LSU Football: Analyst predicts Tigers will land important 2021 recruit

LSU football still has plenty of space left in its 2021 recruiting class.

LSU football currently has only 12 players committed to its 2021 recruiting class, which means there’s plenty of room for some quality additions.

247Sports recruiting analyst Bill Embody thinks one of those additions will be a slightly under-the-radar offensive lineman from the west coast.

Embody recently made some predictions for the Tigers’ 2021 class and he has LSU landing four-star offensive lineman Owen Prentice.

Washington and Stanford are also in the mix for Prentice, who is one of the top 2021 guards in the nation.

Embody said he feels the Huskies actually have the edge right now, but he still thinks the talented offensive lineman ends up in Baton Rouge.

“Prentice was thrilled with the offer (from LSU) and has been talking with James Cregg and Ed Orgeron for a while now. His siblings both went far for college and I can see him doing the same,” wrote Embody.

Prentice would be an important addition for LSU football

Prentice, 6-foot-3/295 lbs from Seattle, WA (O’Dea), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 4 player in the state of Washington and the No. 8 offensive guard in the nation.

247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman says Prentice is a “smart, hardworking player who can play any spot on the offensive line”.

Huffman also noted that Prentice has “great footwork and uses his hands well to engage his defender”.

Guards don’t generally receive a lot of attention, but they’re extremely important to the success of a program.

Winning in the SEC is all about winning in the trenches. If a program doesn’t have big, talented guys up front, then it’s highly likely they won’t be very successful in the SEC.

LSU doesn’t land a lot of talent from the west coast, but it sounds like they’re squarely in the mix for Prentice.

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Maybe the Tigers can develop a new recruiting pipeline if they end up landing the Washington native.