LSU football is a dark horse candidate to land 4-star DE from New Jersey

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LSU football is a team to watch for four-star defensive end Aaron Armitage.

LSU football isn’t the team to beat for four-star defensive end Aaron Armitage, but they’re a dark horse candidate to land the talented defender.

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman ranked the contenders for Armitage this week and he has LSU as the fifth most likely program to land the New Jersey native, behind Stanford, USC, Florida and Oregon.

Friedman said Armitage has been impressed with the way Ed Orgeron and his staff have sent defenders to the NFL.

“He is very confident in the LSU program and knows he could have a very bright future in Baton Rouge, but he has yet to make the trip to Louisiana”, wrote Friedman.

Armitage, 6-foot-4/242 lbs from Blairstown, NJ (Blair Academy), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 3 player in the state of New Jersey and the No. 16 strong side defensive end in the nation.

The Tigers are in a position where they can pretty much land any defensive end they want. So the fact that they’re pursuing Armitage, who is only rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports (he’s a four-star in 247Sports’ composite rankings), tells us that the defensive end is probably more talented than his recruiting ranking indicates.

No one evaluates defensive line talent better than Coach O — which is why LSU is strongly in the mix here. But as Friedman noted, the Tigers will need to get Armitage on campus if they hope to get a commitment.

247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn views Armitage as a “multi-year starter at Top 20 program” with “day 3 NFL draft pick potential”.

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Armitage doesn’t currently have an expected commitment date.