LSU Football: Tigers among the top schools for DT from Texas

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LSU football learned this week that they’re among the top four schools for 2022 three-star defensive tackle Kriss Ross.

The Tigers, along with Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas compile Ross’s top four.

Ross, 6-foot-4/265 lbs from Houston, TX (North Shore), hasn’t been ranked yet by 247Sports, but he’s ranked by Rivals as the No. 51 player in Texas.

So do the Tigers have a legit chance to land Ross?

LSU football is a hometown offer for Ross

Ross plays high school football in Texas, but he’s actually originally from Louisiana.

Which means that the recent offer from LSU was extremely important to Ross.

“I’m from Louisiana so that was a hometown offer,” said Ross to Rivals this week. “Growing up, they were always my childhood favorite.”

“I used to love LSU and I still like LSU. When I first moved to Texas, everyone was repping Texas and I was the only one repping LSU in Texas.”

Ross also noted that he’s talked a lot lately with new Tigers defensive line coach Andre Carter.

This bodes well for LSU and their chances of landing the talented defensive tackle.

In fact, I would go as far as saying that LSU should be considered the favorites right now for Ross, who is a bit on the underrated side.

But just because I think the Tigers might be the favorites, doesn’t mean this won’t be a tense recruiting battle.

Texas is going to be a major factor in this one. The Longhorns are working Ross hard, and they have the geographical advantage over LSU.

Next. LSU signed a top DT class in 2021. dark

It’ll be interesting to see how this recruiting battle plays out in the coming months.