The five-star wide receiver plans to take a trip to Baton Rouge on Oct. 18 when the Tigers host Kentucky. Despite their best efforts, the LSU coaches were unable to get Lodge to campus before he committed to Texas A&M. Now The Tigers are set to get that opportunity after all.
The nation's No. 3 WR decided on Sept. 18 he wanted to explore all his options, take visits and get to know more college coaches. Several schools have been mentioned as early contenders for his new commitment, which he doesn't plan to make until National Signing Day. Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU are in the hunt, as are are out-of-state schools like Ole Miss and USC. It's also possible that he opts to rejoin the Aggies' class.
"I'm taking my time to visit other schools, and talk to a lot more coaches, and visit and see and meet and get with the teams just to see if everything's the perfect fit for me," Lodge told Scout's Gabe Brooks over the weekend.
"I picked A&M in the beginning. I mean, I knew I always wanted to go there, but kinda picked them just off the hype, you know. And I never really looked into everything that I should have...I still love A&M. At the bottom of my heart I still wanna go to A&M, and if that's the spot I'm supposed to be at, then I end up there."
LSU hopes it has a little extra something working in its favor. The Tigers already have a commitment from Lodge's quarterback, Justin McMillan, who pledged to the Tigers over the summer. Those two have connected for nine touchdowns this touchdowns, leading Texas preps powerhouse Cedar Hill to a 3-1 start.
Look for LSU to encourage McMillan to join Lodge on his visit to aid in the recruiting efforts. The LSU commit has already shown on Twitter he's working to get Lodge to join him.