This weekend's recruiting visits will be massive for LSU Football

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As the LSU Football team returns to campus for Summer Workouts, so will 2025 and 2026 recruits on official visits. This weekend, the LSU Tigers will host a hoard of talent with 13 2025 recruits with six of the thirteen ranking as top-100 players in the recruiting class. This weekend will be one of the most important recruiting weekends of the year for LSU given the talent coming to town along with the positions they play.

The storyline of the weekend will be the visits of wide receivers Jaime Ffrench and Kaliq Lockett. The pair are both 5 Star Prospects with Lockett ranking as the second-best receiver and the 11th-ranked player overall while Ffrench is the fourth-ranked receiver and the 25th-best player overall. For LSU, they'll need to make a strong impression on both as they're seemingly both leaning towards Texas while they've talked with Dakorien Moore about the trio teaming up together. The sell for LSU should be easy as they have the Nation's top quarterback recruit Bryce Underwood and just sent two wide receivers to the NFL in the first round. The impression LSU makes on Ffrench and Lockett will be important as Moore will return for a visit the following weekend.

Just as important for the LSU Football team if not more important is landing defensive back DJ Pickett. The Florida Native is one of the Nation's most sought-after recruits as the nation's ninth-ranked recruit overall and the class's third-ranked cornerback and top-ranked safety. The Tigers were initially outside of Pickett's final schools however, after bringing in Corey Raymond they've skyrocketed into one of the teams in contention for Pickett. Landing a player like Pickett would make for a great young secondary alongside DaShawn McBryde, Joel Rogers, Bernard Causey, Wallace Foster, and fellow 2025 recruit Jaboree Antoine.

The offensive line never gets the love it deserves but, with LSU likely losing Will Campbell and Emery Jones to the NFL Draft it's becoming a greater point of emphasis. The LSU Football team will be hosting an offensive tackle with the talent to step in from year one in Micah DeBose. DeBose is the nation's 21st-ranked offensive tackle while he can also play guard. The Tigers will also play host to the Nation's top interior offensive lineman and Florida State commit Solomon Thomas. LSU should have a strong pitch to both as they'll have two potential first-round picks on the offensive line in the next draft.

The Tigers will have a few other top defensive players in on this visit that they'll need to sway away from other schools. One of the best cornerbacks in the country, Dorian Brew will be in for a visit this weekend. The Tigers will need to sway Brew away from the Ohio State Buckeyes as it seems that Brew may team up with fellow top cornerbacks Devin Sanchez and Na'eem Offord.

The Tigers will also host four-star edge rusher Damien Shanklin as they'll have to try and sway him away from in-state Notre Dame. They'll also host Florida Safety Bryce Fitzgerald hoping to vault both in-state schools. Four-Star Safety Omarion Robinson will visit and if the staff makes a good impression, they'll feel good before his June 29th commitment date.

Texas commit Brandon Brown is a player to watch as a potential flip candidate as he committed to Bo Davis at Texas and will visit LSU this weekend. Texas Native defensive tackle Zion Williams is in a similar spot as Bo Davis was one of the first coaches to start recruiting Williams.

LSU already has a commitment from in-state tight-end John David LaFleur but, the Tigers are pushing for a second tight end. Fifth-ranked Tight End Da'Saahn Brame will return to Baton Rouge for his second trip to LSU before he commits on June 29th. The Kansas Native didn't include LSU in his final four schools but, LSU is making a push late. Landing Brame would give the LSU Football team another talented pass catcher for Bryce Underwood.

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