LSU Football: Tigers pursuing under-the-radar Athlete from Florida

LSU football is one of several programs that’s showing interest in an under-the-radar athlete from Florida.

2022 athlete Chris Graves, 6-foot-2/180 lbs from Fort Myers, FL (Bishop Verot), hasn’t been ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings (he’s a three-star cornerback in Rivals’ rankings), but he’s receiving some attention from some major programs.

In the last several weeks, Graves has received offers from LSU, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Liberty, and Michigan State.

And it sounds like the offers are going to continue to pile up from here.

LSU football should have a good shot to land Graves

Graves reportedly has some offers to play wide receiver, but he will very likely end up at cornerback at the next level.

That’s because Graves has all the attributes that SEC programs love in a cornerback — length, height, and flexibility. He’s also extremely aggressive on the field, which is another great trait for a cornerback to have.

Miami is probably the early favorite here, thanks to the program’s close proximity to Fort Myers (Miami is about a two hour drive from Fort Myers), but I don’t see any reason why LSU can’t become a big factor in this recruiting battle.

If Graves is going to stick at defensive back (which, again, seems likely), then there’s no better place for him to end up than with the Tigers.

LSU recruits pretty well in Florida, too. And the addition of linebackers coach Blake Baker, who was previously the defensive coordinator at Miami, should help strengthen the Tigers’ recruiting connections in South Florida.

LSU currently has 10 players committed to its 2022 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 3 in the country.