A four-star offensive lineman announced Monday a date for his official visit to LSU, and another will take his this weekend.
Jean Delance (Mesquite, Texas) plans to visit LSU the weekend of Dec. 5, assuming the Tigers aren’t playing in the SEC Championship Game. Delance announced that after receiving his Under-Armour All-America Game jersey Monday.
Delance has also visits set up to Michigan (Nov. 28) and Alabama (Dec. 12).
Delance was once committed to Oklahoma but dropped that pledge in March. Over the summer, he announced a top five that included Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Michigan, but LSU appears to still be in the running.
LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes was in Texas during the bye week to watch Delance play. He’s been recruiting Delance heavily since first offering him in February.
Delance plans to take all five visits before announcing his final commitment.
Delance rates as a four-star prospect, according to the 247 composite, the No. 91 overall recruit and No. 11 offensive tackle.
LSU will have a chance this weekend to impress another top offensive lineman.
John Simpson (North Charleston, S.C.) will take an official visit for the Tigers’ game against Arkansas. He tweeted Monday he “can’t wait” for his first trip to Baton Rouge.
LSU extended him an offer in February. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, who handles the Carolinas, is his lead recruiter with assistance from Grimes.
Simpson released a top seven over the summer that included LSU with Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama. The home-state schools are believed to be the favorites to land him.
Simpson hasn’t yet set any other official visits and plans to announce his commitment at the U.S. All-American Bowl in January.
Simpson is the nation’s No. 9 offensive guard, according to the 247 composite.
LSU will also find out this week if it won the sweepstakes for five-star Greg Little. The nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle will announce his commitment Friday after taking an official visit to Alabama this past weekend.
Little took an official visit to Baton Rouge for the Florida game and has the Tigers in his final five with Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia and Auburn.
LSU currently has two offensive linemen committed — Donavaughn Campbell and Jakori Savage — and the Tigers aim to take at least one more in this class.
John Curtis’ Willie Allen is the top uncommitted lineman in the state for 2016. Allen will his official visit to LSU on Jan. 15, he said after receiving his Under-Armour jersey Tuesday.
He also has a visit to Georgia set for Dec. 11 and plans to also take trips to TCU, Ole Miss and Auburn before deciding.