LSU football is wasting their time with 2023 4-star wide receiver

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New LSU football head coach Brian Kelly and his staff are putting a lot of time into recruiting right now.

With spring football still a few weeks away, there isn’t much else that LSU’s staff should be focusing on.

After all, it’s all about recruiting in the SEC.

But that doesn’t mean the Tigers should waste time recruiting players who will never end up in Baton Rouge.

LSU football is wasting their time with 2023 4-star wide receiver

LSU is reportedly pursuing 2023 four-star wide receiver Johntay Cook.

Cook, 6-foot/170 lbs from DeSoto, TX, is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 7 wide receiver in the country and the No. 6 player in Texas. He’s also rated as the No. 41 overall player in the 2023 recruiting class.

The Texas native is set to visit LSU on March 5.

But I don’t really see the point. Sure, he’ll give the Tigers a shot. However, his recent comments to indicate that this is strictly a Texas/Texas A&M battle.

From Rivals:

"“That’s where I’m from. I don’t care what anybody says – the best football is played in Texas. Even being out here and just playing my Texas 7on7 and then right after coming to this, this is trash compared to what I was at last week. I won’t lie to you.”"

Cook was calling a 7on7 event in Las Vegas as trash.

More comments:

"“I love the culture at Texas A&M,” Cook said. “The Aggies are a very family-loving culture down there. It feels like a home away from home. It’s a lot of (coaches). I talk to them every day.”"

It’s just really hard to see this kid leaving Texas. And while it doesn’t hurt to take a swing at a kid, I think the Tigers should be focusing more on recruits that could actually end up at LSU.

The ONLY way that recruiting Cook pays off is he hits the NCAA transfer portal in a couple of years and then considers LSU because of a relationship that’s built during the recruiting process.

dark. Next. Where will LSU finish in the SEC West

Otherwise, this is nothing but wasted time.