Tiger coaches have already met, or are scheduled to meet with both quarterbacks this week. While most of the focus is on locking down the rest of the top 2015 recruits, LSU's making sure it has a jump start on a key position for the future.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has now met with Franks multiple times this month and was back at his high school Wednesday. He's been committed to LSU since June and hasn't wavered in that pledge. He was one of the top performers at LSU's camp this summer, and he attended multiple games in Tiger Stadium during the fall. He also plans on playing baseball for the Tigers.
But Franks does continue to get attention from other programs. Jimbo Fisher from nearby Florida State visited him last week, and coaches from Florida and Louisville have been by in recent days.
Franks remains very firm with the Tigers, and LSU's confident it will hold on to the No. 4 quarterback in the country.
But LSU's also working to land the nation's No. 1 quarterback. A day after visiting Franks, Cameron will head up to Shreveport and meet with Patterson at his school. Les Miles will follow that up Monday with a visit of his own.
The Tigers remain optimistic they can land both Franks and Patterson in this class, which would be an embarrassment of riches at that position. Patterson has said he wouldn't be afraid of a two-QB class, and the Tigers do still have his older brother on the coaching staff, which is a big bonus.
But Patterson is still very much open in his process. He visited USC last week while attending a camp out in California. He's now made that trip out West several times, and the Trojans are considered a top contender. He plans to visit an Ole Miss junior day at the end of the month, and multiple head coaches stopped by last mont or plan to visit soon, including Brian Kelly, Kevin Sumlin, Rich Rodriguez and Dan Mullen.
It should be a hotly contested battle, but LSU's making sure it does the necessary work to keep Patterson in Louisiana while also holding on to Franks.