You can call Ed Orgeron's first stop on the recruiting trail a rousing success.
The new LSU defensive line coach left Baton Rouge early Thursday morning to make a stop in Montgomery, Ala. There he and new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele met with defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho, Jr. with one goal in mind — land an official visit.
Details still need to be ironed out, according to Wanogho's guardians, but Scout's John Garcia has confirmed with Wanogho's coach that an official visit to LSU will happen this weekend. That will be his first and kick off what should be a hectic dash to National Signing Day.
Wanogho, formerly a 2016 recruit, reclassified to the 2015 class just last week and has seen a revolving door of coaches at his school on the first day post-dead period. Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee were just some of the programs represented at Wanogho's school Thursday. But it was the visit from LSU that really seems to stand out.
He didn't plan to take an official visit this weekend. He's been hit with a whirlwind of interest since reclassifying to 2015. He originally intended to narrow down his focus this weekend and work out the visits he wants to take.
But Orgeron apparently left such a strong impression on him that he wants to head to Baton Rouge as soon as possible.
That should give LSU an opportunity to set the standard other programs must match before Wanogho makes a final decision in less than three weeks (though he may wait until after NSD to allow for more time).
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