Whittington visited Texas A&M for the Aggies' most recent junior day.
"The main thing (that stood out) is how they help their football players away from football," Whittington said. "And the coaches. It's a family-type environment."
Whittington said he talked with head coach Kevin Sumlin, running backs coach Clarence McKinney, and receivers coach Aaron Moorehead during his visit. They see Whittington as a playmaker in the Aggies' offense.
"Mainly as a receiver, as a Christian Kirk type of guy," he said. "They want me and (four-star quarterback) Grant Gunnell to be the class leaders of 2019."