Some of the top talent at LSU’s camp was at the wide receiver position.
There were multiple four-stars in attendance, plus some other under-the-radar prospects with big-time potential. The biggest news of the week also came from a wide receiver, so let’s focus on where things stand at that position after this week’s camp.
We’ll start with that new member of the 2016 class. Da’Monte Coxie was one of the top overall performers Friday and that earned him an LSU before he left campus. Coxie’s dream was to play for the Tigers, and he committed on the spot.
Coxie is now LSU’s third wide receiver commit in 2016, joining Stephen Sullivan and Dee Anderson (both of whom camped this week). Assuming LSU holds on to all three — which the Tigers expect to do, despite competition for Sullivan and Anderson — the Tigers will have one more spot for a wide receiver in this class.
Coxie was one of three receivers to earn LSU offers by the end of camp.
Drake Davis was a big one as a popular name among LSU fans. The son of Lester Earl, Davis has been on LSU’s radar for a while. One of the most athletic players at LSU’s camp, Davis showed enough ability as a pass catcher to earn an offer from the Tigers. Ole Miss has a big advantage with Davis set to attend the IMG Academy with Shea Patterson, but perhaps LSU will start surging now that an offer’s on the table.
The other new offer went to Texas A&M commit Quartney Davis. While he was excited about getting that offer, it’s too early to determine how seriously he’d consider a team other than the Aggies.
Two other campers worth mentioning are Isaiah Graham and Brandon Johnson. Graham, a four-star prospect, ran a 4.65 40, but the LSU coaches wanted to see him run sub-4.6. An offer hasn’t come yet, and it’s not likely to at this point. Johnson picked up an LSU offer early in his process, and camped at LSU both in June and July. But he’s not a take at this moment for the Tigers.
So if LSU lands a fourth wide receiver in this class, who could it be?
LSU offered Texas A&M commit Quartney Davis at camp
Drake Davis and Quartney Davis will definitely be worth watching now that they have offers.
Clyde Leflore remains the No. 1 target in Louisiana. He didn’t camp at LSU this week, but he was at the 7-on-7 Tournament earlier this month and has a strengthening relationship with Tony Ball. Texas A&M seems to be the school most likely to land him if he leaves the state, but LSU is still very much in play.
LSU hosted Devin Duvernay, one of the nation’s best, at camp this week. The Tigers have made a big push for him, but it will tough to get him away from the Texas schools.
Keep an eye too on Freddie Swain, whom LSU offered after he was one of the best performers at The Opening. He’s very interested in visiting, and that trip could get set up very soon. LSU’s a longshot, but they could soon get an opportunity to enter Swain’s lead group.
LSU will also court some big national names like Trevon Diggs, Donnie Corley and Darnell Salomon, who have all said they want to visit soon. LSU hoped Cavin Ridley and Binjimen Victor would come to camp this week, but they didn’t make it. LSU will continue going after them though.
There are plenty of options for a potential fourth receiver in this class. LSU already has three really good ones committed though, and anything else would be lagniappe at this point.
LSU can still add more wide receiver talent
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