LSU football has “best out-of-state grab” in the SEC

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /

LSU football has a commitment from an elite linebacker from the west coast.

Rivals national recruiting director Mike Farrell recently took a look at the state of recruiting in the SEC and he had some high praise for LSU football.

Farrell noted that LSU, so far, has the “best out-of-state grab” during the 2021 recruiting cycle.

He’s referring to five-star outside linebacker Raesjon Davis, who committed to the Tigers on New Year’s Day.

Davis, 6-foot-1/215 lbs from Santa Ana, CA (Mater Dei), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 3 player in the state of California and the No. 29 overall player in the nation.

The California native has the potential to be a game-changer from the moment he steps onto campus in Baton Rouge.

247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins describes Davis as a player who is “extremely strong in coverage and has shown the ability to run with running backs and even receivers down the field”. Biggins also noted that Davis “can break down and play in space, has very good lateral mobility and can change direction like a safety”.

Biggins added that Davis “is a big hitter and loves contact”.

Davis sounds like a defensive coordinator’s dream — a player that can provide versatility in any defensive scheme.

Of course, Ed Orgeron and his staff will have to work hard to keep Davis committed to LSU. Just because he’s currently committed to the Tigers doesn’t mean other programs will stop pursuing the elite linebacker.

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But for now, it appears that Davis is solid to LSU. He told Rivals in February that he doesn’t plan on taking any other visits.