Lealaimatafao's liking LSU

2014 DT Trey Lealaimatafao has LSU high on his list after an unofficial visit to campus this past weekend. He'll host a LSU coach for an in-home visit Wednesday, and the Tigers will look to continue riding this positive momentum.

2014 DT Trey Lealaimatafao will host LSU for an in-home visit on Wednesday night.

LSU special teams coach Thomas McGaughey, who has led Lealaimatafao's recruitment, will be the assistant to meet with him. This visit comes on the heels of his unofficial visit to LSU with the Tigers definitely trending in the right direction for this former Texas commit.

LSU currently ranks in Lealaiamatafao's top three along with UCLA and Oregon. He's already visited the Bruins and he'll check out the Ducks this weekend on his final official visit.

As for the Tigers, they're definitely making Lealaimatafao a top priority, and that was evident this past weekend.

"Coach Miles told me I was No. 1 on their recruiting board and spent a lot of time with me," Lealaimatafao said. "He took me to the top of the stadium and gave me a tour around campus, just me and him."

You may remember Miles has a history of playing tour guide. When Clifton Garrett visited during the Spring Game, Miles led him on a one-on-one tour through the LSU campus, and Garrett later said that was a big reason why the Tigers soared to the top of his list.

Now LSU's hoping to land a similar score with Lealaimatafao. The Tigers first offered him on Jan. 9 and have made up a lot of ground in a short amount of time. His family ties to Baton Rouge are a big reason for that.

Most of his mother's side of the family lives in the Red Stick, and Lealaimatafao has said he makes one or two trips to Baton Rouge each year. He said his relatives are excited by the prospects of him coming to LSU for college.

"I have so much family in Baton Rouge," Lealaimatafao said. "Lots of my family went to LSU, but I only have one cousin that played sports there though."

That cousin? LSU women's basketball legend and two-time National Player of the Year Seimone Augustus.

Will Lealaimatafao follow in his cousin's footsteps and leave his family's mark on the LSU football program? That remains to be seen, but things do appear to be looking positive for LSU with two weeks remaining until National Signing Day.


Lealaimatafao is just one of several DT targets remaining high on LSU's list. The Tigers hosted Ole Miss commit Breeland Speaks for an official visit, and he he recaps the trip here. LSU's also in the mix for Alabama commit Johnny Dwight, who's keeping in contact with the Tigers.

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