The 2017 Under Armour All-American Game kicks off today at noon, CST, on ESPN, and as you’d expect LSU will have quite a bit of involvement.
Eight current commitments to the Tigers will be on hand:
- Four-star QB Myles Brennan
- Four-star QB Lowell Narcisse
- Five-star DB JaCoby Stevens
- Four-star DB Grant Delpit
- Four-star CB Kary Vincent
- Four-star DT Tyler Shelvin
- Four-star OT Austin Deculus
- Four-star OL Evan Ingram
Narcisse will be sitting the game out, but is a member of Team Armour along with Brennan, Stevens, Delpit and Vincent, while Shelvin, Deculus and Ingram will play for Team Highlight.
Other players involved that are major LSU targets include:
- Five-star DT Marvin Wilson
- Four-star DB Todd Harris
- Four-star LB/DE K’Lavon Chaisson
- Four-star DL Phildarian Mathis
- Four-star LB Levi Jones
Wilson, of course, is the big fish Ed Orgeron looks to reel in, and LSU reportedly is looking pretty good. Mathis and Harris are both Louisiana kids — Mathis, most expect to land in Baton Rouge, while Harris is an LSU/Bama/Ole MIss battle. Chaisson, as previously reported, is down to the Tigers and Texas. Jones, interestingly, is a player LSU and Dave Aranda have been cool on, but there is still some interest there, as linebacker is the major need in this class as we hit the final month of the cycle.
As the Wilson link reported, the LSU commits on sight are doing a ton to try and help the Tigers add to their roster at this event. NOLA.com gave Vincent a camera to detail some of it.
As of now, none of the targets involved are slated to commit, but of course that can always change. For some more analysis, check out Geaux 247’s Sonny Shipp’s take here for free, as well as SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman.
In closing, one of our all-time favorites here, Jarvis Landry, penned a piece for the Player’s Tribune on what football and LSU means for Louisiana recruits. It’s well worth your time, and hopefully read by more than a few high school players moving forward.