Pair of 4-stars to visit LSU within the week

A four-star linebacker and a top pass catcher from the state of Florida are scheduled to visit LSU within the next week.

The summer's in full swing and that means recruits will start hitting campuses across the country.

Fresh off a successful Bayou Picnic, LSU is set to keep that train rolling. The Tigers will hold their first summer camp of the season starting on Sunday, and they've already lined up some unofficial visits for the next week.

Four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson said he'll be in Baton Rouge on Monday to check out campus, while four-star wide receiver Brandon Johnson from South Florida will be here this weekend.

Jackson is one of the Tigers' top priorities at linebacker. This will mark his first visit. The LSU coaching staff hoped to host him at the Spring Game in April, but he wasn't able to make the trip.

LSU officially offered him on May 14, and the Tigers definitely have his attention. LSU has a major need at that position in the 2016 class, and they're pitching a player of his caliber on immediate playing time.

Jackson is tight with Jeffrey McCulloch another top LSU target at linebacker. McCulloch has visited LSU twice already, most recently for the Spring Game, but he's not expected to join Jackson on his visit. Most believe the two are considering playing together on the next level.

Texas is considered the team to beat for both Jackson and McCulloch, though Jackson claims he's still wide open in the process.

"I don't even know my own top schools, so stop guessing," Jackson said in a May interview with Scout. "I'm really open right now. I'm still breaking down my list. I'm almost clueless to where I'm going."

Outside of in-state linebacker Michael Divinity, LSU has cast a wide net for prospects at that position. The staff hosted Alabama linebackers Lyndell Wilson and Ben Davis over the weekend, with another five-star like Keion Joyner still very much in play.

LSU will do its best to stay in the mix for Jackson during his visit next week.

LSU has two wide receivers already committed in the 2016 class, but the Tigers would like at least one more.

Brandon Johnson has been on LSU's board for a while now. Corey Raymond extended him an offer and two of his teammates (DE Brian Burns and TE Nick Eubanks) last fall. Now Johnson's set to check out LSU for the first time.

“I’ve always liked the way they play, their style of play," Johnson said when LSU offered. "There’s always a certain swagger that they carry and I always liked that."

Johnson hasn't named any leaders in his recruitment, and he plans to visit schools like Tennessee, Miami and Georgia this summer.

He's not the only four-star wide receiver set to visit LSU this month. Trevon Diggs out of Maryland said over the weekend that he plans to check out LSU some time in June before announcing his commitment on July 4.

LSU assistant Tony Ball hasn't landed a new wide receiver commit since joining the staff, but his options are growing and he'll have his chances to show his recruiting prowess.

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