Recruiting: LSU has four 2019 targets including pair of Alabama commits lined up for visits
The first weekend in February could be bountiful for the LSU Tigers as a few key targets for the ’19 recruiting class will be on campus. Two of the four scheduled are Alabama commitments at this time.
Tight end Garmon Randolph, a 6-foot-6, 220 pounder from Jefferson, Ga. arrives Feb. 3. Besides the interest from LSU, he has Baylor, Ole Miss and UCLA as his top considerations. He is being courted by Steve Ensminger.
Randolph had 29 grabs for 442 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He displays good release off of the line but can also split out wide. Randolph is a long strider and more of a receiver than a blocker right now. He must gain strength and bulk to play the position in SEC. The impressive athlete has also run track in high school (200 meters, long jump at 20′, triple jump at 42’5″ plus the 4 x 100 and 4 X 400 relay teams).
On Feb. 1, LSU welcomes cornerbacl Christian Williams and defensive end Byron Young, both Alabama pledges at this time, along woth defensive end Charles Moore, a one-time commitment to Mississippi State.
Williams (6-1, 182) is being recruited by Corey Raymond and Tommie Robinson for LSU. He is termed a “soft” pledge to the Crimson Tide but the Daphne, Alabama product also is considering Miami and Texas A&M. He is the seventh ranked overall player in Alabama and recorded 52 tackles with eight interceptions while returning four kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior.
Young (6-3, 290) is someone who has maintained a relationship with LSU throughout. The 4 star out of Laurel, Miss. has LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss one notch behind Alabama, to whom he is committed back on July 4. He had 125 tackles with 17.5 sacks. Dennis Johnson and Dave Aranda are trying to flip Young, who has visited Alabama and Florida. Oregon could also get a late look from Young, who could help any defense with his lightning-quick first step.
Moore (6-4, 268), a 4 star out of Louisville, Mississippi who has Auburn and Florida as his top two also is highly sought by LSU and Florida State. Dennis Johnson is handling recruiting duties for the Tigers. Moore backed out of pledge to Mississippi State on Jan. 8. Rated the sixth best player in Mississippi and the ninth ranked strongside end, Moore collapses the pocket and wreaks havoc on the edge. He seals off the outside and plays hard snap-to-whistle.
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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…