LSU football currently has the nation’s No. 5 2020 recruiting class in the nation.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football, and no one knows this better than LSU football’s Ed Orgeron.
Coach O has consistently been one the nation’s best recruiters during his career as a collegiate football coach.
So it’s not a surprise that LSU is recruiting at an elite level.
And they should be able to continue to recruit at an elite level for the foreseeable future.
One reason is because LSU offers recruits a chance to win a national championship. But that’s not the main reason why I think the Tigers will continue to have major recruiting success in the coming years.
It’s all about the NFL.
LSU will have five players represented in the Super Bowl (tied for most with Iowa and Miami) when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet on February 2 in South Florida.
The Tigers are also expected to have four or five players selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft (including quarterback Joe Burrow, the likely top overall selection).
Right now, there’s no better place for a recruit to go than LSU if they want a chance to compete for a national championship and reach the NFL.
The ability to send players to the NFL is especially important. Competing for a national championship is obviously a big draw for elite recruits, but ultimately most highly rated players want to be selected in the draft as high as possible (the higher you’re drafted, the bigger the check).
When recruits see four or five LSU players selected on night one of the NFL draft in April, it’s going to prove that Ed Orgeron and his Tigers staff are some of the top player developers in the country.
If you’re a recruit, you can’t ask for much more than what LSU can offer.