LSU football poised to have the top 2021 recruiting class in the nation

LSU football could have the top recruiting class in the nation in 2021.

LSU football currently has the nation’s No. 8 recruiting class (247Sports composite), but they could have the No. 1 class by the time February rolls around.

The Tigers only have 12 commitments so far. Every team ahead of LSU has more commitments than the Tigers. As do the two teams directly behind LSU in the rankings (Minnesota and Iowa).

That means LSU has plenty of room to add players to their 2021 class.

And some of the players the Tigers are chasing are highly rated, which could quickly vault LSU to the top of the rankings.

A three-headed monster on the way for LSU football?

I’ve written a lot in recent weeks about five-star defensive end Korey Foreman — the nation’s top-rated recruit — and his interest in LSU.

Foreman and fellow five-star recruit Maason Smith have expressed interest in playing with each other at the next level.

Smith, who is from Houma, LA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 20 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

My gut says the Tigers land the Foreman/Smith duo (and here’s why), which would certainly send LSU’s 2021 class up several spots in the recruiting rankings.

But there might actually be a third player that’s attached to Foreman and Smith.

Tristan Leigh, another five-star recruit, recently told Rivals that he’s also talked with Foreman and Smith about playing at the same school.

“I talk with Maason and Korey Foreman. We talk about stuff like that. We feel like all three of us could go somewhere and make a huge impact,” said Leigh.

The Virginia native added “all three of us in the same class, I think that would be pretty overwhelming”.

Leigh, 6-foot-6/285 lbs from Fairfax, VA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 3 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 13 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

As for Leigh’s interest in LSU?

Leigh, who has visited Baton Rouge twice, told Rivals that he speaks with Tigers offensive line coach James Cregg on a daily basis. And he also noted LSU’s reputation for developing players.

If the Tigers are able to land the Foreman/Smith/Leigh five-star trio, it would likely put LSU right at the top of the rankings with Ohio State (the Buckeyes currently have four five-star recruits committed, no other program has more than one).

And the Tigers obviously wouldn’t be done adding players (it sets up for a tough battle between LSU and Ohio State for the top spot).

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There’s work to be done, but LSU absolutely has a path to landing the top 2021 recruiting class in the nation.

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