LSU Football could still add another 2021 signee

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There weren’t many fireworks for LSU football on National Signing Day.

The Tigers only signed two players on Wednesday — four-star defensive end Savion Jones and three-star offensive lineman Kimo Makaneole.

LSU signed 20 players during the early signing period in December, which was the reason for the quiet National Signing Day.

(A quiet National Signing Day is the new normal in college football, which is unfortunate because it used to be one of my favorite days of the year. But I digress.)

The Tigers ended Wednesday with the No. 4 recruiting class in the country (247Sports composite).

Not bad for a team coming off a 5-5 season.

But what if I told you that LSU may not be done adding elite talent to its 2021 recruiting class?

LSU football could still add an elite 2021 recruit

2021 four-star wide receiver Brian Thomas — a Louisiana native — didn’t sign on Wednesday.

He’s excepted to sign “soon”.

The Tigers are viewed as the favorite for Thomas, though Texas A&M is a factor.

Thomas, who is rated as the No. 9 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports, had positive things to say about LSU in December.

“It’s close to home,” said Thomas in an interview with 247Sports. “Their offense, you saw that they did last season as an offense. They’re not doing bad this season, they’re also doing good. They spread the ball out a lot and throw it a lot.”

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said earlier this week that he wants to leave two scholarships for transfer players. LSU has three scholarships left after Wednesday, which means they have room for Thomas (not that they’d turn down a 6-foot-4, four-star wide receiver from Louisiana).

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I think Thomas ultimately ends up at LSU. However, nothing is ever certain in recruiting, so I wouldn’t be completely shocked if he landed with Texas A&M, either.