LSU Football: Tigers would regret passing on 2021 4-star recruit

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron -- Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron -- Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

I noted on Wednesday evening that LSU football may not be done adding 2021 high school recruits to their signing class.

2021 four-star wide receiver Brian Thomas, a Louisiana native, is expected to make his decision in the next couple of days.

Thomas, 6-foot-4/185 lbs, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 9 wide receiver in the 2021 recruiting class. He’s also ranked by 247Sports as the No. 68 overall 2021 recruit in the country.

In other words, he’s pretty good.

Will LSU football let another program sign Thomas?

While no one knows where Thomas will opt to sign, we’re also not sure if LSU wants Thomas to be part of its 2021 recruiting class.

Sonny Shipp, who covers LSU recruiting for 247Sports, noted on Thursday that the Tigers have “bigger needs” in the transfer portal.

LSU only has three spots left in the 2021 class after signing 20 players during the early signing period in December and two players on National Signing Day this week.

It makes sense that Ed Orgeron and his staff would want to save a few spots for the portal — especially since players that aren’t sure where they’ll play next fall will likely wait until the end of spring to transfer. LSU doesn’t want to miss out on a stud player because they don’t have enough spots left.

But the Tigers also can’t let Thomas get away. This is a kid that’s incredibly athletic, quick, and would be a great red-zone target.

He’s also a four-star, top-100 player that lives 30 minutes from Baton Rouge. These are the types of players that make LSU special.

If the Tigers let Thomas go to Alabama or Texas A&M (the other two schools strongly in the mix to land him), they’ll inevitably regret it.

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Watching a player from Louisiana have success at a school that’s not LSU is hard enough. But have to play against that player too?

Don’t let it happen, LSU. Just don’t let it happen.