LSU Football: Dave Aranda is trying to flip LSU commit to Baylor

Former LSU football defensive coordinator is trying to bring a key Tigers commit to Baylor.

Former LSU football assistant coach Dave Aranda recently became the new head coach at Baylor.

And he’s trying to bring some of LSU’s future with him.

Aranda extended an offer to 2021 five-star outside linebacker Raesjon Davis on Monday.

Davis, 6-foot-1/215 lbs from Santa Ana, CA, committed to LSU on January 1. He’s rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 3 player in the state of California and the No. 1 outside linebacker in the nation.

Aranda was Davis’ key recruiter at LSU, so it’s not a surprise to see him going after the talented linebacker.

This might upset a few fans, but I don’t think it’s a “foul” move by Aranda, since Davis is a member of the 2021 class. Committed elite players are recruited by a litany of schools right up until signing day, so there’s no reason for Aranda to avoid trying to bring him to Baylor. That’s just how college football recruiting goes.

Of course, LSU needs to make sure they hold on to Davis — he has the potential to be a great SEC linebacker. 247Sports describes him as an “every down linebacker” that is “extremely good in coverage” and can rush the passer as well.

Even though Davis is a California native, I think Baylor will have a hard time swiping him from LSU.

Davis told Rivals last year that part of the reason he was considering LSU is their track record of putting players in the NFL.

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The Tigers are putting even more players in the NFL this year, so that part of the program is likely even more enticing for Davis now.

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