Bayou Picnic: Commitment Watch

LSU is hosting a star-studded group of recruits for the annual Bayou Picnic this weekend. With so many elite targets slated to hit campus, which prospects could pull the trigger and commit to the Tigers?

To cap off the spring recruiting season, LSU will bring about 20-25 prospects to campus for the annual Bayou Picnic on Saturday.

This affords the staff a tremendous opportunity to build relationships with the players and their families, in a festive atmosphere with food and fun. TSD has the full list of expected visitors, a star-studded group that will certainly whet the appetite of any LSU recruitnik.

Bayou Picnic Visitor List

With so many top prospects hitting campus this weekend, the LSU staff is optimistic that there will be new additions to the Tigers' commitment list. TSD's Hunter Paniagua will break down who might just pull the trigger on Saturday.

TE Anthony Jones

With Jacory Washington already on board, the LSU staff has made it clear they want Anthony Jones to be the second TE in this class. Jones has been equally high on LSU, since the staff offered him in early March. While Jones has mentioned other schools like Louisville near the top of his list, it's been expected for quite some time that LSU would be his ultimate destination.

Jones has planned to put an end to the recruiting process following the spring, and his Edna Karr Cougars wrapped up spring practices Thursday with their spring game against Brother Martin. Now Jones is expected to hit LSU's campus on Saturday, and it's definitely expected he'll commit to LSU at some point during the visit.

If he does, he'd become the second prospect from Edna Karr to commit to LSU, joining LB Donnie Alexander. With Devante Noil and Gerald Willis still in the picture, Edna Karr could be a friendly pipeline to LSU.

RB Nicholas Brossette

Brossette is expected to make the short trip to LSU's campus on Saturday, and there's a distant chance he puts an early end to the recruiting process. Scout's Steve Robertson has heard rumblings recently that the 2015 RB would be making a commitment sooner, rather than later, and LSU has been the heavy favorite to land that pledge.

Brossette is one of three in-state 2015 prospects with LSU offers — RB Derrius Guice and WR Tyron Johnson are the others — and he'd join DB Kevin Toliver as the other member of the Tigers' 2015 class.

RB Darrel Williams and RB Sione Palelei

These two aren't necessarily on commitment watch, but their situation is certainly something to keep an eye on as we head into the summer months. While Leonard Fournette has always been the No. 1 target at RB in 2014, LSU has been making plans as to who else they want to take in this class.

Williams has been the favorite for several months, but Palelei is a name that's jumping back on the radar after the spring evaluation period. Frank Wilson has been by East Ascension to check in on Palelei, and his invitation to the Bayou Picnic shows that LSU's interet is still somewhat serious. With both Williams and Palelei expected on campus, it will give the LSU staff an opportunity to see them side-by-side.

Both players are expected to camp this summer with hopes of landing a LSU offer. LSU would be in great shape for both prospects if they make their interest official, and it may even come down to which prospect performs better.


Editor's Note: QB DeShone Kizer had been expected to make it to campus this weekend, but he will not be making the trip. Instead, he'll return to campus next month, at which point it's still highly likely that he commits to LSU.

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