LSU Football: Ed Orgeron is sticking to promise he made to recruit

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LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron is one of the best recruiters in college football.

At this point in Orgeron’s career, he could put it on cruise control and still out recruit most of the other coaches in the SEC.

Of course, that’s not how Orgeron operates. He attacks every day with a high level of intensity.

And he’s always locked in when it comes to recruiting — he’s not one of those coaches who just spout off nonsense to recruits to get them to sign.

If Coach O says it during the recruiting process, he means it. If he makes a promise, he keeps it.

Ed Orgeron is keeping promise he made to recruit

Orgeron was asked this week about the possibility of true freshman Landon Jackson playing on the offensive side of the ball this season.

Jackson, a former four-star recruit from Texas, has the size (6-foot-6/240 lbs) and athleticism to play tight end. And the Tigers could certainly use some tight end depth at the moment.

Orgeron admitted that the offensive coaching staff would love to have Jackson. But then Orgeron acknowledged that he promised Jackson and his parents during the recruiting process that the talented recruit would play on the defensive line (via Rivals).

Now, if Orgeron asked Jackson to play tight end, I’m sure he would. And Orgeron likely knows that. But Coach O also understands that keeping promises made during the recruiting process is more important. The quickest way to fail in recruiting is to lose trust with players.

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If Orgeron started breaking recruiting promises, word would get around quick. Fortunately, the Tigers don’t have to worry about that scenario. It’s clear that Orgeron is sticking to his promises.