LSU Football has their eye on speedy WR from west coast

LSU football's coaching staff (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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LSU football is pursuing a fast wide receiver from the west coast.

Football teams can never have too much speed, which is why LSU football is strongly pursuing 2021 four-star wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

Worthy, 6-foot-1/160 lbs from Fresno, CA (Central East), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 11 player in the state of California and the No. 24 wide receiver in the nation.

According to 247Sports, Worthy runs a 10.55 in the 100 meter, which is certainly fast enough to be considered an elite speedster.

247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman says Worthy is a “dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands”.

Huffman also notes that Worthy is a “crisp route runner, with ability to quickly gain separation and stretch the field” and a “natural pass-catcher who can get deep consistently while also taking shorter passes”.

The NFL comparison for Worthy, according to Huffman, is DeSean Jackson.

Where does LSU football stand?

Worthy recently revealed his top six schools and he included LSU, along with Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Oregon.

The Tigers are definitely at the front of Worthy’s mind, thanks in part to some of the players that took the field in Baton Rouge at the start of the last decade.

“LSU is a great school that wins championships. I grew up watching Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry in addition to Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson,” said Worthy recently to Rivals.

The dynamic wide receiver is also a fan of the Tigers’ offense, adding “You watch the LSU offense this past year, it’s crazy man. They have a great system and an amazing system for wide receivers.”

Worthy is hoping to take some visits before making his decision, but he admitted to Rivals that he could commit in July or August (depending on when the NCAA lifts the recruiting dead period, which currently runs through July 31).

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LSU is turning into “wide receiver U”, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Tigers land the speedy wide receiver from the west coast.

Especially if they’re able to get him on campus in the near future.