In-State Recruits Give LSU a Chance to Land Top 2026 Recruiting Class

Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly waves to fans during
Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly waves to fans during / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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Richard Anderson - Defensive Line

Edna Carr has another top prospect alongside Aiden Hall in defensive lineman Richard Anderson. Anderson is the Nation's 118th-ranked player and the 12th-ranked defensive lineman in the class. When asked about what chance Florida has in his recruitment, Richard Anderson made it clear that LSU is his top school while Florida is somewhere in the mix.

Dylan Berymon - Defensive Line

While it's early in the 2026 recruiting cycle, the LSU Staff and Bo Davis likely feel great about landing Dylan Berymon. The in-state four-star defensive lineman has openly declared LSU number one in his recruitment and closing Berymon should be easy.

For a player of Berymon's age, the power is off the charts, and he has the talent to be a true difference-maker early on for LSU. Most recruiting rankings have Berymon outside the top-ten for defensive linemen but, by the time the final rankings are revealed Berymon will certainly be a top defensive linemen and a target for teams around the country.

Darryus McKinley - Defensive Line

After landing Five-Star Defensive Lineman Dominick McKinley in the 2024 recruiting class the LSU Tigers will be in a good place for his younger brother Darryus. The younger McKinley is ranked as the 24th-ranked defensive lineman in the class and the ninth-ranked player in the state. If LSU is going to land McKinley they'll likely have to hold off Texas A&M as they've built a strong relationship with both brothers. Bo Davis and the defensive staff have a massive advantage with having Dominick on campus and they'll need to land Darryus in this class.

Jalan Chapman - Interior Offensive Line

While Jalan Chapman is the lowest ranked recruit of these ten players, he could be a vital piece as LSU will undergo offensive line turnover. Chapman ranks as the 37th ranked interior lineman in the class and 435th ranked player in the class. The Tigers have shown their interest in Chapman, hosting him on a visit in September and you can only expect that interest will continue to ramp up.

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