LSU football hasn’t received much respect entering the 2020 season.
LSU football completely dominated college football last season, going 15-0 and cruising through Oklahoma and Clemson in the College Football Playoff.
But despite the Tigers’ dominance in 2019, there are still plenty of folks who don’t necessarily believe in LSU moving forward. The Tigers haven’t received much respect from analysts/commentators this offseason.
Of course, it doesn’t matter what analysts think. It only matters if the team believes.
It also helps if recruits believe, because that’s always going to be the future of the program.
Fortunately for LSU, it sounds like recruits don’t think 2019 was a fluke.
Four-star wide receiver believes in LSU football’s offense
2021 four-star wide receiver Malcolm Johnson Jr is a highly sought after recruit.
Johnson, 6-foot-185 lbs from Alexandria, VA (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 16 wide receiver in the nation.
The dynamic wide receiver recently spoke to Rivals about his recruitment and discussed his interest in LSU.
“We saw it last year with how great their offense was and will continue to be. That was huge for me,” said Johnson.
That phrase “and will continue to be” is what’s so important here. Johnson believes in what LSU accomplished last year. And he believes the Tigers’ offense will continue to operate at high level.
The loss of passing game coordinator Joe Brady doesn’t concern Johnson. Neither does a world without Joe Burrow.
That speaks volumes to what LSU has built. It’s not just one person (Brady) — it’s an offensive philosophy that permeates through the program.
If this is how recruits are feeling, then it’s going to be awfully difficult for rival SEC programs to slow down the Tigers’ momentum.