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Football Recruiting: Weekend Visitors

With only two more weekends left, the press is on

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With only two more weekends left before National Signing Day, the staff is running out of time to make their last impressions before pen meets paper and faxes (seriously, who still sends faxes?) are sent.  After a successful weekend last go around, the staff has another solid group of visitors lined up for this coming weekend.  Who's all coming in?

The Uncommitted

Trayvon Mullen is one of the final two cornerbacks, along with Kristian Fulton, that Corey Raymond is looking to bring into this class.  Raymond will have to hold off in-state Florida State, where he has already officially visited.

Even with two safeties already in this class in Eric Monroe and Cameron Lewis, along with Saivion Smith likely transitioning there in the future, it hasn't stopped Raymond from putting the press on other candidates.  This weekend, Raymond gets a visit from Deontay Anderson and will need to put his hiking shoes on for the uphill climb he has.  Ole Miss likely leads for Anderson and the Rebels get the last visit next weekend, so the challenge is on Raymond.

Jeff Grimes pulled in two surprises near NSD last year in Chidi Valentine-Okeke and Toby Weathersby, and will have a good shot to do that with Jauan Williams. The very impressionable recruit has a top two of Florida State and Texas A&M, but the Aggies offered him on the 9th and got a visit from Williams last weekend, so it goes without saying Williams is still looking around.

TCU commit Sci Martin was offered by LSU in June but the interest subsided.  After a strong senior season, Coach Orgeron re-vamped his interest in the defensive end recruit and secured an official visit.  This weekend could shift the momentum back to the in-state Tigers if Orgeron continues the full-court press.

The Committed

After last weekend, which featured a number of current commits, only four are in town but two are of utmost importance. Erick Fowler is coming off a visit to in-state Texas, LSU's strongest competitor to get his signature, so it will be a sigh of relief to get him back in Baton Rouge this weekend to reassure his stance with the Tigers.  Fowler may visit Oklahoma next weekend, but that should not have much effect. Eric Monroe has been a solid LSU commit since June, but the Tigers have continuously been pressure by Texas A&M, who is scheduled to get a visit next weekend.  However, Monroe has been scheduled to visit College Station on a number of occasions but each time he failed to show up.  LSU will hope history repeats itself. Caleb Roddy and Jakori Savage are as solid of commits as you can find and will be coming in just to enjoy their official visit.

In another piece of commitment news, Destrehan defensive end/tackle Glen Logan announced that he'd be skipping his scheduled official visit to Miami. Logan was rumored to be high on the U, with former DHS Wildcat and Miami legend Ed Reed in his ear. But his official visit and some hard work from LSU on mama helped lock Logan up, it appears.

With five non-LSU commits on campus, this weekend could go a long way in determining how much icing will be on the 2016 class cake.  With the top overall class once again after Willie Allen's commitment and could be fortified with Rashard Lawrence's decision, LSU is always looking for more and this weekend can help secure that top class.