LSU Football: Why the Tigers are now a legit threat to land 5-star OL

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LSU football is one of the teams strongly in the mix to land 2022 five-star offensive tackle Kam Dewberry.

Dewberry, 6-foot-3/324 lbs from Humble, TX, is ranked by Rivals as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 4 player in Texas.

Back in April, Dewberry released a top five that didn’t include the Tigers. The Texas native had Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Texas in his “final five”.

Fast forward to June and suddenly LSU is in the thick of this recruiting battle.

So what changed?

LSU football’s new offensive line coach puts the Tigers in the race for Kam Dewberry

We’ve talked several times lately about why Ed Orgeron’s hire of Brad Davis as the Tigers’ new offensive line coach (replacing James Cregg) was such a brilliant move.

A report from Rivals recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman this week further confirms that hiring Davis was a great decision by Coach O.

Spiegelman reported that Dewberry took an official visit to LSU this past weekend. According to Spiegelman, Davis made a big impression on Dewberry. The two already had a relationship dating back to Davis’ time at Arkansas.

Dewberry is planning to return to LSU after his other visits according to Spiegelman’s report.

Prior to the Davis hire, the Tigers weren’t really a threat to land Dewberry.

Now LSU could end up adding one of the nation’s top recruits to an already strong 2022 recruiting class.

Orgeron is a national championship-caliber coach for a reason. He’s always thinking a couple of moves ahead when making decisions.

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That’s one of the big reasons why I think LSU is going to return to the top of the SEC West in 2021.