Former LSU football assistant poised to steal recruit from Tigers

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Former LSU football wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph is poised to steal a recruit from the Tigers.

On Tuesday, three-star wide receiver Decoldest Crawford decommitted from LSU.

Crawford, 6-foot-1/178 lbs, had been committed to the Tigers since October 28, 2019.

The Shreveport, LA native is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 60 wide receiver in the country and the No. 17 player in Louisiana.

Decoldest Crawford decommitted from LSU Football after getting a Nebraska offer

Crawford’s decision to decommit from LSU coincided with the three-star wide receiver receiving an offer from Nebraska.

Joseph left LSU recently to join the Cornhusker’s staff (Joseph, a Louisiana native, played college football at Nebraska). So this offer makes a lot of sense.

Ultimately, this isn’t a huge loss for the Tigers. Crawford was one of the lower-rated players in LSU’s 2022 recruiting class.

It feels like this is a situation where LSU wasn’t really fighting hard to try to keep Crawford from leaving the state.

Of course, anytime LSU lets an in-state player go, they run the risk of seeing a player from Louisiana thrive at another program. That always stings when that happens (Travis Etienne at Clemson for example).

The Tigers can’t take them all, though. They’re going to have to pass on a few really good in-state players. That’s just part of it when it comes to recruiting.

Hopefully, LSU’s new coaching staff nails their evaluations and keeps the future studs.

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The Tigers currently have 11 players committed to their 2022 recruiting class, including five-star offensive lineman Will Campbell and five-star quarterback Walker Howard. LSU’s 2022 recruiting class is ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 5 in the SEC.