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Recruiting Update: the final stretch is here

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As we begin the week of National Signing Day who are the final recruits on LSU's radar.

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With the final recruiting visit weekend in the books, and an important commitment in the fold from Lindsey Scott, LSU hits the final days before National Signing Day.

The Tigers sit at 23 total commitments, but with five early enrollees there could be as many as 4-5 more additions to the class. The final recruiting dead period will begin Sunday night, meaning that there will be no more face-to-face contact between coaches and recruits, although coaches can still message recruits through social media and recruits can still make phone calls.

Here's a quick roundup of the most likely remaining targets, and recruitments that will come down to the wire before Wednesday:

Erick Fowler

Texas doesn't want to let this four-star outside linebacker prospect out of their backyard. Charlie Strong had an in-home visit with the Fowlers on Saturday, and reportedly there is a ton of local and family pressure on Fowler to flip to the Longhorns. LSU isn't about to go down without a fight here though, and reportedly Fowler has been steadfast in his commitment. But turning down mama always gets tougher as signing day gets tight, so we'll have to see what happens here.

Trayvon Mullen

There's a lot of momentum on the four-star cornerback in LSU's direction in the last few weeks in terms of 247's Crystal Ball predictors, but nobody seems totally sure on whether Mullen will chose DBU or Florida State. He visited Louisville this weekend. Mullen is reportedly very high on LSU, but again, there's family pressure to stay in state. Mullen will announce at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Sci Martin

This three-star defensive end from McDonough 35 in New Orleans has been a hard commit to TCU since December, but Ed Orgeron reportedly got Martin and his mother (who had to miss his official visit the weekend of Jan. 23) on campus over the weekend. Martin hasn't had an offer from the Tigers, but his 35-sack senior season has attracted a lot of attention, including scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Florida State and Alabama. Expect Orgeron and LSU to offer and push for a commitment over these final days to try and squeeze one more edge pass-rusher into this class.

Kristian Fulton

The five-star cornerback from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie is the final big fish out there for the Tigers. He made an official visit to Florida this weekend, with the Gators and Arkansas as LSU's major competition. Fulton's situation is kind of opposite of Fowler and Mullen, with him getting a lot of family pressure. And while Fulton hasn't been particularly vocal about any one school, he has been open to going out of state. Florida not having a sitting DB coach definitely helps the Tigers cause. Arkansas has mostly been trying to get him through Rummel teammates that have offers from the Razorbacks but not LSU (Arky WR coach Mike Smith could be in line to be Frank Wilson's replacement here after signing day), but after the Fultons cancelled an in-home visit with Bret Bielema last week this looks like an LSU-Florida battle.

LSU has pushed for a few other players (and in the case of Independence's Shyheim Carter, had some pursue the Tigers), but these four are the major names we'll be watching over these final two days. We'll see how the Tigers close.