LSU offers two out-of-state, four-star RBs

LSU hasn't targeted many running backs in the 2016 class, but the Tigers handed out a pair of new offers to four-star recruits on Tuesday

LSU will return all of its scholarship running backs for the 2016 season, so that isn’t a major position of need in this recruiting class.

North Webster’s Devin White is really the only RB LSU has targeted in 2016. TSD posted a recruiting update on him earlier this week, and he is taking an open approach to the process with offers in from several SEC schools. But the Tigers do still feel confident about landing White.

That being said, LSU did hand out a pair of new offers to out-of-state, four-star running backs on Tuesday.

LSU dipped into uncharted territory to offer Miles Sanders, a Pittsburgh native. The Tigers don’t often go that far north especially for running backs, but Frank Wilson obviously likes what he sees from him. He’s a four-star prospect, one of the Top 100 recruits in the country and the seventh-best running back in the class.

The only problem is that Sanders isn’t exactly on the open market. He committed to Penn State last summer, and he hasn’t wavered in that pledge sense. Brian Dohn, Scout’s national recruiting analyst in the Northeast, said he’d be surprised to see Sanders land with someone other than the Nittany Lions.

Sanders would seem a near-impossible flip for LSU to make. So if you’re looking for a legitimate target at running back, it would probably be wise to look elsewhere.

LSU joins a crowded offer list for four-star Robert Washington (pictured above). He ranks No. 17 at his position, and he’ll have his pick of major programs when it comes time to narrow down his decision.

Washington’s in the process of releasing a Top Six. North Carolina, Syracuse, TCU and Alabama have made the cut so far. Several schools are in contention to join that group, and now LSU will work for positioning near the top his board. The Tigers will have to get him down to Baton Rouge for a visit this spring, as he does plan to commit somewhere soon.

He’s set a commitment date for April 25. The home-state Tar Heels have to be considered the leader at this stage, but there’s obviously time for things to change. LSU has made its interest official with an offer, so we’ll now see where they land among Washington’s suitors.

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