LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron has a unique connection to one of the Tigers’ top 2023 in-state recruiting targets.
Four-star defensive back Jordan Matthews, 6-foot/165 lbs from Baton Rouge, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 24 cornerback in the country and the No. 8 player in Louisiana.
Matthews recently took an unofficial visit to LSU and earned an offer from the Tigers.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a young kid growing up in Baton Rouge,” said Matthews to 247Sports after receiving the offer.
The Louisiana native’s father played for LSU in the 1990s, which is a nice connection for the Tigers to have.
But that’s not the most interesting connection that Matthews has to LSU and Coach O.
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron’s unique connection to Jordan Matthews
Matthews’ older brother is also a football player.
Josh Matthews is a wide receiver who originally signed with Louisiana Tech. He transferred to McNeese State after the 2019 season.
McNeese State’s quarterback this past season was Cody Orgeron, Coach O’s son.
“My brother being coach Orgeron’s son’s wide receiver at McNeese, it’s just a blessing and I was very excited to get it (the offer from LSU),” said Matthews.
While it’s unclear how this connection will impact LSU’s pursuit of Matthews, it’s an interesting connection nonetheless.
LSU doesn’t like to lose elite in-state players. Matthews is a four-star cornerback, so he’s certainly a player the Tigers want to keep from leaving the state.
There’s still a long way to go in Matthews’ recruitment, but I’d be shocked if he didn’t end up signing with LSU.