LSU 'has a shot' to flip Shyheim Carter

Shyheim Carter said LSU has the best recruiter, but Alabama has the best coach. Which will win out for this four-star cornerback?

Alabama commit Shyheim Carter called Nick Saban the best coach he's ever met. The in-state school has the best recruiter though.

LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron took over as Carter's regional recruiter upon joining the Tiger coaching staff. That's left a big mark on Carter, and Coach O doesn't plan to let this four-star corner leave Louisiana.

"He’s the best recruiter I’ve ever been around because of his personality, the way he recruits," Carter said. "We've got a great relationship."

Carter's been a regular presence on the LSU campus in the last couple months. He attended the "Boys from the Boot" junior day in February, a practice earlier this spring and two weekends ago spent a morning at the facility, just spending time around the coaches and players.

“Those visits went nice," Carter said. "I feel better than what I did at first. For me, it’s important to feel comfortable there...They’ve really been on me now. At first they weren’t, but they are now.”

Carter did follow up his most recent trip to Baton Rouge with a midweek visit to Alabama that afforded the Crimson Tide a chance to counteract some of LSU's momentum.

But all fans want to know just how good a chance LSU has at flipping one of the state's best athletes.

“Everybody has a shot," Carter said, "but I’m still solid to Alabama.”

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