LSU Football: How Ed Orgeron is easily accessible to recruits

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron isn’t hard to get on the phone if you’re a recruit.

One of the main reasons a recruit commits to a school is their relationship with the head coach, and there’s no head coach who creates better relationships than LSU football‘s Ed Orgeron.

I’ve talked a lot about how genuine Orgeron is as a head coach. That shined through back in May when Coach O talked about how gratifying it is for him to see former players get drafted and get paid “a lot of money”.

It shows that Orgeron truly wants the best for his players, regardless of whether or not they stay all four years at LSU.

LSU football builds the relationships early

Part of the reason that Coach O is able to have these close relationships with players is because he starts building them early.

During the recruiting process, Orgeron doesn’t give players the runaround. He isn’t inaccessible.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

2021 four-star safety Andrew Mukuba, 6-foot/185 lbs from Austin, TX, recently spoke with Rivals about his recruitment and his relationship with Orgeron.

“Coach O, I feel like that’s my guy. I feel like I can call Coach O right now and he’s going to answer and chop it up,” said Mukuba.

The Texas native added “some other coaches, I don’t want to say Hollywood, but you got to get certain people to get to the head coach, but with Coach O I know I can call him right now and we can talk about life and talk football”.

It’s clear from Mukuba’s comments that not every head coach out there operates the same way Orgeron does.

This is part of the reason why players trust him so much. He’s genuine from day one. What you see in the recruiting process is what you get in practice and on game day.

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Orgeron genuinely cares about his players. And it seems like every week we’re reminded of how it’s not an act. It’s just who Coach O is.