LSU remains in the hunt for four-star RB Johnny Frasier (Princeton, N.C.), and he plans to take an official visit to Baton Rouge this fall. Per Scout’s Michael Clark, Frasier, the nation’s No. 3 RB, was expected to give the LSU coaches a call Wednesday night to start the process of scheduling that visit.
Frasier (pictured above) has been committed to Florida State since August, but he’s remained adamant about taking his share of visits. Other schools still have a legitimate chance at luring him away from Florida State, but it will be tough. LSU’s odds will become clearer once he steps foot on campus for a visit. But Frasier does want to explore all options and make sure Florida State’s the best place for him.
He’s not the only running back LSU’s still courting. Jaason Lewis remains on the board, and the Tigers are one of the top teams in consideration. He’s narrowed his focus to five schools, though most consider the Tigers and Miami to be the two teams to beat at this point. Lewis visited Baton Rouge for five days this summer, and he plans to announce within the next month.
LSU must also ensure that one of their top committed running backs stays in the class. Nicholas Brossette continues to listen to Texas, and the Longhorns are the one team that could steal him away from LSU. Texas hopes to sell Brossette on a much more favorable depth chart than the Tigers’, though staying close to home could be an important factor for Brossette.
Campbell’s decision is coming
LSU is one of three finalists for four-star WR George Campbell, who will announce his commitment tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m. central time. His decision will be broadcast digitally by ESPN.
Florida and Florida State are the other two schools in the hunt for Campbell, considered the No. 8 WR in the country. LSU remains in the mix after hosting Campbell for a visit in late May, though the two in-state schools have picked up more momentum within the last couple months.
Most consider the Seminoles the favorite to land Campbell on Friday, and the Tigers at this point are a long shot.
LSU offers 2015 wide receiver
LSU added a new wide receiver to its big board on Wednesday night, extending an offer to 2015 three-star Antonio Callaway (pictured above). The 5-foot-11 speedster transferred this past spring from Homestead High School in Miami to powerhouse Booker T. Washington, where his recruitment has blown up.
Callaway holds offers from the big three in-state schools (Florida, Florida State and Miami) in addition to other SEC programs like Georgia, Mississippi State and Arkansas. He’s still somewhat of a sleeper on the national scene, and LSU hopes to get a foot in the door by extending him an offer before fall gets into full swing.
The Tigers’ chances will be legitimate if they can get him on campus for an official visit, which would likely come later in the cycle.
LSU has only one wide receiver committed in the 2015 class (Jazz Ferguson) with Louisiana’s No. 1 prospect, Tyron Johnson, still very much in play.
Callaway was the second wide receiver LSU offered this week, though the first came from the 2016 class. On the first day schools could communicate with juniors through social media, the Tigers made sure to reach out to five-star Auburn commit Nate Craig, the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver. LSU extended him an offer and will try to stay on Craig’s mind as he goes through the recruiting process.
Louisiana package deals forming?
Shea Patterson, the nation’s No. 1 QB for 2016, has only been in Louisiana a little longer than a year, but he’s already become quite the lightning rod for recruits.
The five-star has developed a strong relationship with four-star WR Mykel Jones, and the two have taken visits together, saying publicly that they’d like to play together on the next level. On Wednesday, another four-star prospect in the state made public his desires to play with Patterson in college.
Wherever I go my bro going too @SheaPatt_6 ????— %%MATCH_22%% (@Willie31Allen) September 4, 2014
Willie Allen’s considered the state’s top offensive lineman and has long been a big-time target for LSU. The Tigers are very much after Patterson as well, and he was in Houston this past weekend to watch his older brother, Sean, make his LSU coaching debut.
LSU is very optimistic about its chances of landing Patterson to go with four-star QB Feleipe Franks in that 2016 class. Should the Tigers reel in Patterson, it would appear the other recruits in Louisiana would line up to join him.