LSU Football: Tigers among top schools for elite 2022 defensive end

LSU football's Tiger stadium (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
LSU football's Tiger stadium (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

LSU football is one of the programs to beat for one of the top 2022 players in the nation.

Five-star defensive Jeremiah Alexander recently included the Tigers among his top six schools, along with Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Alexander, 6-foot-2/235 lbs from Alabaster, AL (Thompson), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama.

He’s also rated as the No. 11 overall player in the nation.

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Alexander was previously committed to Alabama.

The dynamic defensive end committed to the Crimson Tide last March, before decommitting in October.

Alexander decomitted from Alabama because he felt he “rushed things”.

“Alabama never stopped recruiting me, I can still see myself there, but I just need to take my time and really think about things,” said Alexander to Rivals this week.

“I still love the atmosphere in Tuscaloosa and the legacy they have there is unlike any other,” added Alexander. “The atmosphere at Alabama is different, and I know if I go there, I will compete with the best every day.”

So what kind of chance does LSU stand with Alexander?

I think it’s hard to tell at this point.

Alexander had positive things to say about LSU, but his remarks weren’t over the top.

“I was at LSU my freshman year, so it has been a while, but I was there for the Alabama game, and the stadium was rocking,” said Alexander. “The fans are great, they have some real history and I like their defense.”

Honestly, this sounds like Alexander is just including LSU in this top six schools for a little extra attention (especially with his comment about the defense, since no one knows what the Tigers’ defense will look like next season with someone new coming in).

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Recruiting, however, is fluid. Things could change. But I tend to think Alexander will end up recommitting to Alabama and eventually sign with the Crimson Tide.