LSU Football: True freshmen enrollees will get a rude awakening on Sunday

LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

LSU football will welcome 14 true freshmen to campus this weekend.

The Tigers signed 23 players during the 2021 recruiting cycle. Nine of those players enrolled at LSU in January. The other 14 will arrive this weekend.

And they’re in for a rude awakening.

Up until this weekend, those 14 players have been recruits.

But on Saturday, when they arrive on campus, they become LSU players, which means the expectations will change.

LSU Football’s true freshmen will meet with Ed Orgeron on Sunday

On Tuesday, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron detailed what will happen this weekend when LSU’s 14 remaining signees arrive on campus.

“They’re coming in Saturday. Their parents are bringing them to the door, moving into the dorm room first time,” said Orgeron on Tuesday during an interview on 104.5 in Baton Rouge. “You remember that day, it’s a big day. Our coaches are going to be there to welcome them there.”

Saturday will undoubtedly be a fun and special day for the 14 true freshmen that are moving in.

But after Saturday, it’s time to get to work.

And Orgeron is going to quickly lay out LSU’s expectations.

“Sunday night, I’m going to have a meeting with the freshmen, set the expectations,” said Orgeron. “That’s usually when we talk about recruiting’s over. Now it’s time to get going. One of those things. About the expectations of how we do things here.”

The recruiting process puts players on a bit of a pedestal. But that’s not how it is once those recruits are enrolled. As Orgeron said, the recruiting is over. It’s time to get to work.

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A lot of high school kids want to play college football. But not everyone is willing to put in the work.

Starting on Sunday, we’ll find out if LSU’s latest additions are ready to put in the work.