What LSU football gained from the Bayou Splash recruiting event

LSU football hosted its second annual Bayou Splash recruiting event on Friday. According to industry insiders, the Tigers knocked it out of the park.

The Bayou Splash reviews are in, and by all accounts, LSU football put on an outstanding event. Roughly 50 high school recruits attended, including players already committed to the Tigers.

Several players commented that the event enabled bonding among recruits. Defensive back Jaylen Bell provided an endorsement that will make any LSU football fan smile.

“The Bayou Splash was amazing! It was another great DBU experience! The coaches always show love, food was delicious and the talent that showed up were the best in the country. I love that Coach Kelly is confident and has a plan for every committed player. I am glad to be a part of the Tiger Family.“

Bell is a 3-star recruit from Loganville (Ga.) who committed to LSU’s 2025 class in late November.

Bonding among committed players is vast for LSU football. However, the Bayou Splash’s bigger target was the non-committed players in attendance. Suffice it to say; the Tigers made quite an impact on several prospects.

On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM) now calls for offensive lineman Joseph Cryer to flip his commitment from Ole Miss to LSU football. The 3-star recruit from Many (La.) pledged to the Rebels in June.

The RPM also favors (99.8%) LSU football to land the JD LaFleur’s commitment for 2025. LaFleuer is a 6-6’ tight end from Sulphur (La.) that was on site for the Bayou Splash.

Unlike last year, the weather cooperated to enable the 2023 Bayou Splash’s success. The event started quickly after the top 2025 target, Bryce Underwood, made a surprise visit. 2024’s top EDGE recruit, Colin Simmons, was also in attendance.

The Bayou Splash is a giant pool party hosted by LSU football operations to attract recruits for 2024-26 classes. The event includes a lot of food, competitive games, and fellowship.

Considering the current heatwave, a party at LSU’s on-campus pool and lazy river is an excellent initiative.