SEC observers and fans know that one constant in life is the LSU Tigers have always been able to bring in top-notch recruits. And the focus for the 2018 class has been on the defensive side of the ball. The Bayou Bengals have a top-15 recruiting class and are looking to close it out strong before National Signing Day. Here is what Ed Orgeron and his staff have been up to in this week’s SEC Recruiting report.
The week started out on a rough note for the Bayou Bengals, with four-star wide receiver Kenyon Jackson decommitting from LSU. Jackson plays at Grayson High School in Georgia. Both Georgia and Florida State have made a strong push for Jackson, as the recruiting period has revved up. LSU can still bring him back into the fold, but the competition for Jackson has increased, and it will be a difficult task getting him out of Georgia.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers are looking to add cornerback Erick Young out of Bush High School in Richmond, Texas. Young is a big, physical corner that has a nose for the football. Young plays press coverage well and is physical enough to make tackles, and not make a business decision. Young is an athlete that fits the LSU secondary well and the Tigers made an offer earlier this week. Young has offers from Florida State, Colorado and Baylor. He will likely be a popular recruit as National Signing Day approaches.
It is time to spotlight a recruit from around the SEC. The player that caught my eye this week is Aaron Brule out of Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, Louisiana. Brule and his teammates with the Raiders are off to a solid start on the season. He has a number of schools pushing for his services with Mississippi State, Arkansas and TCU all making a big push. Brule is versatile and can play the safety or the linebacker spot.
I look for his recruiting to really heat up as the season goes on. So enjoy the games this weekend and check back here next week for more on the SEC recruiting news.