The LSU coaching staff hit the recruiting trail this week by making in-home visits with some high-caliber talent.
We will start with a pair of 5-stars in Derrius Guice and Maea Teuhema.
Guice, who was recently upgraded to a 5-star talent by Rivals, was named a finalst for the Army All-American high school player of the year. He seems to be a lock for LSU even with the scare he gave us a couple of months ago by reopening his recruiting process.
Teuhema is also a lock for LSU so I imagine this visit was strictly to check-in with one of their top talents already on the board. Fun Fact: In his final high school game, Teuhema scored a receiving touchdown. You can watch that here.
Now we move on to the more important visits, the remaining targets. You can tell which players the staff are really trying to make an impression on with these late pushes before signing day.
Daylon Charlot is a name you folks have been hearing a lot of lately, and for good reason. With his recent recommitment from Alabama, LSU has to like their chances of sweeping him up late in the game. I imagine Miles' strategy with this visit in particular is to win over good ol' momma and the rest of the family. Miles is known for the impressions he makes with recruit's families so hopefully he can work his magic and get Charlot's on his side.
Another name you all have heard recently is Donte Jackson. The 4-star athlete came on an unofficial visit this past weekend with Tyron Johnson and company and has been flirting with LSU pretty hard these last couple weeks. Jackson is still considered a Georgia lean, but LSU is REALLY in the mix with him. He will be taking an official visit to LSU in January with Tyron Johnson and Xavier Lewis.
CeCe Jefferson is one of the top players in the country and is another one of these Florida leaners that LSU is trying to flip. But like Martez Ivey, LSU is pretty far behind the 5-star defensive end and are just trying to make an impression on the young man from Jacksonville. I don't think I'm going out on a limb saying Jefferson is a longshot.
Another player we are slowly losing is Malik Jefferson. The No.1 outside linebacker in the country is going to be playing in Texas, whether it be at Texas A&M or UT. According to reports, Jefferson has named Texas A&M his leader with UT and UCLA following behind. I imagine he will be staying in-state for his college years.
But hey, LET'S END THIS THING ON A HIGH NOTE! Kristian Fulton is one of the most elite prospects in the 2016 class and has had LSU as his leader for awhile now. He tore his labrum in the spring of last year and came back this season with a vengeance securing two interceptions in his first game back. This past season for him was a strong one and I personally think we could see him become a 5-star prospect soon. LSU is the favorite to land his signature next year so hopefully we can hold on to him.