LSU Football: 2022 in-state recruiting off to a good start for Tigers

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LSU football received some not-so-great news on Sunday when Arik Gilbert announced he’ll be transferring to Florida to play for the Gators.

Gilbert’s announcement, however, shouldn’t overshadow the Tigers’ great recruiting weekend.

LSU locked down a couple of key 2022 in-state recruits, landing commitments from four-star offensive tackle Will Campbell and three-star offensive tackle Bo Bordelon.

Campbell, a Monroe, LA native,  is ranked as the No. 2 player in Louisiana, while Bordelon, who is from New Orleans, is rated as the No. 32 player in the state.

LSU football’s 2022 class is made up mostly of in-state recruits

LSU’s 2022 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 4 in the country,  now has nine commits after adding Campbell and Bordelon this weekend.

Five of those commits are from Louisiana.

  • Four-star quarterback Walker Howard (Lafayette, LA)
  • Four-star offensive lineman Will Campbell (Monroe, LA)
  • Four-star cornerback Laterrance Welch (Lafayette, LA)
  • Three-star wide receiver Aaron Anderson (New Orleans, LA)
  • Three-star offensive lineman Bo Bordelon (New Orleans, LA)

Great LSU recruiting classes are built on the foundation of in-state players. It’s clear that the 2022 class is going to have that solid in-state foundation.

Now, here’s the great thing: LSU likely isn’t done adding elite in-state talent. There are still a couple of big 2022 in-state recruiting targets that have yet to commit.

Four-star running back Le’veon Moss, a Baton Rouge native, seems destined to end up playing for the Tigers. He’s rated as a top-five running back in the country.

There’s also four-star wide receiver Shazz Preston, a top 100 player nationally, and four-star athlete Kendrick Law, the No. 5 player in Louisiana.

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LSU’s 2022 recruiting class, which is currently ranked No. 4 nationally, has the potential to be special.

The future is extremely bright for the Tigers, thanks to the elite talent in Louisiana.