Many people are counting Ed Orgeron out of the race for LSU's head football coach position, but the staff hasn't stopped furiously working the recruiting trail for the Tigers.
LSU hosted 2017 5-star linebacker Dylan Moses and 5-star wide receiver Devonta Smith on Tuesday for unofficial visits, a source confirmed to Tiger Blitz. Smith made the trip from nearby Amite, La. and Moses is back home right now in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving break.
This fall, LSU hosted both Moses and Smith on unofficial visits for the Southern Miss and Ole Miss games respectively. Moses committed to Alabama shortly before making his way to Tiger Stadium to take in LSU's win over the Golden Eagles. The Tigers reentered the mix for Smith's signature right after Orgeron was named interim coach with wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig and Orgeron working on Smith.
Moses is an early enrollee and time is certainly running out for LSU to make the flip from Alabama, but another visit from Moses gives that more potential if Orgeron is named the head coach at LSU. Smith is set to announce his decision on National Signing Day, but is planning a few official visits and Alabama remains one of the top schools to beat for the No. 1 player in Louisiana.
Orgeron made comments following the Alabama game that players like Crimson Tide left tackle Cam Robinson should be at LSU. The Louisiana native is working to make sure that's the case with these two 5-star targets.
The pair of elite prospects are taking in practice and have been meeting with the staff while on their visits.