Michael Divinity trims list to 15, talks LSU

Michael Divinity released a Top 15 on Thursday. TSD spoke with him earlier in the week for the latest on where things stand in his recruitment.

MARRERO — Michael Divinity has less than eight months until he enrolls early at a college, and he says that’s plenty of time for him to make a decision.

“I’m taking it all in because it’s a long recruiting process,” Divinity said. “I’m going in mid-term and I have a long time to think about it. You don’t know what’s going to happen by the end of next season. Coaches might change. So I just have to sit here and weigh all my factors.”

Divinity has a longer offer list that includes most every major program in the country. He released a Top 15 on Thursday that included schools like LSU, Oregon, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Florida State, Florida and Texas.

He plans to narrow it down further this summer and fall, but spring is all about his team at John Ehret HS.

“The spring’s been crazy with the coaches coming by, but I can’t let that bother me,” Divinity said. “I’ve got to worry about getting a state ring and getting better with my teammates. It’s my last year, and I have to go out with a bang.”

Divinity plans to take all five of his official visits during the season. He already has one scheduled — Oregon on Sept. 26.

LSU will likely receive another as a team that’s been near the top of his list throughout his recruitment. The Tigers have made Divinity a huge priority in this class, the only in-state linebacker they’ve offered since the Class of 2014.

His last trip to Baton Rouge came for the Spring Game in April.

“It was great to sit down with Coach [Les] Miles and Coach Frank [Wilson], sitting down one-on-one with Coach [Orgeron],” Divinity said. “He showed me what I need to work on and what I’m good at. It was just great.”

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has started playing a big part in Divinity’s recruitment. That goes to show how important he is to LSU’s class.

“It’s a great relationship,” Divinity said. “He showed me what I needed to work on. He had game film that I didn’t even know he had. It was crazy. He also put on some LSU film and showed me where and how he wants me to play…

“SAM for my first year, but he said by junior year I’ll be a WILL. It doesn’t matter as long as I get playing time and I start.”

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