LSU Football: Tigers should be a lock to land in-state 2023 ATH

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There’s no such thing as a sure thing in recruiting, but I feel fairly confident in saying that LSU football should be considered a lock to land 2023 athlete Jaiden Ausberry.

Ausberry, 6-foot-2/196 lbs from Baton Rouge, LA (University Lab), hasn’t been rated yet by the major recruiting services.

But that hasn’t stopped Power-5 programs from offering the Louisiana native.

Ausberry currently holds reported offers from Arizona State, LSU, Mississippi State, and South Carolina.

LSU football should be the overwhelming favorite to land Ausberry

The Tigers typically do extremely well when it comes to recruiting in-state.

And I don’t expect that to be any different with Ausberry.

The talented athlete grew up in Baton Rouge, and his dad played football for LSU.

“LSU is big because I grew up around the culture and I’ve been around it my whole life,” said Ausberry recently to Rivals.

“It means a lot because it’s my hometown and if I go there, I can represent Baton Rouge,” added Ausberry. “That’s where I was born and I grew up on the campus.”

The 2023 athlete isn’t the only Ausberry that LSU is currently pursuing.

Jaiden’s brother, Austin, is a four-star defensive back in the 2022 recruiting class. He also has an offer from the Tigers.

“I love LSU because I grew up there and it means a lot to our family,” said Austin to Rivals. “We’re all LSU and it’s a brotherhood.”

I imagine it will be tough for the Ausberry brothers to turn down LSU. Though it sounds like Mississippi State is coming hard after the talented duo.

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Ultimately, I think the Tigers win this recruiting battle. Missing on a pair of LSU legacies would certainly be a tough look for LSU.