LSU Football: Tigers working to flip Florida State commit

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LSU football is hoping to steal a commit from the Florida State Seminoles.

2021 three-star offensive lineman Kimo Makaneole has been committed to Florida State since July, but that hasn’t stopped LSU football from trying to flip the Florida native.

Makaneole recently discussed his recruitment with Rivals and noted that he’s still giving other programs a look.

“I am still committed to Florida State, but Ole Miss, LSU, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State are up there too,” explained Makaneole.

So where does LSU fit into the equation for Makaneole?

“LSU is really an eye-popper for me. It is a great program with great coaches and it really caught my attention as soon as they offered,” said Makaneole.

It certainly sounds like Makaneole is open to flipping his recruitment. But there’s a reason he’s been committed to Florida State since July. The Tigers will have their work cut out for them if they plan to flip Makaneole.

Why is LSU football trying to flip Kimo Makaneole?

Makaneole, 6-foot-4/285 lbs, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 31 offensive guard in the nation and the No. 84 player in the state of Florida. He’s also rated as the No. 614 overall player in the nation.

Those rankings don’t exactly scream “stud recruit”.

But recruiting rankings don’t always tell the entire story.

There’s a reason that major programs like Florida State, LSU, and Ole Miss are chasing the talented offensive lineman — they obviously see something the recruiting services don’t see.

And that’s no slight against the recruiting services. I think they do an incredible job.

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But often-times the best way to tell if a recruit is legit or not is to look at his offer sheet.

And it’s clear from Makaneole’s offer sheet that he’s the real deal.