LSU Football: Tigers in the mix for 4-star 2023 defensive back

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LSU football is one of several elite programs in the mix for a 2023 four-star defensive back from Georgia.

Ethan Nation, 6-foot/170 lbs from Roswell, GA (Roswell), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 10 cornerback in the country and the No. 12 player in Georgia.

He’s also rated as the No. 110 overall player in the 2023 recruiting class.

Nation is currently scheduling his summer visits (the NCAA is allowing visits to resume on June 1) and he’s planning on checking out Baton Rouge on June 25.

The dynamic defensive back also has visits planned this summer to Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.

LSU football’s pursuit of Ethan Nation is just getting started

Nation is a 2023 recruit, so this battle is really just getting started.

For now, it appears that Alabama and Georgia are the programs to beat. But LSU still has plenty of time to become a major factor in this recruiting battle.

Nation is open to pretty much every major program on the table. He recently spoke to Rivals about his recruitment, and he seemed open to the possibility of playing at Michigan or USC.

If those two programs have a chance to land Nation, then LSU absolutely has a shot to land the talented cornerback.

We’ll know more after visits this summer. I wouldn’t look for Nation to start narrowing his choices down until this fall at the earliest.

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One thing that could grab Nation’s eye is the fact that current Tigers cornerback Derek Stingley will almost certainly be the first defensive back selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

LSU is called “DBU” for a reason. And that reputation could be the difference in this battle.