Four-star wide receiver Clyde Leflore is one of the top prospects in the state. He’s the third best WR in Louisiana, and LSU certainly has a lot of competition for his commitment.
Dozens of college coaches have made stops at Warren Easton during this evaluation period, particularly to check out LeFlore, who missed part of his junior season with a knee injury. The leg checks out now, but LeFlore does his best to focus more on his current team than what’s happening with his recruitment.
“I put my team responsibilities before anything,” he said. “I’ve never been an ‘I’ person. I know I’m going to the next level, so I don’t really have to worry about my recruiting.”
That time will come soon enough though. LeFlore’s still in the stage where he’s taking everything in, treating all suitors on an even playing field. He does admit that certain programs are standing out.
He mentioned LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Nebraska.
LSU’s made him a big priority, and the Tigers receive a big boost by having LeFlore’s former teammate on board.
“I’m comfortable there,” LeFlore said. “Tyron’s going to be up there, so I’ll take even more visits. It’s like being at home…I can learn from him. Since he’ll already know the college level, I can just come in and learn from him. My freshman year, I can already be a college-level receiver.”
As one of the best in New Orleans, that means he’s squarely in the crosshairs of LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson. He led the charge for Johnson in 2015, and now he’s doing the same with LeFlore.
“Me and Coach Frank have a good relationship,” LeFlore said. “We’ve been getting closer since he started recruiting me, because he was always recruiting Tyron first. Now it’s my turn.”
Possibly even more important for LSU’s chances is LeFlore’s budding relationship with the Tigers’ new receivers coach Tony Ball.
“I’ve been talking to him a lot,” LeFlore said. “I like him. He’s a cool person to be around…He just wants to help me at the next level. He wants me to see my dreams.”
Johnson didn’t announce his commitment to LSU until the Under-Armour All-American Game, about a month before National Signing Day. LeFlore said he’ll likely follow a similar timeframe, not deciding until late in the process.
“I’m going to take it slow,” he said. “I want to go somewhere I can get away from everything. Where I can just focus on what I’m supposed to focus on.”