One of the top safeties in the country will visit LSU football when the recruiting dead period is over.
Once the recruiting dead period (which extends through May 31) is lifted, LSU football will be getting an official visit from one of the top safeties in the nation.
2021 four-star defensive back Kamren Kinchens recently told Rivals that he plans to officially visit Auburn and LSU once recruiting restrictions are lifted.
Kinchens, 5-foot-11/190 lbs from Miami, FL (Northwestern), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 36 player in the state of Florida and the No. 11 safety in the nation.
The dynamic safety visited LSU in early March, before the shutdown, with his 7-on-7 team.
Kinchens told Rivals in late February that he’s “really high” on the Tigers, but noted that LSU isn’t “aren’t as far out in front as they used to be”.
Auburn, Florida, Miami and Nebraska appear to be LSU’s main competition for Kinchens.
Kinchens might be a Miami native, but that doesn’t necessarily give the Hurricanes a massive recruiting advantage over the Tigers.
That’s because LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is no stranger to Miami. Coach O spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Miami (1988-1992). He was responsible for signing defensive lineman Dwayne Johnson (better known as The Rock), which is something that I’m sure impresses young recruits.
(The Rock recently narrated a hype video for LSU, ahead of the College Football Playoff championship in January.)
Perhaps Coach O can use his Miami connections to sway Kinchens, who had 74 tackles and nine interceptions as a high school junior last season, to Baton Rouge.
The Tigers currently have five players committed to their 2021 recruiting class, including three-star safety Dakota Mitchell from Winter Park, FL.