5-star Keion Joyner to attend LSU Spring Game

Five-star outside linebacker Keion Joyner plans to visit LSU for the Spring Game on April 18, according to Scout's Michael Clark.

LSU's expected to host the nation's No. 1 outside linebacker on April 18 for the annual Spring Game.

Scout's Michael Clark reports that five-star Keion Joyner will visit Baton Rouge for the Tigers' spring finale. He's one of LSU's top priorities at the biggest position of need in the 2016 class.

Joyner mentioned LSU in his top three as recently as February, putting the Tigers at the top of his list with Florida State and North Carolina. LSU's been a steady presence among his favorites throughout his recruitment, naming them his leader early in the cycle.

Joyner comes from Havelock, N.C., but grew up in Abbeville, La. He still has family in the state, and LSU hopes that serves as an advantage for them.

Joyner was last in Baton Rouge in the spring of 2014, and Kevin Steele has taken over for John Chavis as his lead recruiter.

He's said he plans to narrow down his recruitment this fall, will take all five of his official visits and will possibly announce his commitment at next year's Under-Armour All-American Game.

The Tigers didn't sign a linebacker in 2015, so a big haul at that position in 2016 is absolutely mandatory. Joyner and Marrero (La.) Ehret prospect Michael Divinity are the two names atop the board. LSU doesn't yet have a linebacker committed in 2016, but the Tigers are hopeful that changes soon.

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