New LSU football assistant has Tigers in the mix for 4-star DE

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LSU football is in the mix for a 2023 four-star defensive end from Missouri thanks to one of Brian Kelly’s new assistants.

Chandavian Bradley, 6-foot-5/210 lbs from Platte City, MO (Platte County), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 edge rusher in the nation and the No. 1 player in Missouri. He’s also rated as the No. 56 overall player in the 2023 recruiting class.

Oklahoma and Iowa State appear to be at the top of the list for Bradley.

LSU, however, has worked its way into the mix after recently offering the talented pass rusher.

The reason LSU has been able to get in the mix for a kid from Missouri?

That’s because new assistnat Jamar Cain, who was hired recently by Kelly to serve as the Tigers’ defensive line coach in 2022, already had a solid relationship with Bradley.

Cain was previously the outside linebackers/defensive ends coach at Oklahoma.

According to Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney, Cain could be visiting LSU soon.

Miami and USC are also in the mix here.

What would LSU football get in Chandavian Bradley?

247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu compares Bradley to Carolina Panthers pass rusher Brian Burns, a former Florida State defenisve lineman who was a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Trieu says Bradley is a “long, athletic defender that has high upside but is still early in his development”. He also notes that Bradley “has twitch, gets off the ball quickly and closes to his target in a hurry”.

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The Tigers currently have only one player committed to their 2023 recruiting class, four-star wide receiver Omarion Miller, a Louisiana native who committed last August.