LSU Football: Proof that Ed Orgeron is the best recruiter in the nation

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron can out recruit anyone.

LSU football’s Ed Orgeron has always had a great reputation when it comes to recruiting.

Orgeron is known as a fierce recruiter that knows how to close with elite recruits in the final moments leading up to signing day.

Former Tigers edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson told a story at the combine last week that gives some insight into how Orgeron operates as a recruiter.

Chaisson told Pro Football Talk that he was on his way to Texas when Orgeron made a late push to land him.

Coach O wanted to visit with Chaisson, who was a four-star recruit from Houston, one last time before signing day. Chaisson, however, told Orgeron there was no time.

That didn’t matter to Orgeron. He showed up at Chaisson’s house at 4 AM, made his pitch on the way to the airport and the rest is history.

Chaisson helped LSU win a national championship and will likely be a top 15 selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, so I’d say he made the right decision.

Not just any coach can pull off what Orgeron pulled off with Chaisson. For a lot of coaches, showing up at a recruit’s house at 4 AM wouldn’t be a good luck.

But Coach O just has a different aura around him. Orgeron’s unorthodox recruiting methods are what make him the nation’s best recruiting head coach.

Of course, it also helps that Coach O has proved to be one of the country’s best head coaches, too.

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Orgeron delivered on every promise he made to Chaisson. That’s something not every head coach can say about the promises they make during the recruiting process.