LSU Football: Tigers in a good spot for nation’s top defensive end

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LSU football isn’t alone in their pursuit of 2022 five-star defensive end Shemar Stewart.

Nearly every top program in the nation is hoping to land Stewart.

That’s because Stewart is one of the premier 2022 recruits in the country.

Stewart, 6-foot-5/240 lbs from Opa Locka, FL (Monsignor Pace), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings the No. 1 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 5 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

Will Shemar Stewart commit to LSU football?

Alabama, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, Penn State, and Texas A&M are among the programs making a strong push for Stewart.

But which of those programs is most likely to land the talented defensive end?

It appears that Georgia and LSU could be near the top of Stewart’s list.

“Georgia and LSU are definitely going to make the next cut,” said Stewart recently to Rivals. “I really like both schools, the coaches are cool, and I can say those two will be on the list for sure.”

Stewart says he has good relationships with LSU’s coaches, and he also likes the atmosphere in Baton Rouge.

“I have a good relationship with coach Johnson and coach Orgeron at LSU,” said Stewart. “They are real with me, and it is really similar between them and Georgia. I have had a few zooms with them, and I like what they have to offer.”

“I like the team, I like the atmosphere and the feel at LSU. They have a great program, I like their defense, and like Georgia, it is a school I want to visit.”

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Stewart is planning to take visits before he announces his commitment. Georgia is obviously a major threat here, but I really like the Tigers’ chances to land the dynamic defensive end.