LSU Football: Rival programs pursuing highly rated Tigers commit

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

One of LSU football’s 2021 commits is being targeted by rival programs.

2021 four-star wide receiver Deion Smith has been committed to LSU football since December, showing no signs of wavering on his pledge to the Tigers.

But that doesn’t mean other programs have stopped recruiting the dynamic wide receiver.

Smith told Rivals this week that even though he’s committed to LSU, he’s still talking with other schools.

The Mississippi native noted that Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee are talking to him “weekly”.

Smith, 6-foot-2/172 lbs from Jackson, MS, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 15 wide receiver in the nation.

Will LSU football hold on to Smith?

It’s understandable if fans are concerned about LSU holding on to Smith — especially since the Tigers are the second program he’s committed to during the recruiting process (he was previously committed to Mississippi State).

The main reason Smith committed to LSU was that he liked the Tigers’ offense — specifically how much they threw the ball last season. It’s worth noting that Smith flipped his commitment just after the finish of the 2019 regular season (when the LSU hype train was going full speed).

Is it possible that Smith flips his commitment in 2020 if he sees a more prolific offense?

Sure. It’s definitely possible. But I’m not necessarily expecting that to happen. Mostly because I think LSU’s offense will keep rolling with Myles Brennan under center in 2020. I also think Baton Rouge is close enough to Mississippi that Smith feels “at home” there.

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Recruiting is always fluid. And LSU will have to continue to recruit Smith, but I think he ultimately signs with the Tigers.