LSU Football wins a major battle against the Texas A&M Aggies

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National Signing Day in February doesn’t have quite the luster as it used to, but LSU football still managed to make some headlines on Wednesday.

The Tigers beat out the Texas A&M Aggies for one of the top recruits in the nation.

2022 five-star linebacker Harold Perkins announced that he’s signing with LSU over the Aggies and the Florida Gators.

Perkins, 6-foot-3/210 lbs from Cypress, TX (Cypress), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 linebacker in the country and the No. 8 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

LSU had the No. 18 recruiting class in the country before Perkins committed. Now the Tigers have the No. 12 recruiting class in the country.

It wasn’t all good news for LSU football on National Signing Day

Landing Perkins is absolutely huge for the Tigers. He’s a potentially game-changing linebacker who should eventually be a star in the SEC.

Unfortunately, the good news on Perkins came with some bad news about some of LSU’s other top recruiting targets.

The Tigers missed on four-star running back TreVonte’ Citizen, who surprisingly signed with the Miami Hurricanes (we thought if he didn’t choose LSU it would be Auburn).

They also missed on four-star defensive back Jacoby Mathews, a former LSU commit. Mathews signed with Texas A&M.

Three-star tight end Danny Lewis, a fast-rising recruit, also eschewed the Tigers. Lewis is signing with Alabama.

The bad thing with those three recruits is that they’re all in-state guys. That’s always a tough pill to swallow (though we are predicting that Citizen will eventually transfer to LSU).

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Despite a few misses, LSU fans should still be happy after Wendesday. Having the No. 12 ranked class in the country after a coaching change is a spot that most programs would love to be in.