LSU Football: Tigers need to quickly offer in-state wide receiver

LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

LSU football hasn’t extended an offer yet to a four-star in-state wide receiver.

According to 247Sports and Rivals, LSU football hasn’t extended an offer to four-star in-state wide receiver Malik Nabers.

And I’m not sure what Ed Orgeron and the Tigers are waiting on.

Nabers, 6-foot/190 lbs from Lafayette, LA (Comeaux), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 8 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 45 wide receiver in the nation.

The Louisiana native has notable offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, among several others.

Nabers recently told Rivals that Mississippi State and Georgia are the two programs at the top of his list.

That could change, however, if the Tigers extend an offer.

Nabers told 247Sports earlier this year that he was hoping to receive an offer from LSU after camping in Baton Rouge this spring. The coronavirus pandemic obviously halted those plans (which is another unfortunate side effect of the virus, players not getting to show off for coaches at camps).

LSU football needs to offer Nabers

It’s clear from Nabers’ offer list that programs around the country believe he’s an extremely talented kid.

247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons describes Nabers as a “sturdy receiver with enough size to win on the outside” who plays with “grit and toughness”.

Simmons also notes that Nabers “plays cornerback and has the traits to be an elite defensive back if he wanted to be”.

The NFL comparison for Nabers, according to 247Sports, is former Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller, who was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

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Coach O and his staff usually make in-state players a priority. It’s obvious that Nabers has the talent to excel in the SEC, which is why LSU needs to quickly extend an offer to the four-star wideout.