LSU Football: Analyst predicts Tigers will land former Tennessee football commit

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LSU football could be the benefactor of uncertainty on Rocky Top.

Things aren’t going well this season for the Tennessee Vols and it might end up benefiting LSU football.

On Thanksgiving Day, four-star defensive back Damarius McGhee announced he was no longer committed to Tennessee.

McGhee, 6-foot-1/163 lbs from Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Catholic), originally committed to the Vols on July 30. He’s rated by 247Sports as the No. 8 cornerback in the nation and the No. 12 player in the state of Florida. McGhee is also rated by 247Sports as the No. 87 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

Tennessee hasn’t played well this season (the Vols have lost five games in a row), which likely led to McGhee’s decision to de-commit.

LSU football the favorite to land McGhee?

Tennessee’s loss could end up being LSU’s gain.

Shea Dixon, who covers the Tigers for 247Sports, made a “Crystal Ball” prediction this past week for McGhee to LSU.

Dixon reported that LSU is “in the driver’s seat” for McGhee’s commitment.

So why is this so important?

Because McGhee is really good. Probably better than his ranking indicates (which is why UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who is a defensive backs coach at heart, wanted him so badly).

247Sports Southland region recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins says McGhee “can score anytime he touches the ball and seems to always be making plays on special teams” and “could probably catch passes at the FBS level”.

Ivins also notes that McGhee “has the profile of someone that could eventually play on Sundays”.

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The Tigers currently have 22 players committed to their 2021 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation. Landing McGhee would certainly give an already-elite class a bit of a boost.