Loston talks recruiting

Five-star safety Craig Loston (6-3, 195) is one of the top ten prospects in the country and the top-rated safety in America. Schools from all over the country are after him but three of them have edged out in front with one holding a slight lead.

Craig Loston


As a junior, Loston was in on 90 tackles, with 67 of them solo, and he also broke up 11 passes and intercepted three.


It didn’t end there, though, for the Houston (Texas) Eisenhower product as he also tallied 847 total yards receiving and returning kicks.


Loston has received offers from several schools, but is beginning to narrow down his list. He plans on committing early before his senior season starts "to get it out of the way."


So far, he has decided on a top three of Clemson, Miami, and LSU. What does he feel these three have to offer?


Clemson - "I just like the way they play ball, and they're losing two safeties next season."


Miami - "Miami has a big history of sending players to the next level."


LSU - "I've been around LSU a lot and I'm comfortable there."


Loston's family is now tied to the Louisiana version of the Tigers as his cousin, five-star quarterback Russell Shepard, recently committed to LSU after attending Junior Day.


Has Shepard's commitment affected Loston's decision making?


"He's trying," Loston said. "But no, not really."


Although he has not visited Clemson, Loston is impressed with what they have to offer. He is planning on visiting for Junior Day on April 11.


While LSU fans hope to land the standout safety, it’s the Tigers of another variety that may hold a small edge at the moment.


"I'm leaning toward Clemson a little," Loston said. "But first I'm looking forward to getting there and looking around before I decide on anything."


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