LSU Football: Middle school recruit is going to be a must-get player for Tigers

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There’s a 14-year-old in Louisiana that hasn’t even played a high school game yet that’s already a must-get player for LSU football.

Jahkeem Stewart is a 6-foot-5/290 lb defensive lineman who currently attends middle school at St. John Prep in Reserve, La.

The Louisiana native is already garnering plenty of attention, despite the fact that he won’t be playing college football for another five years.

Stewart has recently earned offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, and Ole Miss.

David Johnson, who covers Ole Miss athletics for 247Sports, reported this week that Stewart “turned heads” recently at the Rebels’ first prospect camp of the year.

“Stewart won all nine of his reps against much older and accomplished competition. he was equally impressive when he turned around and lined up as an offensive tackle,” wrote Johnson.

LSU Football is showing early interest in Jaheem Stewart

LSU is going to have Stewart on campus this weekend for a “private workout” prior to the Tigers’ second OL/DL camp of the spring, according to 247Sports’ Sonny Shipp.

Shipp reported that LSU is quite high on Stewart, noting that his source “raved” about the talented 2026 recruit.

This is a player that LSU absolutely has to land. There’s no way they can let a recruit this talented leave the state.

That’s why I’m a bit surprised that Ed Orgeron and the Tigers haven’t officially offered Stewart yet.

Sure, it’s still extremely early in this recruiting battle. But that’s how recruiting goes these days. Top players are identified way earlier than they were 20 years ago.

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However, I’m sure LSU will be a major factor for Stewart regardless of when they extend an offer (and there’s no doubt an offer will come….maybe this weekend).