Published: Jan. 21, 2016; 5:57 p.m.
LSU will host two uncommitted defensive backs ranked in the top 3 nationally this weekend and an uncommitted top-20 offensive tackle.
In all, the Tigers are expected to welcome eight recruits to Baton Rouge this weekend on official visits – the second weekend of the recruiting calendar’s critical three-week stretch before national signing day on Feb. 3.
LSU hosted 15 prospects last weekend and will host more on the weekend of Jan. 29, as coaches try to strengthen bonds with current commitments and woo others on board to what’s becoming a historic signing class. The Tigers are ranked No. 2 behind Ohio State in 247Sports.com’s team rankings — but with a commitment Thursday from John Curtis offensive tackle Willie Allen , LSU could overtake Ohio State when 247Sports updates its calculations.
Allen gave the Tigers an 18th commitment among ESPN’s top 300 rated prospects – just two away from the record, according to ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton.
No school has signed 20 ESPN top-300 prospects in one class in the site’s history, Hamilton posted on his Twitter account Thursday. The Tigers are heading for that mark.
Neville defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence and Rummel cornerback Kristian Fulton, the top two players in the state, are uncommitted. Both are seen as leans toward LSU. Lawrence, picking between LSU and Ohio State, will announce his decision at 10:30 a.m. Friday from his high school.
The Tigers have a bevy of other uncommitted targets who land inside the ESPN top 300, and they’ve got plenty of space. LSU, now at 21 commitments, is expected to sign as many as 28-29 players.
A few of those highly rated uncommitted guys will be in Baton Rouge over the weekend.
Texas safety Deontay Anderson and Florida cornerback Trayvon Mullen are both visiting, along with DC offensive tackle Jauan Williams, the 16th-ranked tackle in the 2016 class.
Zachary QB sets visit
Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott is scheduled to visit LSU on the weekend of Jan. 29, his father confirmed on Thursday.
Scott received an offer from LSU on Tuesday, a long-awaited move for the Scott family. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron offered Scott – another turn in LSU’s hunt for a 2016 quarterback signee.
“Extremtly proud and extremely excited for Lindsey and very appreciative of Coach Cam and Coach Les (Miles),” Scott’s father, Lindsey Scott Sr., said Thursday of the offer. “Lindsey has put in a whole bunch of work. Good to see it paying off.”
Scott, ranked as the 28th-best dual-threat QB in the 2016 class, has set up his official visit to LSU for the last weekend before national signing day on Feb. 3, his father said. Scott visited Tulane last weekend and is planning on visiting Rutgers and Maryland this weekend.
Scott passed for 3,039 yards and 33 touchdowns with just five interceptions as a senior last season. He also ran for 1,963 yards and 28 scores.
Cameron has recruited Scott for more than a year, his father said. The Tigers have ramped up the attention on the 5-11, 205-pound prospect of late. LSU is in search of a quarterback after Feleipe Franks de-committed in November. The Tigers do not have a QB committed.
Could that guy be Scott? Maybe.
“We’re making sure Lindsey goes through the process and looks at the schools that have shown interest, including LSU,” his father said.
Lee visiting Nebraska
Ex-Tulane transfer Tanner Lee is scheduled to visit Nebraska this weekend a week after taking an official visit to LSU.
Lee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound pro-style QB out of Jesuit, called his visit to Baton Rouge last weekend “great” and said he’s still “keeping all options open.” Lee doesn’t currently have a visit planned for the following weekend, the last before the Feb. 3 national signing day.
Lee 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
S Deontay Anderson (Manvel, Texas) – uncommitted – No. 2
S Eric Monroe (North Shore, Texas) – LSU – No. 3
CB Trayvon Mullen (Coconut Creek, Florida) – uncommitted – No. 6
OLB Erick Fowler (Manor, Texas) – LSU – No. 7
OT Jauan Williams (Archbishop Carroll, DC) – uncommitted – No. 16
DE Caleb Roddy (Denham Spring) – LSU – No. 20
DE Sci Martin (McDonogh 5) – TCU – No. 43
OT Jakori Savage (Baldwin County, Alabama) – LSU – No. 91
Rankings from 247Sports’ composite.
LSU’s visitor list is subject to change.
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