Four-star running back Le’Veon Moss is one of LSU football‘s top 2022 recruiting targets.
Moss, a Baton Rouge native, is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 running back in the country and the No. 5 player in Louisiana.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, Moss committed to Alabama on Sunday evening.
Moss tweeted a graphic of himself in an Alabama uniform with the word “committed” in the background.
How big of a loss is Le’Veon Moss for LSU football?
Losing a top in-state player is never ideal.
It’s especially tough when the player lands at Alabama.
LSU will have to go up against Moss every season if he follows through on his commitment and signs with the Tide.
And if he has a successful college career, there will be plenty of references to Moss being from Baton Rouge.
However, while it’s tough to see Moss leave the state, it’s not like he’s the only 2022 in-state running back that LSU is pursuing.
The Tigers are “super-high” on four-star running back TreVonte’ Citizen according to Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney.
Citizen, 6-foot/217 lbs from Lake Charles, LA, is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 13 running back in the country and the No. 10 player in Louisiana.
Another in-state running back that LSU is pursuing is four-star running back Trevor Etienne, a Jennings, LA native who is the brother of former Clemson running back Travis Etienne.
LSU obviously doesn’t want to see Etienne leave the state after missing on his older brother a few years ago.
The only problem here is that Etienne isn’t at the top of the Tigers’ recruiting board (though he moved up a spot after Alabama landed Moss).
Three-star running back Marlon Gunn Jr, a Baton Rouge native, is another 2022 running back that’s on LSU’s radar.
However this plays out, it’s clear that LSU has plenty of quality in-state options.
Losing Moss to Bama is tough, but the Tigers should still be just fine at the running back position.