Saturday evening’s 8 p.m. kickoff against West Virginia proved beneficial for LSU on the recruiting trail, a perfect setup for the state’s top high school talent to fit in a day of film study with their high school teammates followed by a night in Death Valley.
White Castle safety Ronald Martin, Breaux Bridge defensive tackle Quentin Thomas and O.P. Walker defensive tackle Anthony Johnson were the defensive names in the group, while Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill, Capitol offensive guard Corey White, Lutcher wide receiver Jarvis Landry, Franklinton running back Terrance Magee and St. James athlete Alonzo Lewis rounded out the offensive side.
Thibodaux offensive tackle Greg Robinson, Newman athlete Odell Beckham and St. Paul’s defensive tackle Mickey Johnson headlined the LSU targets from Louisiana that remain uncommitted to a college. The visit to Baton Rouge was the first of the 2010 season for all three prospects.
Robinson will be back to Baton Rouge for an official visit the weekend of the Alabama game. Beckham has not set his return date, while Johnson, a Covington native, won’t make LSU one of his five official visits.
From the 2012 crop, Mallard Creek (North Carolina) offensive tackle D.J. Humphries was the top prospect in town. The 6-foot-5, 261-pounder, ranked as an early four-star prospect, already has offers from double-digit programs, including the likes of LSU, Georgia and Notre Dame.
Humphries made the trip alongside his father.
From Louisiana, the top underclassman in for an unofficial visit was Thibodaux linebacker Trey Granier. Granier, who picked up an LSU offer earlier this month, made the trip with Robinson and a handful of their THS teammates. Breaux Bridge’s Travin Dural (2012), St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette (2014) and Destrehan’s Rickey Jefferson (2013) rounded out the group.
Stick with TigerSportsDigest.com through the weekend for updates on each prospect’s visit.