Elite 2021 cornerback explains what he loves about LSU football assistant Corey Raymond

LSU football's coaching staff celebrating (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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LSU football is hoping to land an elite four-star cornerback from Dallas, TX.

LSU football was recently included in 2021 four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem’s top eight schools.

One of the main reasons the Tigers were included?

The presence of LSU cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond.

Ibraheem recently told 247Sports “He’s (Raymond) a straight up dude and he doesn’t sugarcoat nothing”. The dynamic recruit added “He told me he’s going to get me in and he’s going to have to develop me and be patient with me.”

It’s not a surprise to hear that Ibraheem is a big fan of Raymond, who played for the Tigers from 1987-1991.

LSU’s cornerbacks coach is one of the best developers of talent in the secondary in college football. Raymond, who has coached at LSU since 2012, has developed stud players like Eric Reid, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams, Greedy Williams and Donte Jackson, just to name a few.

Raymond is also a tremendous recruiter, which is obvious from Ibraheem’s comments.

The Tigers were wise this offseason to hand Raymond a new contract. In January, LSU gave Raymond a three year extension. The contract came not long after Raymond turned down a job offer from Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M.

Raymond’s new contract came with a new title as well. He’s now the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator, in addition to serving as cornerbacks coach.

As for Ibraheem, the nation’s No. 9 cornerback, it’s easy to see why LSU wants the Dallas native in Baton Rouge.

Ibraheem is described by 247Sports midlands region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks as a “high-major cornerback prospect with terrific build for the position”. Brooks also says Ibraheem is “raw but owns great physical traits that could give him an NFL Draft ceiling”.

The four-star defensive back isn’t sure when he’ll commit. He’s still planning to take a few more visits before he makes his decision.

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LSU currently has five players committed to their 2021 recruiting class.