The Tigers checked in on two players that have already signed financial aid agreements, granting the LSU coaches unlimited contact and the ability to have in-home visits at this stage of the cycle.
The most important stop for Grimes and Cameron was to Senatobia, Miss., to check on commit Matt Womack. The three-star tackle has been committed to LSU since July, but the Tigers are fending off serious competition to hold on to him.
Womack informed the LSU coaches during this visit that he no longer plans to enroll early. Those were his original intentions, which is why he signed the FAA back in August. But Womack has reconsidered and wants to finish his senior year of high school with his classmates before enrolling in college this June. Womack gave the LSU coaches every impression that he's still firm with his commitment, despite the attention coming from elsewhere.
By him not opting to enroll early though, that gives other programs an extra month to try and pull him from the Tigers.
Alabama and Ole Miss have each made Womack one of the top offensive linemen on their board. He's made unofficial visits to each school this fall and officials are likely to come after the season. The LSU coaches will need to continue showing Womack how big a priority he is, and a second in-home visit in less than a month is helping to nail that point home.
The other two LSU coaches went to Marble Falls, Texas, to visit tight end commit Hanner Shipley.
He's been committed to LSU since January, and he's never wavered in his pledge. Shipley signed his FAA in August and plans to enroll for the spring semester. He still intends to be a tight end, and he'll have a shot at early playing time.
Logan Stokes graduates after this season, and Dillon Gordon will be a senior for the 2015 season. Shipley will have an opportunity to crack the depth chart as a blocker, and the extra semester will certainly benefit him.
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