With them team closed down until summer practice, it has given the staff time to shore up their final major recruiting event of the spring until Junior Days get here in the summer. If this is their closer, then this would be like the Mariano Rivera of recruit gatherings (baseball humor, just go with it).
The Commits Will Be Doing Their Job
Outside of Saivion Smith and Donavaughn Campbell, who was listed as a maybe heading into the weekend, the rest of the 2016 class and the two 2017 commitments will be in attendance (full list available here from NOLA.com). There's no need to fear with Saivion, he was here earlier, and, I hate using the word lock, is the closest thing to one for LSU. A lot of these commits, especially Dylan Moses, realizes the importance of doing their part and will likely be helping the coaches possibly secure a commitment or move up a recruit's list. With an already loaded staff of recruiters, these commits will make the LSU presence that much stronger.
There Will Be Big Names From All Over The South
From the safety duo of Deontay Anderson and Eric Monroe, along with rush end duo Erick Fowler and Rahssan Thornton, in Texas from surprise visitor Trayvon Mullen from Florida, LSU is making sure SEC country knows this staff is not afraid of anyone. The most surprising note for this weekend is the possible attendees of Lyndell Wilson and Ben Davis, two of, if not the, top recruits in the state of Alabama. Kevin Steele is using his previous progress with the Crimson Tide to his advantage and now try to bring these recruits out of their home state to join him. Other names that will be in attendance is RB/FB Kingston Davis from Alabama and D-tackle Raekwon Davis from Mississippi.
Louisiana Will Be There In Full Force
If you name a top recruit in the state of Louisiana for 2016 and 2017, there's a very likely shot he will be on the list. From Rashad Lawrence, Devin White, Willie Allen and Greedy Williams in 2016 to Adrian Ealy, Chris Allen, DeVonta Smith and Lowell Narcisse, who we all hope has a speedy recovery from his torn ACL, in 2017, the recruiting stars will be big and bright (deep in the heart of Tex...sorry).
There Will Be Commits?
Sorry, had to put the question mark there, but the opportunity is always present. Kristian Fulton has been flirting with the idea for a little while, maybe the occasion will bring it out of him. Trayvon Mullen is making a long trip to Baton Rouge, it could be his calling to pull the trigger. Deontay Anderson is coming in with his family and maybe it could be his time to end the process after visiting LSU numerous times. The New Orleans native Rahssan Thornton could reward Coach O and the staff for being his first major offer. There could be players like Andre Anthony or Caleb Roddy that could receive that offer and not leave campus without giving Les some good news. Maybe it's Eric Monroe, with his quiet demeanor, takes the next step after a certain 24/7 writer (HAHA) mentioned LSU is his leader. The number of storylines are there for the taking, it's just going to come down to whether any of them will end with a happily ever after.
Whether or not a commit happens, this will be a huge weekend and should see nothing but good news come Sunday and Monday as they all head back home. With the additions of Coach O and Kevin Steele to a staff already solid in the recruiting department, this is what they look forward to and will make an impression.