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LSU Elite Camp Preview

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The biggest weekend for LSU recruiting in the summer has arrived, and with one of, if not the best recruiting staffs in the nation and that LSU has ever assembled, this is amounting to a big occasion for the staff to make huge impressions. I’ll stop babbling and get to the good stuff.

Commits Will Be Putting In Work

11 of the 15 commits in the 2017 class will be in attendance, along with 2018 commits Kelvin Joseph, Nadab Joseph and 2019 commit Derek Stingley. The four 2017 guys missing are IMG commits Jhamon Ausbon and Grant Delpit (their school functions have already started, which is why you won’t see Dylan Moses this weekend either), Edward Ingram and Patrick Queen. Best believe the 13 commits that are in Baton Rouge this weekend will be doing their part in helping the staff secure some more commitments as the 2017 class is down to only 10 more spots before early enrollee numbers play into effect.

This List is HUGE!!!

While these names are always subject to change, the list at first glance shows this staff means business. Running back Cam Akers headlines the 2017 class, and it would make sense after seeing the effort Jabbar Juluke has put in on making him a priority to pair with Clyde-Edwards Helaire. Dave Aranda will have his hands full with four of his top recruits attending in Christopher Allen, Kla’von Chaisson, Will Ignont and Bruce Jordan-Swilling. Allen has been a tough read due to his quiet demeanor, but this will be an LSU-Alabama battle. Chaisson will be there with some of his Northshore coaches, instead of at Texas A&M, where some certain insiders thought he would be attending (HAHAHA). Ignont was dismissed from IMG Academy, so it will be on Aranda and Miles this weekend to ensure he is on the right path once more and will likely be a take. Cornerback Kary Vincent announced that he will be making his commitment known on Sunday, and judging that he will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday, it seems like the writing is on the wall there. With Grant Delpit in the class, Corey Raymond will turn his focus to Todd Harris and Brad Stewart to fill his safety class.

2018 has its fair share of big-name recruits making the trek to LSU this weekend and it starts with big man Dare Rosenthal. Still ranked as an offensive tackle on the recruiting sites, Rosenthal has said he wants to play on the defensive side, so Orgeron will be keeping his focus on the elite prospect. The Parkway duo of wide receiver Terrace Marshall and quarterback Justin Rogers will be attending. Marshall already has an LSU offer and is one of the top receivers in the nation, while Rogers will be using this weekend to showcase his skills after having to sit behind Keondre Wudtree, a Louisiana Tech commit. Wouldn’t be surprised if Rogers earns an offer with Cameron looking to take two QBs in 2018 as well with Zadock Dinkelman in the class already. Rogers won’t be the only big 2018 QB there, as Jack Tuttle will make it in all the way from California as one of the top pro-style QBs. Athlete Jammal Houston is a name to watch for a commitment with his versatility to play wide receiver or safety with his good size. Finally, Anthony Cook could be the next in a long line of defensive backs from Texas to come to LSU. The Tigers have made their presence strongly known in the state and Cook would be another impact in the Houston area.

Remember again, some of these guys may wind up not making it in for one reason or another, and there may even be some surprise names to make their presence. Make no mistake about it, this camp is filled with star-studded recruits and will give the coaches a great opportunity to see them perform with one another on the field. So sit back, kick the recliner up and enjoy the wealth of good news that will be coming in this weekend.