LSU Football: Tigers trying to lock down in-state RB

LSU football's Tiger Stadium (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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LSU football is trying to lock down an elite four-star in-state 2022 running back.

TreVonte’ Citizen, a Lake Charles, LA native, has three teams vying for his commitment.

The Tigers, unsurprisingly, are one of those teams. Arkansas and Louisiana Tech are also in the mix.

So who will ultimately end up landing the nation’s No. 19 rated running back?

LSU football should be able to win this battle

It would be very surprising if LSU swings and misses on Citizen.

The Tigers don’t typically miss on elite in-state players. And it doesn’t look like the competition is very stiff for LSU.

And that’s no slight against Arkansas or Louisiana Tech — it’s just that LSU is on a completely different level than those programs.

Citizen’s comments certainly seem to indicate that LSU is the team to beat here.

“Coach (Kevin) Faulk and I had that relationship since I went to LSU camp my freshman year and they have always had an eye out for me since then,” said Citizen recently to Rivals. “Coach Faulk is the only coach I’ve really met in-person, so our personalities just clicked … ever since my first time meeting him”.

While it’s possible that Arkansas could give Citizen something to think about, I believe that he will end up signing with the Tigers (I definitely don’t see Louisiana Tech being a big factor).

LSU currently has eight players committed to its 2022 recruiting class. None of those players are running backs, which makes the Tigers an even more attractive landing spot for Citizen.

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Citizen doens’t currently have a timeline on when he will announce his commitment, though we know he’s hoping to take some visits first. The recruiting dead period currently runs until April 15.