On Monday, we took a look at five out-of-state prospects set to visit LSU before the end of the month. Now you can add Jefferson to that list as he plans to check out the Tigers in just 10 days.
Jefferson ranks as the No. 2 DE in the country, the No. 5 overall recruit. The Tigers first offered Jefferson in March, and he's remained a major target ever since.
This will be the Tigers' first opportunity to show in-person what they have to offer. Jefferson's also set to visit Alabama this week, but both schools figure to be looking up at Florida.
Jefferson is considered a heavy lean to the Gators, and he's even hinted in recent months that his final decision's close to being made. But Jefferson does at least appear open to checking out LSU, and the Tigers will soon get that chance to leave a positive impression.
One of Louisiana's best prospects for 2016 committed to LSU's biggest rival on Tuesday.
Four-star CB Shyheim Carter (Kentwood) pledged to the Tide during a visit for their camp this week. He ranks as the No. 6 CB in the country, the No. 71 overall prospects. He's also the fifth-best recruit in Louisiana, according to Scout.
LSU kept close tabs on Carter, but hadn't offered prior to his commitment to Alabama. The Tiger coaches wanted to get him to the Elite Camp before pulling the trigger on an offer, but at this point it's not clear if he'll still attend.
The Tigers do have offers out to two other in-state corners for the 2016 class — Rummel's Kristian Fulton and Calvary's Andraez Williams. But LSU certainly won't like seeing one of the state's best don Crimson and with so much time to go until Carter's Signing Day, you can expect the Tigers to still closely monitor his recruitment.
There are still two signees from the 2014 class yet to report to campus, but LSU fans shouldn't worry.
One of those two, four-star DT Travonte Valentine, tweeted Monday night that his arrival is coming soon:
But on the real tho I'll be in college next week #yeeeee— travonte valentine (@traveeey99) July 15, 2014
Valentine may be a bit premature in his estimated time of arrival, but the gist is there. Grades are due for LSU's summer semester on Wednesday, July 16. Players must be enrolled in school before they can move into the dorms, so Valentine will have to wait until the start of fall camp, which begins Aug. 4, to officially report.
But LSU doesn't expect any holdups with the NCAA Eligibility Center, and he'll be free to move once the timing is right. That'll be a big boost for the Tigers as Valentine can provide immediate depth at a position that's one of LSU's bigger question marks heading into the season.
The other 2014 signee yet to report, Jevonte Domond, will also be on campus in time for fall camp should all remain on schedule. His coach at Glendale Community College said Tuesday that all is still squared away for him to enroll at LSU. He just needs to complete his remaining coursework, and he'll be all set.
Domond's expected to take over the starting right tackle spot in 2015 should Jerald Hawkins declare for the NFL Draft after this season. He's also in line to be one of the Tigers' top backups this fall, and the LSU coaches were thrilled to get him to campus in time for this season.