Weekend Reset

As LSU took the field for its final scrimmage before the Spring Game, the staff also brought in a number of elite prospects from Louisiana and out-of-state. The weekend brought two new offers and has LSU inching closer to commitments from some of the top names on its priority list.

---Deondre Clark was one of the headline visitors this weekend, arriving on Friday and staying through the scrimmage on Saturday. Clark had been high on LSU since they offered him last summer, and though other major programs have entered the picture, nobody has unseated the Tigers from the top of his list. This weekend only reassured Clark more that LSU was a perfect fit for him.

Though many had him on commitment watch, Clark did not pull the trigger. He made the visit with one of his coaches, and wants his mother to be with him when he makes it official. That will come this summer when Clark returns to Baton Rouge with his family. That is when the LSU staff expects him to become an official member of the 2014 Class.

---LSU hosted a pair of brothers from Keller, Texas, this weekend — 2014 DE Sione Teuhema and 2015 OL Tristan Teuhema. Though the duo appear to come out of nowhere for LSU fans, each one's recruitment has been picking up steam recently. The brothers made the trip to Baton Rouge this weekend, and both left with committable offers.

The Teuhema's have made it clear that they will play together on the next level, and schools have taken the time to recruit both. Entering this weekend, Texas was considered the favorite because the Longhorns had offered both prospects. Texas A&M was also in the picture, but their offer to Sione was only for a greyshirt. With LSU's entrance to the picture with full offers, expect the Tigers to land squarely in the mix. It's not yet clear where they stand, but it sounds like the LSU staff has serious interest in both.

Sione is considered more of the sleeper, rated a three-star DE on this network. Tristan is considered the more elite prospect, and some believe he is the top OL prospect in Texas for the Class of 2015.

---One of the other marquee visitors was New Jersey CB Jabrill Peppers, who arrived on Friday and stayed on campus until late Saturday. Peppers had been very open in his interest in LSU, and got a chance to check things out this weekend. The Tigers' reputation as DBU went a long way in grabbing Peppers' attention, but it will all boil down to his comfort on campus and his relationship with the coaches and current players.

Peppers obviously received the red carpet treatment during his visit, and LSU will feel good about the impression it made. But will that be enough to secure a commitment down the road? It's too early to tell, and there are plenty of other programs LSU will have to compete with. Namely Michigan, who Peppers raved about after his recent visit.

---Though LSU's two biggest Edna Karr targets (Devante Noil and Gerald Willis) were in Atlanta this weekend, the Cougars were still well-represented on campus during the scrimmage. Led by OLB commit Donnie Alexander, three other Karr prospects made the trip, including TE Anthony Jones, DT Joyan Williams and FB/LB Jaevon Walton. Alexander has embraced the role of recruiter, and has made it a point of emphasis to bring in as many Karr targets into this class, and the next one could be coming soon.

A source on the LSU side said Monday that they want Jones to commit soon. Some had believed that Jones would need to impress in the spring and summer for his offer to become committable, but that doesn't appear to be the case as he is one of the names atop LSU's in-state priority list. Jones did say that he isn't ready to make a commitment yet, but that he is close to committing to LSU. It seems like only a matter of time until the Tigers land their second tight end for 2014.

Walton was an interesting visitor for LSU this weekend. The three-star prospect has bounced back and forth from living with his mother in New Orleans and his father in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Walton is back at Edna Karr for good now, which has put him back on LSU's radar. Walton doesn't have any offers at this point, but he is very close with Frank Wilson. LSU likes Walton as a fullback, which will be a position of need in 2014. Walton said he'll camp at LSU in June in order to land an offer, and also hopes to impress the staff this spring as a linebacker. Walton added that while he is hoping an offer comes, he mentioned he would consider accepting a greyshirt opportunity or preferred walk-on spot if that was offered.

---The LSU staff had the opportunity to bring in three of their top in-state targets for the 2014 class this weekend. Leonard Fournette, Malachi Dupre and Garrett Brumfield were all on campus and received plenty of valuable one-on-one time with the coaches. All three prospects have made multiple trips to campus since January, and the staff has to like where they stand with all three.

---Some other names on campus were QB Brandon Harris, OL O.J. Smith and QB Jeremy Jones. There was some confusion last week about whether Harris had received an offer from LSU, and while that is not the case, he is on their radar. There's no change in his status after his visit this weekend, and he is expected to camp this summer in search of an offer. He has self-imposed a media blackout, but said he plans to announce his commitment on July 18.

Smith is another in-state name on the LSU radar. He is expected to camp as well this summer in search of an offer, and could be one of the next names in line if LSU's other OL targets don't pan out. Jones is a quarterback from Texas that also attended LSU's Junior Day in February. He will need to camp in order to pick up an offer from LSU.

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