LSU secured a big win on the field Saturday against Auburn, and there were a ton of top recruits in the stands watching them dominate.
The Tigers had dozens of targets from the 2016 and 2017 classes on-hand to see Leonard Fournette shine and the defense stifle Auburn for most of that game. All reports have been very positive from the weekend, with LSU growing in confidence with a lot of the players high on their board.
Check the confirmed list of recruits that were in attendance Saturday. And below is all the inside information, giving you the goods on all the notable recruits.
---The headliner this weekend was four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson. LSU had been working for months to get him to campus, and that visit finally materialized. It should pay dividends as LSU looks to separate from the herd and secure a spot in his lead group.
Jackson posted pictures of himself hanging with all the big-time LSU players after the game — Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Kendell Beckwith. He knows all about LSU's need at linebacker and the draw of possibly starting as a freshman is a big appeal. Bradley Dale Peveto is the lead recruiter here, but it's been a full-staff effort in trying to reel in Jackson.
Keep in mind too he has a strong relationship with fellow LSU target Jeffrey McCulloch. He was at the McNeese State game before it was canceled and had visited LSU several times before that. LSU also expects to get an official visit from him, and that'll help with Jackson. These two have discussed playing together on the next level, and LSU would love to be that destination.
Most everyone still believes Texas to be his leader, but the Longhorns continue to struggle and maybe that leaves an opening for other schools. Jackson has tentatively set official visits to UCLA, Michigan and Florida State. There are a lot of schools trying to secure his other two visits, and LSU's optimistic it has a good chance to get one after a very positive visit this weekend.
---Another big name from the Lone Star State at the game was Ross Blacklock. After two dominant showings at camp this summer, he bacame a huge LSU target to be the nosetackle of the future. It's been a tight battle with Texas A&M, and LSU believes this gameday visit might've given them a slight edge on the Aggies.
Blacklock was in Baton Rouge with his mother, and they're both very familiar and comfortable with LSU's campus. It's still too tight to peg either school a favorite, but LSU's confidence is growing with Blacklock after having him back on campus.
---Rashard Lawrence was another major defensive line target in attendance. He was either going to visit LSU or Alabama this weekend, and the Tigers were thrilled that he chose to come to Baton Rouge. Pregame, he was surrounded by some of LSU's North Louisiana commits like Andraez Williams and Cameron Lewis. He's tight with those guys, and LSU's hoping that draw helps them secure Lawrence.
Bradley Dale Peveto was also tight with him after the game. He and Ed Orgeron are working on Lawrence, and their efforts are paying off. Lawrence will go back-and-forth between LSU and Alabama, but the Tigers seem to have a slight edge at this point. If they can keep up that momentum throughout the fall, they'll be positioned well down the home stretch.
---Also in from North Louisiana was Devin White. He was decked out in LSU gear, and surrounded by most of the other N. La. recruits. LSU has always felt very confident in its chances to get White, and there's nothing that leads us to feel any different. He won't announce until NSD, but the Tigers are a big favorite.
Fulton has been on LSU's campus so much lately he seems like a commit. He was with friends and family in Tiger Stadium, and the comfort they have there is evident. They just don't have that with any other school, so whenever Fulton decides he's ready to shut things down, he'll be a Tiger. That's a pretty sure bet at this point.
LSU's also the leader with Divinity. He had taken official visits to Florida State and Texas A&M before this weekend, and LSU made sure to overcome any momentum those schools had built. We don't really consider either school to be a major threat for him, but he will take an official to Oregon this coming weekend. Still, LSU's the big favorite to land his commitment when he announces in December.
---LSU did get former commit Stephen Sullivan on campus for the game. That was big after he had decommitted about one month prior. Cam Cameron showed him a lot of attention while he was in town, and he's a big reason why Sullivan loved LSU in the first place. This will still be a tight battle against TCU, but LSU still believes it has every chance to get Sullivan back in the class.
---From the 2017 class, a massivie visitor this weekend was Marvin Wilson. He's one of the Top 20 overall prospects regardless of position, and despite being from Texas, he has said LSU was the school he cheered for growing up. He'll be one of the most heavily recruited players in the country, but LSU has a big paw in the door. They'll be one of the top schools in contentin throughout his recruitment.
---Don't forget about Lowell Narcisse. Despite being committed to Auburn, he was on the LSU sideline pregame. Even the LSU coaches were joking with him that he belonged on the Auburn side, and that produced some laughs all-around.
It'll be interesting to track what he does moving forward. LSU will keep recruiting him, as he's still probably their best QB option at this point. But Narcisse will be a tough flip. A big reason he chose Auburn in the first place was that he has an easier path to the starting job there than at LSU. That's even more evident now with Jeremy Johnson's struggles, but Narcisse is at least staying familiar with what's going on at LSU.
---We'll lastly mention Dylan Moses. He's been at both of the LSU home games (McNeese State included). Though he caused quite a stir when he announced his decommitment over the summer, LSU is still 100 percent confident he'll ultimately land with the Tigers by his NSD. Nothing that's happened in the time since he dropped his commitment has changed LSU's optimism there.