LSU football has tough competition for 4-star WR from New Orleans

LSU football's Tiger Stadium (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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LSU football always makes it a priority to land elite players in the state of Louisiana.

Elite football players typically don’t leave the state of Louisiana, but LSU football is going to have a battle on their hands to keep four-star wide receiver Destyn Pazon in state.

Pazon, 6-foot-1/179 lbs from New Orleans (Edna Karr), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 22 wide receiver in the nation.

The Louisiana native has been making the rounds lately, visiting programs like Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma and USC, along with LSU.

Pazon, according to Rivals, called USC a “dream school” back in January. And then this week, Pazon said he’s “leaning that way” in reference to Florida State.

When asked about LSU, the dynamic wide receiver told Rivals that Ed Orgeron and company have made a “great push” for him, but Pazon wants to see the Tigers’ offense without Joe Brady and Joe Burrow.

That’s likely the reason that Pazon has delayed his decision from this spring until later this summer.

Pazon, who was recently named by Rivals as their wide receiver MVP at their New Orleans camp, is a speedy wide receiver who has the ability to consistently create separation from defensive backs. He’s absolutely a player the Tigers need to land — especially since he’s in their backyard.

It sounds like Pazon is going to base his decision on one specific thing — which program can get him the ball the most.

Last month, Pazon told Rivals that his decision will focus on “Who plans to give me the ball…..what really fits me. Whoever takes better care of me.”

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LSU’s offense obviously favors elite wide receivers. If that’s truly what Pazon’s decision comes down to, it’s hard to imagine him not ending up in Baton Rouge.