LSU Football: Tigers should have inside track to land 2023 LB from Georgia

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LSU football should have the inside track to landing a 2023 three-star linebacker from Georgia.

Whit Weeks, 6-foot-2/190 lbs from Watkinsville, GA (Oconee County), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 36 linebacker in the country and the No. 40 player in Georgia.

Weeks is an athletic player who has played on defense and offense in high school. He also competes in track and field in the high jump.

In addition to his offer from LSU, the Georgia native has offers from Boston College, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Miami, among others.

Why LSU football should have the inside track to landing Whit Weeks

Weeks comes from an athletic family — his father was an offensive lineman at Georgia in the 1990s.

And his brother, West Weeks, just recently transferred to LSU from Virginia.

That’s why the Tigers should have the inside track here.

West Weeks is a former three-star linebacker who also had offers from South Carolina and USC. He committed to LSU after a recent visit to Baton Rouge. West played in 11 games for Virginia as a true freshman in 2021, totaling 31 tackles and a sack. He will fill an immediate need at linebacker for the Tigers.

Even though Whit Weeks has an offer from Georgia, it still seems like he will end up at LSU. What brothers don’t want to play with each other?

LSU will still obviously need to win Whit Weeks over — he’s not going to sign with the Tigers just because that’s where his brother landed.

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But this is certainly a recruiting battle that Brian Kelly and LSU should win.