LSU football‘s 2022 recruiting class received a big boost earlier this month when five-star defensive back Jacoby Mathews announced his commitment to the Tigers.
Mathews, 6-foot-2/205 lbs from Ponchatoula, LA (Ponchatoula), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 safety in the country and the No. 30 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.
The Louisiana native is the third five-star recruit to commit to LSU during the current recruiting cycle (joining quarterback Walker Howard and offensive lineman Will Campbell).
Mathews recently told Rivals that his Louisiana roots and the addition of recruiting specialist Mason Smith (who was previously at Mississippi State) are two of the major reasons he committed to the Tigers.
LSU Football isn’t going to stop recruiting Jacoby Mathews
Just because Mathews is currently in the LSU commit column, doesn’t mean the Tigers are going to stop recruiting the talented safety.
After all, the other programs that were hoping to land Mathews aren’t going to stop recruiting him.
While I don’t expect Mathews to waver on his commitment, it’s worth noting that other programs are definitely still pursuing him.
“Mathews is remaining firm in his pledge,” wrote 247Sports’ Billy Embody on Friday. “LSU continues to recruit him as if he’s uncommitted, knowing he’s highly sought after and one of the top prospects in the country.”
This is definitely the right approach by Ed Orgeron and his staff. Mathews has the potential to be an All-SEC caliber player at LSU. His potential, combined with his Louisiana roots, makes him a must-sign player for the Tigers.
Mathews told Rivals earlier this month that he plans to help recruit more talent to LSU, so that’s a good sign that he’s not planning on entertaining any other offers.