LSU could kick off ESPN’s national signing day coverage with a boom.
Trayvon Mullen, the nation’s sixth-ranked cornerback in the 2016 class, is scheduled to announce his commitment in a live ceremony airing on ESPNU on Feb. 3, national signing day.
Mullen, a Florida native and four-star rated talent, will choose between LSU, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and TCU in the 8 a.m. ceremony, the network released in a statement Thursday.
Mullen’s top two choices are the Tigers and the Seminoles, according to several recruiting outlets, and most believe he’s leaning toward LSU more than any other school.
One other uncommitted LSU target, safety Deontay Anderson, will make his announcement in a live ceremony on ESPNU. Anderson, a Texas native ranked as the class’ second-best safety, is scheduled to announce at 9 a.m. He’s choosing between LSU, Ole Miss and Texas. Anderson and Mullen visited Baton Rouge last weekend, and Anderson plans to visit Ole Miss, a favorite to get his signature, this weekend.
Mullen and Anderson are two of a list of about a half-dozen uncommitted prospects LSU is targeting as national signing day creeps closer. The others include Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott, cornerback Kristian Fulton, the state’s top-ranked player, Washington D.C. product Jauan Williams, a top-15 offensive tackle, Kentwood cornerback Shyheim Carter and St. Augustine defensive tackle D’Andre Christmas-Giles.
The Tigers already have four defensive backs committed. All of them are ranked in the top 20 nationally at their positions and two of them – early enrollee Saivion Smith and Eric Monroe of Texas – are in the top five.
State commit, four others visiting Tigers
LSU is scheduled to host Mississippi State offensive tackle commitment Scott Lashley over the weekend, as the Tigers continue to try to woo away the nation’s 18th-ranked tackle prospect.
Lashley will join Calvary Baptist cornerback and Tigers commit Andraez Williams, Scott, Arizona kicker Connor Culp, an LSU commit, and kicker/punter Bailey Raborn from St. Thomas More.
Scott is the key uncommitted target among the five visitors. LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron were scheduled to visit Zachary High on Thursday and then visit Scott in his home Thursday night, according to 247Sports.com.
Ex-Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee does not have an official visit planned for this weekend, and he’s still “going day by day” with his recruitment, he said Thursday.
Lee, the former Jesuit product, visited LSU on an official visit two weeks ago and then visited Nebraska last weekend. The Tigers have not offered him a scholarship.
Lee said he’s not sure of his commitment plans. An announcement could come after national signing day on Feb. 3. Lee won’t transfer, however, until after the spring semester.
Lee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound pro-style QB, started 19 games the last two seasons at Tulane before being granted his release earlier this month. In nine starts this past season, Lee threw for 1,639 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
LSU official visitors list for this weekend:
Name (high school) – Commit - National position rank
CB Andraez Williams (Calvary Baptist Academy) – LSU – No. 20
OT Scott Lashley (West Point, Mississippi) – Mississippi State – No. 18
QB Lindsey Scott (Zachary) – uncommitted – No. 28^
K Connor Culp (Desert Vista, Arizona) – LSU – No. 9
K/P Bailey Raborn (St. Thomas More) – Uncommitted – No. 2*
*Rated as punter; no scholarship offer
^Rated as a dual-threat
Rankings from 247Sports’ composite.
LSU’s visitor list is subject to change.
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