4-star OG John Simpson has LSU in top seven, wants to take official visit

This four-star offensive lineman is eyeing an official visit to LSU

Four-star offensive guard John Simpson (North Charleston, S.C.) wants to take an official visit to LSU.

Simpson has the Tigers in his top seven despite having never been to Baton Rouge. That should change between now and National Signing Day though.

Simpson hasn't yet planned any of his officials, but he told Scout's Chad Simmons that LSU is definitely a school he wants to check out.

“I don’t really know what to expect," Simpson said of LSU. "I don’t want to expect too much and it’s not what I expect it to be. That’s really why I want to take one of my officials there, because I want to get the feeling of how it is there.”

LSU offered Simpson, the No. 4 overall prospect in South Carolina, in February. By July, he had LSU among his leaders with South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. 

LSU has two offensive linemen committed in 2016, including Donavaughn Campbell, the nation's No. 9 OG. The Tigers will aim to take at least one more big boy up front, and outside of Willie Allen, most of LSU's attention has been spent out-of-state. LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes proved his recruiting chops toward the end of the 2015 recruiting cycle, landing players like Toby Weathersby and Chidi Valentine-Okeke, and he's hoping for repeat success in 2016.

Simpson could be one of those big, late additions. He told Scout his LSU official would likely come after the season. He's eyeing a commitment before NSD, maybe in December or at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Clemson and South Carolina are considered the heavy favorites to get him, but Simpson maintains he's open to all seven schools currently atop his list.

Simpson breaks down his recruitment in the video interview above.

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