LSU Football: Recruiting analyst makes HUGE prediction for Tigers

Could LSU football finish with the top-rated 2021 recruiting class in the nation?

247Sports’ Shea Dixon made some predictions this week for LSU football‘s 2021 recruiting class and he believes the Tigers are going to make a huge splash.

Dixon has LSU landing five-star defensive linemen Maason Smith and Korey Foreman.

“There was buzz that Foreman would stay home at USC, but now word is spreading that he’s quite serious about playing in the SEC and that LSU and Georgia had emerged as front runners,” wrote Dixon.

Foreman, of course, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 overall 2021 recruit in the nation. The California native was previously committed to Clemson, but Foreman decommitted earlier this spring so he could take visits to other programs (Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has a strict no visit policy for commits).

Smith is a Louisiana native who appears destined to end up in Baton Rouge. Other programs are obviously pursuing the talented defensive tackle, but Ed Orgeron and the Tigers have the inside track to land Smith.

Can LSU football convince Foreman to leave the west coast?

There’s been a lot of discussion this offseason about the friendship that’s developed between Smith and Foreman.

The duo has said on multiple occasions that they’d love to play with each other in college.

And that’s not just something they think would be nice — they’re very serious about signing with the same program.

“We talk like everyday or whenever we get the chance. I like to think Maason’s one of my best friends so hopefully he does the same for me,” said Foreman to Rivals last month.

Smith added in the same interview “We really serious…This year we have some obstacles to overcome to make things happen because they’re talking about pushing visits back”.

Foreman has yet to visit Baton Rouge. But if/when that visit eventually happens, it could be what seals the deal for LSU.

Landing Foreman and Smith would give the Tigers a very, very good shot at finishing with the top 2021 recruiting class in the nation.

Would you expect anything less from the defending national champs?