LSU Football: Did we jump the gun saying Tigers won’t land key in-state recruit?

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On Wednesday, I suggested that 2022 four-star running back TreVonte’ Citizen is trending away from LSU Football.

The latest rumblings seemed to suggest that Auburn or Miami would land the talented running back from Louisiana.

Auburn has made a lot of progress in his recruitment, while Miami is getting Citizen’s final visit before National Signing Day.

A recent report from 247Sports, however, is making me reconsider LSU’s chances in this battle.

Could LSU Football still land TreVonte’ Citizen?

247Sports’ Shea Dixon reported this week that Tigers offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock and wide receivers coach Frank Wilson went to Lake Charles on Wednesday to visit with Citizen.

It certainly appears that LSU is putting the full-court press on Citizen. That doesn’t come as a surprise — Citizen is one of the best running backs in the country (No. 8 in the country in 247Sports’ composite rankings). Plus, the Tigers do not currently have a running back committed to their 2022 recruiting class.

And if they don’t sign Citizen, they likely won’t sign a running back this cycle (no one else is high enough on their recruiting board — though they could land a running back via the transfer portal).

With LSU making Citizen such a major priority, it’s definitely possible that he stays home and decides to play for the Tigers. The fact that Wilson is leading the charge should absolutely give LSU fans some hope.

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This recruiting battle isn’t going to be over until Citizen signs on National Signing Day. Anything can happen over the next couple of weeks, though I’m feeling better about LSU’s chances here.