LSU football is hoping to steal a 2021 four-star defensive back from Alabama’s backyard.
2021 four-star defensive back Kamari Lassiter is one of the top 30 cornerbacks in the nation and LSU football is strongly in the mix to land him.
Lassiter, 6-foot/185 lbs from Tuscaloosa, AL, recently revealed a top six that included LSU, along with Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, and Georgia Tech (Clemson, after offering late, is also now in the mix).
The Alabama native is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 11 player in the state of Alabama and the No. 24 cornerback in the nation.
Typically, when you see that an elite player is from Tuscaloosa, the assumption is that he’ll end up at Alabama. And that might end up being the case here, but it certainly appears, based on recent comments from Lassiter, that LSU could sneak in and steal the talented cornerback from the Crimson Tide.
Why LSU football is a legitimate threat to land Lassiter
Lassiter recently discussed his recruitment with Rivals and gave some insight on each of the schools in his top seven (including Clemson). His comment about LSU was particularly revealing.
“LSU is DBU, so for guys at my position, it cannot get better than that,” said Lassiter.
If that’s how Lassiter feels, then I can’t see how he ends up anywhere else.
If you’re a college football player with Lassiter’s talent (the type of talent it requires to get to the NFL), then the ultimate goal, usually, is to get developed at the highest level possible.
It’s clear from Lassiter’s comments that he feels like LSU is the program that develops defensive backs the best.
Of course, Lassiter will also have to build a good relationship with LSU’s staff. And he’ll have to feel comfortable in Baton Rouge.
If that happens, then I wouldn’t be shocked to see Lassiter end up playing for the Tigers.