Miles and Orgeron on the prowl to keep preexisting commitments
In the wild and woolly world of recruiting, anything can happen.
— 8️⃣4️⃣™ (@C_roddy35) January 20, 2016
A program hates nothing more than a last-minute flip — leaving them little time to pivot elsewhere as signing day approaches. As a means to combat this potential headache, the LSU staff is pulling out all the stops.
On Tuesday, Les Miles and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron traversed throughout the state — visiting two in-state prospects in Donavaughn Campbell and Caleb Roddy.
What a time to be a LSU Tiger 🐯😎 https://t.co/S5WZGnH6Ab
— underrated (@_donavaughn91) January 20, 2016
Roddy is a 6’5", 255-pound 3-star prospect (per 247sports) out of nearby Denham Springs, La. A local prospect with a high upside, Roddy has been rock-solid in his pledge to LSU. He could use a redshirt year to work on technique refinement, but Roddy truly does have a bright future.
Campbell’s recruitment has been one to watch. At 6’4", 347 pounds, the offensive guard/defensive tackle is still being pursued by a number of schools — including Georgia Tech and Alabama.
A 247sports 4-star prospect out of Ponchatoula, La., he’s slated to visit both Tuscaloosa (Jan. 22) and Atlanta (Jan. 29) officially.
Without question, Campbell is a priority for LSU. He still appears strong in his commitment to the Tigers. However, the fact he’s still taking official visits could be a signal he’s not completely sold on coming to Baton Rouge.