LSU Football: Tigers among top schools for 4-star safety

LSU Football helmet. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
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LSU football is already hard at work preparing for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

LSU football has lost quite a few important components to their program this week.

Numerous key players have declared for the draft and two assistants — passing game coordinator Joe Brady and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda — have left the program to take new jobs.

This is just how it goes in college football. Success is almost always followed by attrition.

But new coaches and new players will soon be in the mix.

One of those players could be 2021 four-star safety Kaine Williams, who has LSU among his top six schools.

Williams, 6-foot-1/192 lbs from Marrero, LA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 5 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 3 safety in the nation.

247Sports describes Williams as a “ballhawking safety who’s constantly around the ball”. They also noted that he’s a “bona fide high-major prospect with long-term potential to reach top half of the NFL Draft”.

The Louisiana native told Rivals in October that he plans to commit before the start of his senior season, around July or August.

It’s unclear how much distance will affect Williams’ decision, but it can be tough to wrestle elite in-state recruits away from LSU. Williams’ hometown is about 90 minutes from Baton Rouge, so if he wants to play close to home, LSU is his best bet.

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Recruiting is always fluid, so I’m sure there will be plenty of twists and turns before Williams makes his final decision.