A five-star quarterback arrived in Baton Rouge on Sunday night and will stay through most of the day Monday. Meanwhile in Atlanta, LSU's first commit in the Class of 2015 received an invite to The Opening.
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SCRIMMAGE ATTRACTS BIG VISITORS
LSU hosted its first full scrimmage of spring camp in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. The coaches always take advantage of opportunities like that to invite some of their top recruits to campus, and this was no exception.
Most of the attendees were commits from the Baton Rouge area or South Louisiana. Nicholas Brossette, Dylan Moses, David Ducre and Isaiah Washington were some of the pledges in attendance for the scrimmage. Having Washington on campus is a big positive considering he's still open to other suitors. But LSU is the top choice and any other school trying to lure him away from the Tigers will have some serious work to do.
In terms of uncommitted recruits, Warren Easton WR Tyron Johnson was the headliner. Johnson is LSU's No. 1 priority in the state for the 2015 class, and anytime he trips to Baton Rouge is a positive for the Tigers. He remains one of the top playmakers in the state and is a top recruit throughout the region. LSU will have a lot of competition in trying to keep him in the state, but LSU has reason for optimism at this stage.
Another uncommitted target was OT Tyler Higby (Houston, Texas | Kinkaid). The three-star prospect first earned an offer last summer at camp, and LSU has maintained communication with him. Coach Grimes continues to recruit him as a tackle, and Higby said they talk on social media every few days. Higby's most recent visit before Saturday came this fall, and he said he isn't in a hurry to make a decision in his recruitment.
John Curtis OT Willie Allen planned to make the trip as well, but was unable to make it this past weekend. He said he'll be on LSU's campus next weekend instead. Four-star CB Cameron Ordway (Pulaski, Tenn. | Giles County) also planned to visit this weekend but changed the trip to Ole Miss instead. He doesn't yet have an offer, but he is on LSU's radar and he said he still wants to check out Baton Rouge either later this spring or in the summer.
But it wasn't just big-name recruits that were in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. One NFL Pro Bowler was also there mingling with the players.
Me and PP7 ??????.. Haven't seen nor talked to him in awhile! pic.twitter.com/DtX1JXK9rC— Dylan Moses (@Explicit_scene3) March 22, 2014
TWO-DAY VISIT FOR FIVE-STAR QB
Five-star QB Torrance Gibson (Plantation, Fla. | American Heritage) arrived Sunday night for his unofficial visit to LSU. The trip comes as part of a Spring Break college tour that has already taken him to Oklahoma, with Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee and Florida also on the itinerary.
Gibson came straight to Baton Rouge from his visit with the Sooners, arriving in Baton Rouge around 6:45 p.m. He met up with some of the coaches and recruiting staff for some tours around the facilities, including a primetime look at Tiger Stadium. Gibson stayed the night in Baton Rouge and will depart later in the day Monday.
He and his family will get the chance to tour campus Monday and the academic support system since everything was closed by the time he arrived. All reports are positive thus far, and this is a tremendous opportunity for LSU to make a splash with the top QB on their board. Gibson doesn't plan to make an early decision in his recruitment — which is odd for a quarterback — and he'll take all his official visits before committing late in the cycle.
TOLIVER EARNS INVITE TO THE OPENING
The Atlanta NFTC on Sunday featured one of the biggest collections of elite talent on the camp circuit this year. LSU commit Kevin Toliver, the nation' No. 1 CB, made the trip up from Jacksonville to compete against some of the nation's best prospects.
Though he was playing on a high ankle sprain, Toliver was still one of the top performers throughout the day and earned an invite to The Opening, the prestigious camp for recruits this summer.
Toliver has been committed to LSU for almost 17 months, but plenty of other programs continue to target this five-star prospect. Toliver spoke with Scout's Chad Simmons on Sunday and said that Auburn, Ohio State and UCLA are three schools making a strong push for him. Toliver does plan to take visits, but he didn't leave any room for doubt in the strength of his commitment.
"I am 110 percent to LSU. Make sure you put that extra one in there too," Toliver said with a laugh.
OL Chuma Edoga and LB Roquan Smith were two other LSU targets to earn invites to The Opening on Sunday. The Tigers are outside the top group of schools for each prospect right now, but the coaches are actively recruiting them with hopes of getting in the mix.
Louisiana prospects and LSU targets Kirk Merritt and Tyron Johnson earned invites to The Opening earlier this month at the SPARQ Combine in New Orleans. Here are some other notable prospects with invites to The Opening: WR George Campbell, QB Torrance Gibson, DL Rasheem Green, DL Keisean Luicer-South, CB Iman Marshall, CB Tarvarus McFadden.