TSD sets the scene for each decision and offers up a prediction for where each player might land.
Du’Vonta Lampkin – Monday - 3:30 p.m.
LSU got the final chance to impress Lampkin before his big announcement, but was it enough? Texas entered the weekend with the lead, and they’re still considered the favorite with only a few hours to go. But LSU did make sure to roll out the red carpet for Lampkin during his visit this past weekend. Lampkin has long kept LSU near the top of his list, largely because of the Tigers’ reputation for producing NFL defensive linemen. LSU really ratcheted up its interest in Lampkin when he dropped his commitment to Oklahoma earlier this year.
But throughout the last couple months, Texas has solidified its lead with Lampkin. Even though LSU felt like they did everything they could this past weekend, it was likely too little too late. It is possible though that Lampkin remains open to the Tigers even if he doesn’t pick them Monday. Regardless of the choice, LSU will still pursue him with the hopes of getting an official and taking this recruitment to the very end of the cycle.
That being said, LSU seems the long shot to be Lampkin’s choice when he announces that new commitment later this afternoon.
Ronnie Harrison – Tuesday - 4 p.m.
LSU couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to leave an impression on Harrison than what they had this past week. Harrison arrived on campus late Wednesday night and stayed until Sunday morning. He even drove back home with LSU commit and close friend Feleipe Franks, and you can be sure that the four-star QB had some recruiting pitches for this big-time safety. Fellow Floridian Kevin Toliver also spent quite a bit of time around Harrison this weekend, so he had some major LSU recruiters working him while he was in Baton Rouge.
Harrison was one of the top performers regardless of position through the Tigers’ three-day camp. He had everyone in attendance drooling over his ability, including the LSU coaches and they did their part to sell him on being a Tiger. Though Harrison has been committed to North Carolina for quite some time, he’s since included LSU and Alabama as finalists with those two SEC programs hoping to flip him from the Tar Heels.
Most predictions have him landing with either LSU or Alabama, and both schools have reason for optimism entering his decision. LSU feels like they made a big impression on him during this visit and are very hopeful they’ll receive good news Tuesday afternoon.