LSU Football: Tigers can get a commitment from 4-star LB if they want it

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LSU football can likely get a commitment from a four-star linebacker from Florida if that’s the path the Tigers want to take.

Travious Lathan, 6-foot-2/202 lbs from Miami, FL (Gulliver Prep), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 22 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 35 player in Florida.

247Sports’ Andrew Ivins updated Lathan’s recruitment this week and it seems clear that LSU is the team to beat.

Ivins says that LSU “could be hard to beat” if they give Lathan the “green light” to commit.

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The Tigers’ addition of linebacker coach Blake Baker is obviously already paying dividends.

Baker, a Houston native, joined LSU’s staff during the offseason after serving as the Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Bake was already familiar with Lathan from his time at Miami.

If the Tigers decide to take a commitment from Lathan (and if he does decide to commit to LSU), then Ed Orgeron’s squad will be getting a linebacker with a lot of big-game experience.

Lathan has played in the Florida state 4A playoffs twice during his time at Gulliver Prep.

The talented linebacker, who was named the national linebacker MVP of the Under Armour Mini Camp this year, is also extremely versatile. Lathan plays on both sides of the ball in high school (he caught 14 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns as a junior).

LSU has a couple of players higher on their linebacker recruiting board, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Lathan’s recruitment in the coming months.

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The Tigers currently have 13 players committed to their 2022 recruiting class.