LSU football’s main recruiting pitch to top recruits

LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

LSU football has been on a recruiting tear lately, thanks a unified message from Ed Orgeron and his staff.

LSU football has signed two straight top five recruiting classes and it looks like they’re well on their way to signing another top five class in 2021.

(The Tigers already have commitments from two top 100 players in the 2021 class, linebacker Raesjon Davis and wide receiver Deion Smith.)

Success on the field is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons the Tigers have been able to put together elite recruiting classes, but it’s not the main reason.

Ed Orgeron and his staff take a different approach when it comes to recruiting and running a football program.

For LSU, football is family.

And that’s not a silly recruiting pitch, either. Coach O and his staff practice what they preach, and recruits notice.

2022 four-star defensive tackle Tygee Hill, an uncommitted recruit from New Orleans, recently spoke to Rivals about his recruiting process.

Hill told Rivals “LSU’s not just a football team….Coach Joseph (wide receivers coach) talks about how LSU is a family”.

The Louisiana native added “I feel as they (LSU) care about me as a person…every time I talk to a coach, we usually are talking about life more than football”.

Hill noted that LSU is “definitely” in his top three.

There’s no doubt that Coach O has created a special atmosphere in Baton Rouge. And it’s clear that recruits want to be part of what’s happening at LSU.

The championships and 15-0 seasons are fun. But that’s not what really sells LSU. It’s the chance to be involved with a football program that doubles as a family.

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Orgeron and his staff truly get what matters the most. And that’s why the Tigers will continue to experience success on the recruiting trail.