Recruiting: 2023 cornerback Daylen Austin commits to LSU

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Another day means another high-profile 2023 commitment for LSU football.

Four-star defensive back Daylen Austin committed to the Tigers on Monday, one day after four-star running back Trey Holly out of Union Parish pledged to LSU.

Austin visited LSU the week leading up to the Tigers spring game April 23. Upon his arrival in Baton Rouge, he was won over by the program. Austin did not want to attend the spring game due to the distractions of all the other recruits on campus at that time. He instead opted to watch spring weekday practices.

LSU assistant Robert Steeples was the primary recruiter along with defensive coordinator Matt House. Allen was impressed with Steeples’ experience as player in the NFL for three seasons and as a secondary assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings. It helped that Allen also had a relationship with Brian Kelly since his days at Notre Dame.

The 6-foot, 180 pounder has explosive speed exhibited by his sprint times: 4.45 40-yard dash, 10.82 100-meters and 22.73 200-meters.

Despite the commitment, two other official visits scheduled are scheduled for Austin: Michigan State (June 24) and Penn State (Oct. 29). He plans on taking all 5 official visits, including one for an LSU home game in the fall. Austin has spoken with LSU concerning his future trips but there is confidence Baton Rouge is where his heart is.

Austin is LSU’s sixth commitment for next year’s signing class. The product of Long Beach Poly (Calif.) is also the third defensive back in the group, joined by previous pledges from safeties Ryan Yaites (Denton, Tex.) and Michael Daugherty (Loganville, Ga.).

A heavy hitter on defense and a dangerous return specialist, Allen has lockdown cover corner talent. He drives to throws with terrific ball skills.

The 15th rated cornerback in the 2023 class, Austin is the No. 143 overall player in the country.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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