LSU Football: ESPN sees plenty of talent in Louisiana in 2023 class

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LSU football shouldn’t have any issues landing another top recruiting class in 2023.

ESPN recently revealed their top 300 rankings for the 2023 class and they see plenty of talent in Louisiana.

According to ESPN, there are three players from Louisiana in the top 50.

Here are those players and their overall ranking in ESPN’s top 300

2. Arch Manning — QB — New Orleans, LA (Isidore Newman) — 5-star

33. Shelton Sampson Jr — WR — Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic High School) — 4-star

35. Jaiden Ausberry — OLB — Baton Rouge, LA (University Laboratory School) — 4-star

There are two players from Louisiana listed in the top 50 of ESPN’s 2022 recruiting rankings. Four-star offensive lineman Will Campbell is at No. 16, while four-star quarterback Walker Howard is at No. 26. Both players are already committed to the Tigers.

LSU football should land at least two players from Louisiana from ESPN’s top 50

While nothing is certain in recruiting, it seems likely that LSU will receive commitments from Sampson and Ausberry.

Both players are from Baton Rouge, which makes it almost automatic that Ed Orgeron and company will be able to secure commitments.

Arch Manning, however, is a different story.

I am among those who believe that LSU has a really, really good shot at landing Manning.

LSU is close to home, is a national championship contender on a nearly yearly basis, and the program is bringing back the Joe Brady-style offense that broke records in 2019 (led by new offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and new passing game coordinator DJ Mangas, two coaches with strong Brady connections).

In other words, there’s plenty in Baton Rouge for Arch to like.

But Alabama, Clemson, Texas, and Ole Miss are going to be major factors here, too. Manning is undoubtedly going to do his due diligence before committing.

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Either way, it’s clear there’s plenty of talent in Louisiana, which means the Tigers should have no problems locking down another top-five recruiting class in 2023.