National Signing Day: LSU’s remaining targets


We’re just days away from National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4. Eric has a great piece about some guys LSU is looking at plus some who are on campus this weekend, so I won’t rehash that. We will, though, look at the major targets remaining as LSU looks to fill out their class. In order of highest-rated remaining:

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Iman Marshall – 5-star Composite CB, California

Marshall visited LSU this past weekend. From all accounts, it was a good visit. He’s still a strong UCLA or USC lean and it would take a lot for LSU to pull Marshall with Kevin Toliver II and Donte Jackson already in this class, plus the fact he’s from California. There is some familiarity there for Ed Orgeron, who’s last coaching stint before LSU was at USC. A longshot for LSU, but the Tigers would love to have the rangy corner.

CeCe Jefferson – 5-star DE, Florida

The No. 7 rated player in the country has immense athleticism and excellent speed for a defensive lineman. Jefferson is in Baton Rouge this weekend and this may be somewhere Ed Orgeron can show why he’s the best in the business. LSU hasn’t really been a big factor for him, as Florida leads for his services, but this being Coach O’s unit it may work even more in his favor. We’ll find out more after the weekend, but if Orgeron pulls Jefferson…watch out.

Leo Lewis – 4-star ILB, Mississippi

Lewis is another player in Baton Rouge this weekend. Interestingly, he decommitted from Ole Miss as soon as he arrived on campus.

Most figured he would decommit and most likely end up at Mississippi State, but decommitting as soon as he arrives at LSU may say something else. I think LSU has a good chance at Lewis. Decommitting after getting here says he’s got genuine interest in LSU and wants to show the coaching staff his interest.

Torrance Gibson – 4-star ATH/QB, Florida

The Ohio State commitment has had a wandering eye. Most schools are recruiting him as an athlete, but he wants to play QB and Urban Meyer is taking him as such, so him decommitting would be a surprise. Still, LSU is most likely pitching him QB play as we know LSU has got it’s share of…uh…issues at that position. Gibson was in Baton Rouge last weekend on an official visit. Another long shot for LSU, as I believe he’ll honor his Ohio State commitment.

Arden Key – 4-star DE, Georgia

Key was originally committed to South Carolina, but decommitted and LSU seems to have put themselves in fantastic position with the defensive end. Orgeron again has built a quick rapport with Key and he enjoyed his visit two weeks again to Baton Rouge. Key was not high on LSU, but new hires Orgeron and Steele have done all the work on this one. Out of all the remaining targets for LSU, this may be one of the best bets of them all. I expect Key to become an LSU commit on February 4.

Daylon Charlot – 4-star WR, Louisiana

An Alabama decommit from a few weeks ago, Charlot has recently again visited the Tide officially. This one is a hard read. Any time a local guy decides to decommit from Alabama, it’s usually good news for LSU. I still think it could be, but there’s also still a high likelihood that he ends up honoring his initial commitment.

Prince Tega Wanogho, Jr. – 4-star DE, Alabama

This was Coach O’s first visit as an LSU coach and he made his mark immediately. Prince & O seemed to bond well on the visit and he promised an official visit the very next weekend. Prince suffered a horrific leg injury in a basketball game that will keep him sidelined for a while, but schools are still pushing for his commitment. Most still feel he’s a heavy Auburn lean, but this could be another player, much like Arden Key, that commits to LSU because of the Orgeron factor.

Derrick Dillon – 4-star WR, Louisiana

A current commitment of Florida, he’s “reopened” the process since Will Muschamp’s demise in Gainesville. He visited LSU two weeks ago and the Tigers are probably in great position to flip him come NSD. His Crystal Ball prediction at 247 Sports is in LSU-lock territory.

Toby Weathersby – 4-star OT, Texas

Chatter around Weathersby has been somewhat quiet, but LSU is still in the lead for his services. The 6’5″, 300lb-er from Houston also lists offers from Oklahoma and Arkansas, but the LSU staff is confident they’ll reel him in. In an important year for LSU to get offensive tackles, Weathersby along with the others they’ve already received commitments from fills that void with supreme talent

The Tigers are in good position with a number of guys come National Signing Day, but it could ultimately end up being a quiet day for LSU. Indeed, the biggest storyline that day may be holding onto Nick Brossette, who had a very good visit to Texas and may have an eye towards the Longhorns. Reports surfaced recently that he’s firm to LSU, but nothing is ever quite set in stone.

That being said, though, I do expect at least one surprise or two. You know Coach O, Frank Wilson, and staff are going to make their mark. There’s always one twist or two and the Tigers have a number of players who are high on coming to Baton Rouge. We’ll carry all the day’s action here on DVV so be sure to check back in Wednesday. Current 2015 Team Rankings below: