Wednesday Recruiting Tidbits

The LSU coaches continue to take advantage of every minute of recruiting they have before the dead period starts on Monday. TSD has all the latest on OL Derrick Kelly, RB Dalvin Cook and a pair of Florida underclassmen that received offers from the Tigers.

LSU coach Les Miles visited with 2014 OL Derrick Kelly, one of the hottest linemen in the country right now. Since decommitting from Kentucky last week, Kelly has received loads of attention from schools like Florida State, Florida and South Carolina.

LSU is one of those schools as well, and the Tigers are trending in the right direction after Miles' meeting with Kelly and his mother on Tuesday. According to one of Kelly's coaches, Miles really hit it off with both Kelly and his mother, and the rising three-star prospect will take an official visit to Baton Rouge on Jan. 17.

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There's been a lot of talk around LSU and four-star RB Dalvin Cook. Reports surfaced Tuesday that the soft Florida commit had scheduled an official visit for the weekend of Dec. 20.

A source informed TSD that no visit has been set yet, and the LSU coaches are still not sure when or even if Cook will visit Baton Rouge. Cook has a state championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m., making this weekend impossible for travel.

Set to announce a final decision at the Under-Armour All-American Game, LSU would need to bring him in during the dead period, which would mean he'd have to sign a financial aid agreement with the Tigers. That has not happened yet, according to the source, so LSU still remains on the outside looking in for this Florida prospect.

For more on Cook, click the link below.


A big focus of the contact period is for the coaches to go out and start identifying some top underclassmen on the board. The LSU coaches have been very active in South Florida, and extended a pair of offers to some of the top young prospects in the country.

LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron personally met with 2015 TE Devonaire Clarington and extended him an offer. At almost 6-foot-6, Clarington absolutely fits the mold of the pass-catching tight end that LSU has targeted lately, and the Tigers will make a push to stay in his recruitment throughout the process.

It's also never early to get your foot in the door, and LSU proved that by offering 2017 OL Tedarrell Slaton. The Tigers became this 6-foot-5, 311-pound prospect's first offer, and they'll hope this early relationship pays off years down the road.

For more information on both prospects, click the respective links below.


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