Latest on 4-star LSU target Michael Divinity

Official visits have started for LSU's top linebacker target.

One official visit is in the books for four-star linebacker Michael Divinity.

Louisiana's best player at his position took a trip to Tallahassee this weekend to see Florida State's opener against Texas State. That was his first trip to Florida State's campus, and the Seminoles have been pushing very hard for him since the spring. Divinity returned the favor by spending his first official in Tallahassee.

The visit was a good one, and Divinity will likely take one more unofficial visit there before making his final decision.

His commitment will likely come in December, as he's still in line to be an early enrollee. Divinity does want to have his decision made before the playoffs start, so a commitment could come earlier, but it won't happen until he takes all of his official visits.

The schedule includes an official visit this coming weekend to Texas A&M. He'll then go to Oregon the weekend of Sept. 25.

It's not locked in stone, but the plan is for him to take his LSU official when the Tigers play Florida on Oct. 17.

Speaking with those close to him, LSU is still the heavy favorite to win Divinity's commitment. LSU has turned the entire coaching staff onto recruiting him. Frank Wilson is the lead guy on this New Orleans kid, but everyone from Kevin Steele to Ed Orgeron and Les Miles are putting in work on Divinity.

He was last on campus a few weeks on the same day as LSU's Fan Day, where he got to see the coaches and other players signing autographs and interacting with all the fans that descended on campus. That gave some interesting insight for Divinity, who's quite familiar with how the program operates, but he experienced just how important that team is to the state. It's a big part of LSU's recruiting pitch.

LSU can also guarantee Divinity will have a chance at early playing time, especially with him set to go through spring practices.

Divinity will give other schools a look, and the official visits will ultimately separate one from the others. But at this point, it would be a surprise if he doesn't end up at LSU.


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