LSU football recruiting target decommits from Alabama

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LSU football in in the mix to land a talented four-star defensive back from Texas.

It’s not often that highly rated recruits decommit from Alabama, but that’s what happened late last week — and it could be good news for LSU football.

Four-star cornerback Latrell McCutchin decommitted from Alabama after being committed to the Crimson Tide since last June.

McCutchin’s decommitment came on the heels of a visit to Oklahoma.

The Sooners will be a major threat to land McCutchin, but Florida, LSU and Ohio State are also strongly in the mix.

McCutchin, 6-foot-1/176 lbs from Austin, TX, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 10 cornerback in the nation and the No. 14 player in the state of Texas. He’s definitely a player Alabama was hoping to keep on their commit list. And he’s definitely a player that LSU will hope to add.

247Sports recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks describes McCutchin as a “rangy cornerback with good height relative to the position”.

Brooks added that McCutchin “covers a good amount of ground in zone” and is “not afraid of contact and willing to come downhill against the run”.

There are sure to be a few more twists and turns in McCutchin’s recruitment. And Alabama will still be a threat to land the dynamic defensive back. But LSU should have a decent chance to be one of the final schools in the mix for McCutchin.

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Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said earlier this offseason that LSU plans to make Texas a priority. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Tigers make a major push for McCutchin.