LSU football received a big visit this weekend and it came just before the start of the recruiting dead period (which runs through July 24).
According to 247Sports, five-star wide receiver Evan Stewart was in Baton Rouge this weekend for an unofficial visit.
Stewart, 6-foot/175 lbs from Frisco, TX (Liberty), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 4 wide receiver in the country and the No. 10 player in Texas. He’s also ranked as the No. 35 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.
The stud wide receiver previously visited Texas and Florida earlier this month.
Why this is an important visit for LSU football
Landing the final visit before the dead period begins means that LSU will be at the front of Stewart’s mind for the next several weeks.
While there’s a long way to go in this recruiting battle (fall will be very important), it’s always ideal to get the last visit before a dead period starts.
Another reason it was important for Stewart to visit the Tigers this weekend is because 2022 five-star quarterback Walker Howard, an LSU commit, was also on campus.
If Stewart were to sign with LSU, he’d likely be catching passes from Howard.
And if Stewart and Howard can build a strong relationship, it would certainly increase the odds of the Tigers landing the talented wide receiver.
Stewart told 247Sports last week that he plans to commit after seeing his top programs play this fall.
That’s also good news for the Tigers because it will give Stewart a chance to see LSU’s offense with new offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and passing game coordinator DJ Mangas calling the shots.
LSU’s offense should be in a much better place this season, which will inevitably make the program — which is already known as “wide receiver U” — even more attractive to potential pass catchers.