LSU's first 7 in Louisiana for '17

LSU has now handed out seven offers to Louisiana recruits in the 2017 class. Here's the lowdown on each one.

There’s still a lot to be decided in the Class of 2016, but LSU’s wasting no time for 2017. The Tigers already have a pair of commits ranked four-stars or higher, and they’ve now handed out seven offers to in-state prospects. Here’s a rundown of the rising juniors that have already received offers from the Tigers.

It’s been more than two years since LSU offered Dylan Moses, and his star status has only grown from there. He’s currently one of 10 five-star prospects in the 2017 class, and he’ll likely debut at the top of the list once the Scout 300’s unveiled for his year. Moses has been committed to LSU since September 2013 and has shown no signs of backing away from it. The Tigers have fought off other schools throughout this recruitment, and that will continue until his National Signing Day. But all signs point to him being a Tiger and one of the biggest recruits they’ve landed.

LSU was the first school to offer Tyler Shelvin, and he didn’t waste any time before he committed. Shelvin emerged on the scene last summer as one of the top performers at LSU’s camp. He followed that with a solid sophomore season and earned that LSU offer in early March, which is when he committed. Shelvin has shown tremendous quickness and mobility for his size, and he should follow nicely behind the elite crop of defensive tackles in the 2016 class.

Adrian Ealy is another in the long line of big-time recruits from University Lab. A teammate of Dylan Moses, LSU would love to land Ealy and keep both of these rising stars in Baton Rouge. LSU was one of the first schools to offer him when he blew up last summer. Florida State, Florida, Texas and Mississippi State are also on his list. The Seminoles were a team he liked growing up, but it’s hard to see LSU losing a kid that goes to high school on their campus.

LSU has made Lowell Narcisse its top priority at quarterback in the 2017 class. Though there were questions early if that position fit him best for the future, Narcisse has shown steady improvement over the last couple years and has real potential as a quarterback on the next level. Cam Cameron has built a strong relationship with him, and Narcisse’s former QB coach is now an assistant at LSU under Cameron. Auburn’s currently the biggest threat to LSU, and Narcisse says they’re even atop his list. Look for his recruitment to be a battle of Tigers moving forward.

Chris Allen figures to be one of the top defensive ends to come out of Louisiana in recent years. LSU was once again the first to offer him, and schools like Florida State, Georgia and Miami have come calling since. But LSU should be hard to beat. Though Allen’s taking his recruitment slowly, he admits to being a LSU fan growing up along with most of his family. The proximity to home is another big plus, and you can bet Ed Orgeron will spend a lot of energy working on this hometown product.

Amite ATH Devonta Smith announced his presence on the recruiting scene in a big way last week, landing his first two offers from SEC schools LSU and Ole Miss. Smith is a tremendous athlete and has a bright future on either side of the ball. Corey Raymond has been his lead recruiter to this point for LSU, so the Tigers seem to like him as a defensive back. He’s going to be heavily recruited, and you can bet several more SEC schools come through with offers by the fall.

Todd Harris is the latest in-state recruit to receive an LSU offer, picking it up Tuesday morning. He added another one from the SEC on Wednesday when Tennessee came through with an offer. Coach Raymond actually saw him at a track meet earlier this week, and that was all he needed to see for Harris to land an offer. Harris posted a 40 time in the 4.6-second range last month and he’s a versatile defensive back that can play corner or safety on the next level.

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