LSU Football in the mix to land elite safety from Texas

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 is hoping to have some major recruiting success in Texas during the 2021 cycle.

LSU football is one of the teams strongly in the mix to land 2021 four-star safety JD Coffey.

Coffey, 6-foot/180 lbs from Kennedale, TX (Kennedale), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 30 player in the state of Texas and the No. 8 safety in the nation.

Rivals recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman ranked the contenders for Coffey this week and he has LSU as the second most likely program to land the elite safety (just behind Texas).

Spiegelman notes that Tigers safeties coach Bill Busch has been after Coffey for a while. He also noted that Ed Orgeron has had a lot of recruiting success in the Dallas area, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see LSU land Coffey.

The Texas native hasn’t visited Baton Rouge yet, but that should change once the coronavirus related recruiting shutdown is lifted (maybe at the end of May?).

Coffey told Rivals last month that he plans to commit before his senior season, which means a decision will likely come this summer. That means the recruiting shutdown will play a key role in determining whether or not LSU can land Coffey (it’s hard to see him committing to the Tigers without stepping foot on campus).

The dynamic safety also told Rivals that distance won’t be a factor in his decision, though he acknowledged it would be nice for his family to be able to attend his games regularly (which would seemingly give Texas a big advantage).

Of course, anything can happen when LSU is involved. The Tigers are the hottest program in the nation at the moment.

Coffey, by the way, is described by 247Sports midland region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks as a player with “above average ball skills” who can “provide the big hit”. Brooks also says Coffey is a “flat-out football player who projects to high-major level where he could become multi-year starter”.

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