One of LSU football‘s top-rated 2022 commits is in College Station this weekend for an official visit to Texas A&M.
Five-star defensive back Jacoby Mathews, a Ponchatoula, LA native, committed to the Tigers in late April.
Mathews, who arrived at Texas A&M on Friday, is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 safety in the country and the No. 3 player in Louisiana.
While it’s always unnerving to see a highly-rated commit take a visit to another program, there’s no reason for LSU fans to be concerned.
Mathews, who has family close to Texas A&M, informed LSU of the visit.
This is likely just a situation where a high school recruit is utilizing his official visits.
And he might be doing a little undercover work for the Tigers, too.
Jacoby Mathews could be recruiting for LSU football while in Texas A&M
Since committing to LSU in April, Mathews has been an aggressive recruiter for the Tigers.
“Mathews has spent multiple days in Baton Rouge recruiting for LSU since the dead period ended June 1,” wrote 247Sports’ Billy Embody this week.
Embody also noted that Mathews has actually spent time communicating with recruits in Baton Rouge this weekend while he’s been on his visit to Texas A&M.
“He’s even Facetimed a couple LSU official visitors to still recruit for the Tigers while in College Station, sources said,” reported Embody.
If Mathews is talking to players on visits to LSU while he’s at Texas A&M, it seems likely that he’s also recruiting players that are in College Station this weekend.
Louisiana native Le’Veon Moss, a four-star running back who committed to Alabama earlier this month, is also visiting Texas A&M this weekend. Moss was one of LSU’s top running back targets before he committed to the Crimson Tide. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mathews is in his ear about LSU.
Five-star offensive lineman Kam Dewberry, who recently released a top five that didn’t include the Tigers, is another key recruit visiting Texas A&M this weekend. Dewberry doesn’t appear to be currently considering the Tigers, but perhaps Mathews can work some magic and get LSU a visit from the dynamic offensive lineman.
Three-star defensive lineman Aaron Bryant, a Mississippi native who is being recruited to LSU by Andre Carter, is another Tigers recruiting target who is visiting Texas A&M this weekend.
It’s not often that a commit visiting another program is a good thing, but it’s certainly possible that Mathews’ visit to Texas A&M this weekend could pay dividends for LSU.