LSU Football: The Tigers are absolutely going to land the nation’s No. 1 recruit

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LSU football is going to get a lot better in the coming months…via the recruiting trail.

LSU football will land 2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, the nation’s No. 1 recruit.

Mark it down, screenshot it, however you want to document it. It’s happening.

I’ve never felt more confident that the Tigers will land Foreman than I do right now.

And it’s all because of what 2021 five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith had to say to Rivals during a recent interview.

LSU football will be the destination for Maason Smith and Korey Foreman

The strong relationship between Smith and Foreman has been well documented over the last several months.

Smith, a Louisiana native, and Foreman, a California native, have become close friends during the recruiting process.

So close, in fact, that they’ve said multiple times they’d prefer to play with each other in college.

Well, it appears that it’s no longer a preference. According to Smith, they “100 percent” will be playing together at the next level.

Smith recently spoke with Julie Boudwin, who covers LSU for Rivals, and he said they absolutely will be playing together in college.

Now, where will they be playing? That’s of course the popular question.

I don’t see how it’s not LSU.

Smith and Foreman were in attendance for the Tigers’ matchup against Mississippi State this past weekend, so they were able to get a feel for Death Valley together. I think that was extremely important. Smith has been to LSU a lot. Foreman hasn’t. Going together to a game was an important bonding experience — even if it was a different vibe than normal (thanks to limited fans).

It seems inevitable that Smith will end up in Baton Rouge. Ed Orgeron doesn’t let elite talent escape Louisiana very often. And Smith has obviously been one of LSU’s top recruiting targets for a while.

I assume Foreman will end up liking several schools equally (with Georgia being among his top schools) and then the tie will probably be broken by Smith’s preference, which everyone expects to be LSU.

Next. Coach O compares Brennan and Burrow. dark

At this point, it would be a huge letdown if the Tigers don’t land both of these elite defensive linemen. There’s still a long way to go, but this is LSU’s recruiting battle to lose.