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7-on-7 Brings Texas Recruits For Visit

A team of top Texas recruits will visit this weekend.

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The Pylon 7-on-7 tournament circuit showcases some of the top recruits from each state at various stops across the country. This weekend, their event takes place in New Orleans and one team out of Texas is taking advantage of the opportunity to get on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. A number of the recruits have offers from LSU, which will give the coaching staff an opportunity to further their sell with several having LSU in their top group.

Recruits of Note

The brothers Joshua Moore and Texas A&M commit Jordan Moore are two of the headliners on the Texas squad. Joshua, the four-star wide receiver who went to IMG for his senior season, and Jordan, a four-star safety, both were at the Junior Day last month and each received a sales pitch that opened their ears towards the Tigers. Matt Canada showcased an offense that surprise Joshua and better defined the role he would have in the offense, something that really sold Joshua on the team, while Jordan, who has recently stated he is looking at other schools despite his commit, just needed the DBU pitch that Raymond finds success with year in and year out.

Four-star safety Leon O’Neal, who was recently offered, and wide receiver Brennan Eagles will be making their first visits to Baton Rouge. O’Neal may be a tough pull due to the 2017 safety class of Grant Delpit, JaCoby Stevens and Todd Harris, along with Caden Sterns, Nadab Joseph and ArDarius Washington for 2018 so far, but Raymond has done far crazier things at LSU. The in-state crop of WR is a talented bunch, but the previously mentioned Moore and Eagles will be the two biggest targets outside of Louisiana. With both putting LSU in their lead group, new wideout coach Mickey Joseph could make huge headway in their recruitment.

Corey Raymond has put together insane defensive back class after insane defensive back class at LSU, and this 2018 class is shaping up to be no different. Jalen Green, a top-10 cornerback, could be a key piece and will be making his first visit to LSU of 2017 after camping in Baton Rouge last year. Green had a camp to attend during Junior Day and wasn’t able to attend, so it will be Raymond’s first in-person visit with Green since last summer.

Jordan Whittington, a 2019 wide receiver, and recent TCU commit Jacobi Bellazin, a 2020 wide receiver from Louisiana, are two future names of note. With an expected large class for 2018, Parkway safety Israel Mukuamu could find his way into the plans with a good summer camp due to his size and athleticism for the position.

An unplanned weekend of visitors is a pleasant surprise, especially when there is a good chance that four of the visitors for 2018 could be in the LSU class. While most fans were just waiting for the camps in the summer to get the next big recruiting news drop, but this could pay huge dividends leading into the summer months.