LSU Football: Tigers expected to be in top 5 for 2022 4-star DB

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When 2022 four-star defensive back Earl Little Jr reveals his top five in the near future, LSU football is expected to make the cut.

Little, 6-foot/175 lbs from Fort Lauderdale, FL (American Heritage), recently discussed his recruitment with 247Sports and he mentioned that three schools are already safely in his top five.

“Definitely Miami, Alabama, and LSU. I don’t know about the next two,” said Little when asked about his soon-to-be-released top five.

Little is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 11 cornerback in the country and the No. 111 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

Where does LSU football stand?

It sounds like Little’s top five is more of a top three. I’d be surprised if he ended up at a program other than Alabama, LSU, or Miami.

For now, it doesn’t sound like Little has a leader. He’s equally high on all three programs.

“We are talking a lot with Coach [Corey] Raymond and stuff like that,” said Little while discussing LSU with 247Sports. “It’s an every other day thing. I’m also talking to [Dwayne Thomas], who is a DB assistant there.”

“They say I can be like another Tyrann Mathieu for them,” added Little.

There’s no doubt that LSU has a great reputation for putting defensive backs into the NFL (the Tigers are known as “DBU” for a reason), but Alabama has a pretty good track record with defensive backs, too.

Miami is a legitimate threat here thanks to Little’s family connections to the U (his dad played for the Hurricanes). Location is obviously in Miami’s favor as well.

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We’ll see how this one plays out in the coming months. I think the Tigers have a good shot here, but it’s clear the competition for Little will be tough.