LSU football creating a new recruiting pipeline in the southeast

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LSU football has the inside track to land one of the nation’s top 2022 linebackers.

LSU football recently extended an offer to 2022 four-star linebacker Daniel Martin.

Martin, 6-foot-3/190 lbs from Marietta, GA (Marietta), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 6 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 5 outside linebacker in the nation.

The Georgia native was high school teammates with 2020 LSU signees Arik Gilbert and BJ Ojulari.

“Arik and BJ chose LSU for good reasons….they were my two of my mentors for the past two years. We always pushed each other to do better. It was never about competing against each other,” said Martin to 247Sports recently.

Martin also has offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee, among several others.

A new pipeline for LSU football?

Marietta is one of the top high schools in the southeast when it comes to football talent.

And it appears that LSU is creating a nice pipeline there.

In the 2020 recruiting class, Marietta produced two five-star players (Gilbert and quarterback Harrison Bailey, who signed with Tennessee), a four-star player (Ojulari) and a high three-star wide receiver (Ricky White, who signed with Michigan State).

That’s a lot of talent from one school in one class.

If LSU can consistently land talent from Marietta, and other nearby high schools in Georgia, then it’s going to make life pretty tough for other programs in the SEC.

The Tigers already routinely land the top talent in the state of Louisiana, which is more than enough to sustain a top program in the SEC.

Adding top talent from Georgia too?

It’s almost not fair.

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