LSU Football hoping to take advantage of South Carolina’s loss

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LSU football is hoping to take advantage of South Carolina’s loss of a 2022 commit.

Three-star defensive back Anthony Rose was the first commit to the Gamecocks under new head coach Shane Beamer back in February.

Earlier this week, Rose decommitted from South Carolina.

“I need to be clear with myself on where I will be attending college as a student-athlete,” tweeted Rose.

“I would like to take more time to explore all my options,” added Rose.

Could LSU football make a run at Anthony Rose?

Rose, 6-foot-4/180 lbs from Hallandale, FL, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 27 safety in the country and the No. 53 player in Florida.

Those rankings don’t scream “future star”, but recruiting rankings don’t always tell the whole story.

Several major programs are showing interest in Rose, including Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

LSU has also reportedly shown interest in the days since Rose announced his decommitment from South Carolina.

Rose told Rivals reporters Adam Gorney and Chris Clark this week that LSU has been reaching out after he reopened his recruitment.

I imagine this is a situation where the Tigers are simply doing their due diligence. Nothing in recruiting is ever certain. Programs always need plenty of options and it’s clear LSU views Rose as a solid option.

Arizona State, however, is likely the favorite in this battle. Two of Rose’s teammates are already committed to the Sun Devils, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the talented defensive back head west to play college football.

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LSU, however, is going to keep tabs on the Florida native, just in case they need to fill a spot in their 2022 recruiting class.