Galena Park (Tex.) North Shore defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson will be traveling the country in January with four confirmed official visit locations in Texas, LSU, Colorado, and USC with a potential fifth visit to Oregon. A few things have those standing out.
"It's the same thing with all of them. Academics, alumni, after football how they're going to set me up and then last, how the defense wants to use me," Chaisson said.
Ed Orgeron has really made Chaisson a focus and that lead to the Tigers getting that first visit.
Chaisson will be making his January 13th trip to LSU with five star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. When asked about the potential of playing next to Wilson in college, Chaisson responded, "It gives us something to think about, what we could do in college."
The Texas pair have been practicing next to each other during the first two days of Under Armour All America Game practices.
"That's my dude. It's going to be a lot of chilling and talking and have fun. We're not going to put too much stress on it," the No. 1 defensive end in Texas said. "We know at the end of the day, we gotta make a decision. We're going to have fun and relax. We talked about it, but we don't force it."
Texas rose up the ranks due to the whole package of what they bring after looking into them more.
"I could say they were bottom 10 because they don't really offer too many and late. When they offered, I had just decided to make a top schools list," Chaisson said. "Then after that, when I started looking at academics, alumni, what conference they're in, and just let me know what I need to do. I care for the coaches, but one day they're going to get fired or leave. You can't get too good of a relationship with them."
Chaisson has talked with of course, the LSU coaches, but the 2017 class commitments that include Kary Vincent, Jr., Grant Delpit, Tyler Shelvin and others continue to press Chaisson.
“They don’t really bug me too much, but they let me know. He (Vincent) thinks they’re better than Bama’s defense and I think they’re better than Bama’s defense too, holding them to only 10 points,” Chaisson said. “It’s one of the best defenses. The energy, the environment.”
“He told me if you want to go pro, this is the place to go so I take that into consideration too.”
Vincent, Jr. said he feels LSU has a good shot to land the Scout 100 player, who talks with Chaisson a lot about LSU.
"As long as I'm recruiting him, it's a high possibility," the four-star LSU defensive back commit said on Tuesday at Under Armour Check-In. "I think I'm doing a wonderful job at that."
Former teammate Eric Monroe is at LSU now and the two have been talking about the recruiting process a fair amount, but at the end of the day, it's up to Chaisson to decide.
“They say make the best decision for me. They know how it is and how stressful the recruiting process is. I take that all to the heart,” Chaisson said. “I talked to him (Eric). He just told me it’s about that time when spots are filling up. I’m not telling you to commit, but I want you to make the best decision for you and successful wherever you go.”
Chaisson said he'll most likely announce on National Signing Day.