That continued Tuesday night and Wednesday will be another big one for the coaching staff. Below are some of the latest notes and rumblings from the recruiting front:
LSU coaches Les Miles and Corey Raymond made a sweep through Dallas to check in on two of the top priorities for the secondary. First, the coaches had an in-home visit with five-star safety Jamal Adams, who also made an unofficial visit for the Arkansas game. Adams is expected to return this weekend for an official visit, which would be huge for LSU in terms of keeping that positive momentum.
Adams keeps things pretty quiet in terms of which way he is leaning, but he did include LSU in his top four, and the hope for the Tigers is that they're trending in the right direction. Adams still has connections to the Florida coaching staff, but with some instability there and at Texas, one of his other top schools, LSU is hoping to take advantage of that. Ole Miss is also in the mix.
While Miles and Raymond were in the Dallas area, they checked in on prized commit Edward Paris. That visit was mostly to shore up the itinerary for his official visit this weekend and to answer any questions the family may have as he's only about a month away from enrolling in college. It also helps that Paris is close with Adams, and that was definitely part of the conversation during the visit as well.
The in-home visits will continue tonight as the coaches are set to see at least two top out-of-state targets.
Coach Miles will return to Texas, this time with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, to see TE target Frank Iheanacho. This meeting comes on the heels of Iheanacho's official visit for the Texas A&M game, and it provides the coaches with their first opportunity to meet his parents face-to-face as they did not accompany him on the visit to Baton Rouge. Two weeks ago, the coaches were able to sell Iheanacho on his possible role in LSU's offense and that discussion will likely continue tonight. But more importantly, this visit is about building the relationship and trust necessary for LSU to pull even with Texas A&M, the definite leader at this point in his process.
Meanwhile, Coach Raymond will head to his stomping grounds in South Florida to meet with DT target Travonte Valentine, a Miami commit. Though Valentine remains committed to the Canes, he has been open with entertaining LSU and the Tigers are definitely in the mix moving forward. I've been told that Valentine will take an official visit to Baton Rouge in late January, and this visit will likely provide them with an opportunity to get some details locked in.
LSU recruiting is only starting to heat up, and more information about in-home visits and official visits will continue to come out throughout the week. So be sure you stay updated with the TSD Message Board as well for all the latest.