San Diego (Calif.) four-star junior cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart has become one of those most coveted players in his class.
Sunday, the 2018 prospect received scholarship offer No. 15 from LSU.
“LSU is coming off crazy adversity with their coaching staff situation,” said Taylor-Stuart. “Firing Les Miles really sparked my eyes, like wow.
“But other than that, I know LSU has a history of producing good defensive backs. They have a lot of big names they’ve put into the NFL.”
Taylor-Stuart is still in the midst of building a relationship with the LSU staff and has yet to peak to interim head coach Ed Orgeron.
“I spoke and texted with the defensive backs coach (Corey Raymond),” said Taylor-Stuart. “Their message to me was, ‘Isaac, we want you to be a Tiger.’”
As with may other sought after underclassmen, Taylor-Stuart is well on his way to having his pick of schools. USC is already among his favorite group of choices.
“I have very high interest with USC,” said Taylor-Stuart. “Even though they are starting out slow right now, they’re going to have guys like Juju (Smith-Schuster), Iman (Marshall) and Adoree Jackson supposedly going in the first round.
“I have a really good connection with the defensive backs coach (Ronnie Bradford). We talk about once a week and text daily. To me it sounds like he knows what he is talking about. He talks about rebuilding the program and improving people daily.
“So my interest in USC is high right now.”
At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Taylor-Stuart has the size to play anyone of of the four or five positions in the defensive backfield.
“USC sees me as a corner and a returning because of my size, speed and how physical I am,” said Taylor-Stuart. “I’ll be up there for the Oregon-USC game.
‘I just looking forward to meeting the coaches and seeing the fans. Maybe talk with the players and see what’s up with them.
“I just want to see SC keep improving. I want to see the players get better without the arguing and fussing.”