Tre’Davious White is keeping everyone in the dark – even his father.
White, LSU’s draft-eligible junior cornerback, returned to Baton Rouge on Friday, but he’s not revealing his decision on the NFL Draft until Monday, his father, David, told The Advocate on Friday.
“He’s pretty much keeping us in suspense,” David White said. “He told use to sit back and be patient.”
A positive sign for the Tigers: White is back in Baton Rouge, his father said. Spring semester classes started Wednesday, at which point White remained in his hometown of Shreveport.
White, a second-round projection in the 2016 NFL Draft, is one of two juniors who requested evaluation grades from the NFL College Advisory Committee and have yet to announce a decision. Linebacker Kendell Beckwith is the other.
Beckwith, also projected as a second or third-round selection, had not made a decision as of earlier this week, according to his mother.
Underclassmen must declare by 4 p.m. (CT) Monday, and they until Friday to pull their name out of the draft.
Several LSU juniors who requested grades from the committee have already made their announcements. Left tackle Jerald Hawkins is turning pro, he announced. Center Ethan Pocic and defensive linemen Christian LaCouture and Lewis Neal are returning for their senior seasons, they said.
Added weekend visitor
E.J. Price, the No. 9-ranked offensive tackle in the nation, is making a surprise visit to LSU this weekend, joining more than a dozen other official visitors in Baton Rouge.
Price, a 6-foot-6, 311-pounder, tweeted Friday afternoon that he’d be flying from his home in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to Baton Rouge. Price, recruited by receivers coach Tony Ball and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, has offers from Auburn, Southern Cal, Georgia and Michigan State. He’s a lean to Georgia, according to 247Sports.com.
Price joins a slew of highly touted visitors on one of the most important weekends of the recruiting calendar. Schools have just three more weekends before national signing day on Feb. 3.
Price is, at least, the seventh uncommitted prospect visiting LSU this weekend. They include defensive back Kristian Fulton, Georgia safety Nigel Warrior, Neville defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence, John Curtis offensive tackle Willie Allen, ex-Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee and St. Aug defensive tackle D’Andre Christmas-Giles.
Searching for a QB
LSU’s search for a quarterback for the 2016 signing class is heating up.
Maryland QB commit Dwayne Haskins, the seventh-ranked pro-style QB in the class, will visit LSU on the weekend of Jan. 22, 247Sports.com reported Friday. Meanwhile, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and coach Les Miles were scheduled to visit Pennsylvania quarterback Anthony Russo on Friday, the site reported.
Russo is a former Rutgers commit. He’s got offers from Temple, Bucknell, Buffalo and UConn. Lee announced earlier this week that he’ll take a visit to LSU this weekend.
Tickets to the Tiger Gridiron Club’s Bayou Bash are $25 at the door of the event on Feb. 3 and $20 if purchased in advance. The Advocate had reported that ticket prices to the bash were $45 at the door. … LSU senior snapper Reid Ferguson will compete for Team American in the NFLPA Bowl Game on Jan. 23 in Carson, California. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. on ESPN2.