LSU Football: Tigers fading in pursuit of elite 2021 recruit

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

LSU football appears to be fading in their pursuit of a top-rated 2021 offensive lineman.

Five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer has long been one of LSU football‘s top 2021 recruiting targets, but it appears the Tigers are fading in their pursuit of the Texas native.

Rivals recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman recently highlighted several key 2021 recruiting battles, including the battle for Brockermeyer.

And it’s not looking good for LSU.

Spiegelman says the battle for Brockermeyer is essentially down to Alabama and Texas (where his older brother already plays and where his dad played).

For now, Spiegelman has Brockermeyer landing in Tuscaloosa with Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.

Why this is such bad news for LSU football

Missing on a five-star offensive lineman would obviously be a bummer for the Tigers. Brockermeyer has the talent to be an eventual first-round pick in the NFL draft. He would absolutely be an integral part of LSU’s offense if he ended up in Baton Rouge.

But that’s not the only reason that missing on Brockermeyer would be a massive letdown for the Tigers.

It would also likely mean that LSU misses on their top 2021 center target — Brockermeyer’s twin brother, James.

The other Brockermeyer is a four-star recruit who is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the top center in the nation. He tends to get overlooked because of his five-star brother, but James is a great player and LSU desperately wants to land him.

I’m not ready to say that LSU is totally out of this battle, though. While it doesn’t look good for the Tigers, it’s far from over.

If LSU can get the Brockermeyer twins on campus this fall, it could change everything. Recruiting is fluid and all it takes is one amazing visit to totally change the outlook of a recruit.

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Ed Orgeron and his staff are going to continue their pursuit of the Brockermeyer twins until the duo signs with another program.