LSU football legacy isn’t a lock for the Tigers

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LSU football is hoping to land a 2022 quarterback that’s a Tigers legacy.

2022 four-star quarterback Walker Howard is an LSU football legacy, but that doesn’t mean he’s for sure going to end up in Baton Rouge.

Howard, 6-foot-1/179 lbs from Lafayette, LA (St Thomas More), is the son of former Tigers quarterback Jamie Howard.

The fact that Howard is a legacy, however, isn’t why LSU is pursuing the young quarterback. Howard is rated by 247Sport as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 62 overall 2022 recruit in the nation.

Howard is an extremely talented player who could help the Tigers win a lot of games. That’s why Ed Orgeron and his staff want him at LSU.

But for now, Howard is set on keeping his options open. The dynamic signal caller recently told Rivals “I want to be known as my own person that carves out my own path”.

Howard isn’t ruling out LSU, though. He added “I may carry on the family tradition (and go to LSU), but I haven’t made a decision yet”.

The Louisiana native made sure to note that his dad has been great through the recruiting process.

Honestly, it sounds like Howard just wants to take the process slow and not rush into a hasty decision. Howard sounds like he’s high on LSU, saying “There is no place like that for sure and there’s no doubt everyone dreams about playing in Death Valley”.

Ultimately, I’d be very surprised if Howard didn’t end up at LSU. It’s not a bad thing that he wants to take his time and check out other schools. And I’m sure Coach O and his staff will respect that.

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There’s still a long way to go in Howard’s recruitment. Things will get more serious in the next year. When he narrows his list down, I expect the Tigers to be right at the top.