LSU Football: Tigers could steal a 5-star recruit from Oklahoma

Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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LSU football could be on the verge of landing a five-star recruit out of the Oklahoma Sooners’ backyard.

The Tigers recently hosted five-star defensive lineman Omari Abor on a visit and it went very well.

Abor, 6-foot-4/240 lbs from Duncanville, TX (three hours south of Norman), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 5 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 6 player in Texas. He’s also rated as the No. 23 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

All four of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions that have been made for Abor have the Sooners landing the talented defensive lineman. But those predictions could be changing in the not-so-distant future.

LSU football made a great impression on Omari Abor and his family

LSU made a tremendous impression on Abor and his family during his recent visit.

“The coaches they were being real with me,” said Abor to 247Sports after his visit. “It wasn’t oh you’ll play right away, they kept it real.”

“All I can say is it’s fun down there. It’s lit,” added Abor.

“We like it,” said Abor’s father. “The SEC, the defensive, Coach Orgeron, Coach O he’s a defensive kind of guy. It was a nice trip to Baton Rouge.”

Abor’s mom also enjoyed the visit.

“They are Southern kind of people, the hospitality is really good,” noted Abor’s mother. “You can tell they did their research and they do stuff to make it fun.”

Abor recently visited Ohio State and Oklahoma. According to 247Sports, he’ll visit Alabama this weekend, before visiting Florida and USC this fall.

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There’s still a lot of time left in this recruiting battle, but it definitely sounds like the Tigers could steal a recruit that appeared to be destined to land at Oklahoma.

Landing Abor would be a huge get for the Tigers. And it would further prove that LSU is the premier destination in the country for defensive linemen.