Elite 4-star OT considering LSU football for one specific reason

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LSU football is one of many programs that will be hoping to land elite 2022 offensive tackle Earnest Greene.

Four-star offensive tackle Earnest Greene still has nearly two years before he’ll sign his National Letter of Intent, but he’s already receiving plenty of attention from programs around the nation — including LSU football.

Greene, 6-foot-4/301 lbs from Bellflower, CA, looks like he could play in the SEC right now, despite the fact he just finished his sophomore season in high school.

The California native is rated by 247Sports as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 66 overall 2022 player in the nation.

According to his recruiting profile on 247Sports, LSU and Texas A&M are the only SEC programs that have offered him so far.

However, Greene has notable offers from Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma and Penn State, among several others.

Greene recently visited LSU and it appears the Tigers are instantly one of the teams to beat for the massive offensive lineman.

After his visit, Greene told 247Sports that LSU sees him at left tackle.

Greene said that’s what he “wanted to hear”, adding “left tackles make the most money in the NFL and LSU knows how to get you there”.

The No. 8 player in the state of California noted “that made a big impression on me”.

It’s clear that recruits see LSU as a program that will get players to the NFL. After all, the Tigers have 16 players in the upcoming NFL draft combine — the most of any program.

LSU is going to continue to recruit at an elite level because of their ability to send players to the NFL. For elite players, the NFL is the ultimate goal

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In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tigers start surpassing Alabama in the recruiting rankings on an annual basis.