LSU Football still has a shot to land key in-state recruit

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Last week, it appeared that LSU football had faded in their pursuit of 2022 four-star running back TreVonte’ Citizen.

The talented running back told 247Sports that Auburn, Miami, and Michigan State were the schools in the best position to land his commitment.

A week later, however, and it looks like the Tigers may not necessarily be out of this battle.

In fact, it seems that LSU is one of Citizen’s finalists.

Citizen touched on a couple of the schools he’s talking to this week in an interview with

And it sounds like he’s still high on the Tigers.


"I had a good relationship with Coach (Kevin) Faulk, but LSU is now starting 0ver. I’m getting used to a new head coach and running backs coach; it’s like they’re re-recruiting you, but it helps that it’s Frank (Wilson). Coach (Brian) Kelly is a cool dude. We casually spoke, no pressure, and he was telling me about LSU and what he’ll do for LSU."

According to Rivals, Citizen is going to take another visit to LSU before signing to connect with the new coaching staff.

TreVonte Citizen is a player LSU football needs to land

Citizen, 6-foot/217 lbs from Lake Charles, LA, is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 9 running back in the country and the No. 10 player in Louisiana. He’s also ranked as the No. 113 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

LSU doesn’t currently have a running back committed to its 2022 recruiting class, which is why landing Citizen is so important.

Four-star running back Le’Veon Moss, a Baton Rouge native who is ranked as the No. 6 player in Lousiana, signed with the Texas A&M Aggies during the early signing period.

And four-star running back Trevor Etienne, a Jennings, LA native, committed to the Florida Gators on Saturday.

LSU needs to secure a commitment from Citizen. It’s going to be hard enough watching Moss and Etienne play for other programs. Missing on all three would be majorly disappointing (though to be fair, the Tigers never heavily recruited Etienne).

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The battle for Citizen is undoubtedly going to go down to the wire. But at least LSU is still in the mix.