LSU Football: Recruiting analyst predicts Tigers will flip 4-star RB

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LSU football could be stealing a recruit from a neighboring program.

2021 four-star running back Ke’Travion Hargrove committed to Louisiana Tech in May, but LSU football appears to be a threat to steal the dynamic running back.

247Sports’ Shea Dixon recently made some updated predictions for the Tigers’ 2021 signing class and he has Hargrove flipping his commitment from Louisiana Tech to LSU.

“After speaking to Hargrove extensively this week, LSU’s interest has ramped up and he definitely wants to play on a bigger stage than Conference-USA,” wrote Dixon.

The 247Sports recruiting analyst added, “Kevin Faulk is leading the charge, but a secret weapon is Steve Ensminger, who has recruited Ruston for many years with a lot of success in Northwest Louisiana”.

Why Hargrove would be a solid addition for LSU football

Hargrove, 5-foot-11/185 lbs from Ruston, LA (Ruston), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 11 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 10 running back in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 167 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons describes Hargrove as a player who “shows balance, body control and make-miss ability, even in tight areas”.

Simmons added that Hargrove is a “very competent pass catcher” while noting that his “short speed and acceleration is verified with good track numbers in the 60 meters”.

Hargrove committed to Louisiana Tech in May in part because it was the only school he had visited (at the time).

“At that point, I didn’t know when I would be able to go anywhere else or if I would be able to, so I decided to commit to have somewhere I could go and play football and get an education,” said Hargrove to 247Sports.

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The Louisiana native says he’s keeping an open mind toward his recruitment, which likely means, now that programs like LSU are heavily interested, that he won’t be playing college football at Louisiana Tech.