LSU Football: Why commitment from Derrick Davis is especially important

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LSU football received a big commitment over the weekend.

LSU football received some much needed good news over the weekend.

2021 four-star safety Derrick Davis Jr announced his commitment to the Tigers on Saturday.

Davis, 6-foot-1/194 lbs from Monroeville, PA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 safety in the nation and the No. 4 player in the state of Pennsylvania. He’s also rated as the No. 53 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

The talented defensive back committed to LSU over Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, and Pittsburgh.

Landing Davis is a huge commitment for LSU football

Getting a commitment from Davis is important for the Tigers for several reasons.

For one, he’s obviously a great player that will make LSU better.

But perhaps just as important is what this commitment from Davis signifies.

The Tigers aren’t off to a good start this season. The defense has looked downright terrible.

There’s no doubt that opposing programs are slamming LSU on the recruiting trail. I imagine the phrase “one-year wonder” is being tossed around a lot by rival programs. And I’m sure a lot of coaches are suggesting that Ed Orgeron just had a lot of talent in 2019 and that he didn’t do anything special on the coaching side of things.

Landing Davis shows fans that recruits aren’t listening to the noise, though.

Davis has no special ties to LSU. He has no obvious geographical connection.

Most stud players like Davis from Pennsylvania end up at Ohio State or Penn State. For him to go down south to Baton Rouge, it shows that Davis truly believes in what Coach O is building. And he doesn’t view LSU’s success in 2019 as an anomaly.

If a top player like Davis feels that way, then I feel like it’s safe to assume that most recruits also feel that way.

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That’s a great sign for LSU moving forward. The Tigers are going to have to continue to recruit at a high level to climb their way back to the top of the SEC West.

For now, LSU has the No. 3 ranked 2021 recruiting class in the nation, so I’d say they’re on the right path.