LSU Football: It’s starting to feel like Tigers won’t land 4-star in-state RB

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It’s starting to feel like LSU football is going to miss on one of their top 2022 in-state recruiting targets.

Four-star running TreVonte’ Citizen, 6-foot/217 lbs from Lake Charles, LA (Lake Charles College Prep), is one of the top running backs in the country. He’s rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 9 running back in the country and the No. 10 player in Louisiana.

The Tigers don’t currently have a running back committed to their 2022 recruiting class. So it stands to reason that Citizen is a priority.

But unfortunately for LSU, it appears that Citizen playing college football for the Tigers isn’t going to happen.

Why LSU football probably isn’t landing TreVonte’ Citizen

For a little while, it felt like LSU was one of the top threats to land Citizen.

But over the last couple of days, the feeling is that Citizen will likely end up at an SEC rival or in the ACC.

Citizen took a visit to Auburn once the recruiting dead period was over. And it feels like they’re the favorites in this battle.

Miami, however, is still in the mix, too. Citizen is actually scheduled to visit the Hurricanes the final weekend before National Signing Day. Whoever gets the last visit for a recruit can often be hard to beat.

Citizen is supposed to get back to LSU this weekend. And he’s also going to check out Florida before the end of the month.

Now, maybe it’s possible that new LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson makes a major impact and lands Citizen. We can’t rule that out. But I’d be surprised at this point if that happens.

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You can’t land them all. Fortunately the Tigers, they have some nice running back depth right now. Citizen isn’t a “must-land” player, though it would still be awfully nice to have him on the roster.