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

There’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to recruiting, but LSU football should be a lock to land a 2023 in-state running back.

Kaleb Jackson, 5-foot-10/201 lbs from Baton Rouge, LA (Liberty Magnet), hasn’t been rated yet by the major recruiting services.

But the Louisiana native is already garnering attention from some noteworthy programs.

Houston, Florida State, and LSU have recently offered Jackson. Ole Miss and TCU are also showing interest in the young running back.

LSU football should be a lock to land Kaleb Jackson

LSU doesn’t often miss on in-state recruits. And it’s hard to imagine them missing on Jackson.

The talented running back recently discussed his recruitment with Rivals and he made it clear that the Tigers are at the front of his mind.

“I grew up watching LSU, so that’s pretty much my team right there,” said Jackson to Rivals.

“LSU, knowing they had that terrific season and trying to get another one, I just want to be a piece of that puzzle and be a champion,” added Jackson.

The Tigers love the speed that Jackson brings to the table (he runs a 10.7 in the 100-meter dash).

Jackson obviously has SEC caliber speed. And he has a frame that can handle the physicality of the SEC. That’s a rare combination.

With programs like LSU and Florida State showing interest, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jackson ends up being rated as a four-star running back in the not-so-distant future.

Other programs will inevitably join the battle for the speedy running back.

But I can’t see Jackson landing anywhere but LSU. This is the Tigers’ battle to lose.