ORLANDO, Fla. --- Though his five official visits are in the books, Corey Lemonier is not ready to close his recruitment down just yet.
Next month, Lemonier has visits set for Miami and Florida State, with a possible trip to Gainesville also in the works. The five-star defensive end’s five official visits were to Auburn, Florida State, Illinois, LSU and Tennessee.
“I just want to make sure that I get a feel for every program, and that I see everything I can before my decision is made,” he said. “Right now, I am thinking that I will probably announce on Signing Day.”
Lemonier, who is ranked as the No. 4 defensive end in the country, said that the most taxing part of the process is getting pulled in so many directions – the main reason his process is being drawn out until the end.
Even at the Under Armour event, Lemonier is not able to escape the chatter of recruiting.
“My roommate, Corey Miller, is committed to Tennessee,” he said. “He is after me already. Last night he stayed up from 12 until 4 in the morning just talking.”
Sunshine State linebacker Jeff Luc, a Seminole commitment, is also on the case.
“Luc got my phone number and has been talking to me a couple of times,” Lemonier said. “I can tell that a lot of different school want me to come be a part of their program.”
Yet, the feeling of being needed, according to Lemonier, was never stronger than on his visit to LSU.
“The coaches, it looked like they really wanted me,” he said. “I came over to Baton Rouge because I was talking to [defensive coordinator] coach [John] Chavis and [defensive line] coach [Brick] Haley every day.
“Once I got there, we talked more and I had a good time,” he added. “Getting to know the city and team was great.”
Though he will not make a trip back to Baton Rouge before his decision is made, Lemonier said that the Tigers could still make a move to land his services.
“Every school has the chance to make a push,” he said. “I feel like I can’t go wrong with any of the schools that I am choosing from. After things settle in and I see a couple of more things, I will feel comfortable with making that decision.”