LSU Football: Tigers in danger of losing one of their top 2021 commits

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LSU football could be losing one of its top 2021 commits.

2021 four-star linebacker Raesjon Davis has been committed to LSU football for nearly a year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be spending his next few years in Baton Rouge.

Davis, 6-foot-1/215 lbs from Santa Ana, CA, hasn’t decommitted from the Tigers, but he isn’t closing the door to other programs, either.

“I would say I’m a little open-minded,” said Davis to Rivals this week.

“We’re just waiting to see, just waiting a little past the [early signing period] because we’re going to be signing in February.”

USC is the program most likely to steal Davis from LSU.

Why would LSU football lose Davis to USC?

This is something that’s repeated ad nauseam, but it never stops being true — college football recruiting is fluid.

Nothing is certain until a player signs. Commitments are nice, but they don’t really mean anything. It’s all about the signature.

When Davis, who is rated as the No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation, committed to LSU in January, the Tigers were the hottest program in the nation. LSU’s offense was historically good and they were on the verge of winning a national championship (which they eventually won).

Nearly a year later, however, and LSU isn’t even a top 25 team (though there are plenty of reasons for that — all of the talent the program lost from last season).

USC, on the other hand, is 3-0 and playing well.

The Trojans are Davis’ hometown team, so it’s understandable he’d be giving them a legitimate look as National Signing Day approaches.

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Will he end up flipping?

It’s impossible to say right now. But I think there’s a very good chance that Davis ends up eschewing LSU for USC.