New Orleans native has LSU football among his top 2 schools

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2022 defensive tackle Shone Washington will be a big priority for LSU football.

LSU football is always going to be a favorite to land elite players from New Orleans, but they might have some competition for 2022 defensive tackle Shone Washington.

Washington, 6-foot-5/298 lbs, hasn’t been rated yet by any of the major recruiting services, but he’s expected to be one of the top defensive lineman in the 2022 recruiting class.

The New Orleans native, who was described by Rivals last summer as having “great burst off the ball”, currently has reported offers from Mississippi State, Tulane and Virginia.

Washington, who already possesses SEC ready size, recently told Rivals that he’s completely focused on Mississippi State and LSU. He told Rivals that LSU is a “dream school” for him, saying “being from New Orleans, that’s a school that if it comes down to it, I know I could go there…but for now, I’m just trying to focus on being great”.

The massive defensive tackle also noted that he’s close with Mississippi State defensive line coach Deke Adams, so it’s possible the Bulldogs could become a big factor in Washington’s recruitment.

But while Mississippi State has Washington’s attention, I’d be shocked if they were able to land him over LSU.

The Tigers don’t let many elite players escape New Orleans. If LSU makes Washington a priority — depending on how he plays the final two years of his high school career — it seems likely that he’ll be playing college football in Baton Rouge in a couple of years.

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LSU currently has three players committed to their 2022 recruiting class.