LSU Football: 2021 4-star LB from Atlanta has strong connection to Tigers

LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

LSU football is one of several programs pursuing 2021 four-star linebacker Zavier Carter.

LSU football is hoping to sign four-star outside linebacker Zavier Carter during the 2021 recruiting cycle.

And they should have a pretty good chance to land the Atlanta native.

Carter, 6-foot-4/193 lbs, recently told TigerDetails that Kentucky, LSU and South Carolina are the three schools standing out the most to him.

But let’s be honest — it’s hard to imagine Kentucky or South Carolina landing Carter over LSU.

Especially since Carter’s mentor is former Tigers standout Arden Key — a former LSU edge rusher who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Carter attends Hapeville Charter in Atlanta, which is also where Key played in high school.

Key played three seasons in Baton Rouge. Ed Orgeron was at LSU for all three seasons, taking over as the Tigers’ interim head coach midway through Key’s sophomore season.

Carter, who is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 14 player in the state of Georgia, recently noted to TigerDetails that he talks with Key “a lot” about LSU.

The dynamic linebacker, who will likely be an impact pass rusher at the next level, told Rivals this month that the atmosphere at LSU is “amazing”.

At this point, I’d be shocked if the Tigers didn’t end up signing Carter. His skillset will be extremely useful in Bo Pelini’s new “attacking” defense. And his connection to LSU, via Arden Key, should help sway Carter to Baton Rouge.

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The Tigers currently have four players committed to their 2021 recruiting class.