4-star LB Lyndell "Mack" Wilson has LSU at No. 2 in his Top Eight

LSU's near the top for elite linebacker Lyndell Wilson

LSU's one of the top teams on the list of four-star linebacker Lyndell Wilson.

The Tigers trail only Florida in Wilson's Top Eight, which he released in order Wednesday. LSU's ahead of Ole Miss, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon and USC.


LSU has made Wilson one of its top priorities in the 2016 class. The Tigers hosted him and close friend Ben Davis, a five-star linebacker, for a visit early in the summer. After that trip, LSU shot up both of their lists.

LSU has done well to maintain its momentum, made clear by Wilson's updated top schools. LSU hasn't had him on campus since that visit in late May, but they're hoping to get him to a game this fall.

LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is his lead recruiter, and the two have a relationship dating back to Steele's days at Alabama. Wilson projects as an inside linebacker on the next level and could have a chance to start if Kendell Beckwith goes pro after this season.

Wilson has not set any official visits, and he'll take his recruitment until the end, not announcing a commitment until National Signing Day.

Alabama has long been considered the favorite for Wilson, so it's a surprise to see them at No. 4 on his list. But there's a lot of time for things to turn, and his order will certainly change over the coming months.

LSU still has a big need for linebackers in this class even with two already committed. Wilson and Davis are two of the top targets, joined by recruits like Michael DivinityKeion JoynerJeffrey McCullochDontavious Jackson and Rahshaun Smith.

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