Recruiting: LSU makes top five for nation’s top 2020 recruit Zachary Evans
LSU’s football recruiting success hasn’t gone unnoticed by the prospects themselves. Going from coast to coast to bring in the very best football players in the country, Ed Orgeron and staff have 15 commitments and the third ranked 2020 class right now.
That ranking could jump is the nation’s top overall prospect, Houston prep running back Zachary Evans picks the Tigers. The 5-foot-11, 200 pounder cut his final list to five – LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
There’s no word yet about when Evans may head to Baton Rouge for a visit but his decision on favorites made waves in the Longhorn state since no Texas school was included in his current favorites.
It seems that the criteria he considered in making the cut included considering programs he feels have a legitimate shot at winning a national title. That speaks volumes of the job the LSU coaches have done and the perception of the program around the country.
Evans runs a 4.51 forty and boasts a 37″ vertical. He rushed for 1,785 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior last season and 1,483 yards with 27 scores as a sophomore.
His high school teammate, huge offensive tackle Damieon George (6-7, 348), is originally from the west bank of New Orleans. The 3 star prospect lists Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State as his favorites. It is now known if George and Evans want to sign as a package deal but LSU has not yet offered George.
Last weekend, Paris Johnson, Jr. was on campus with his entire family and came away impressed.
On May 10, a pair of the 5 star offensive tackle’s prep teammates made visits to LSU, Princeton High OLB Jaheim Thomas and DT Darrion Henry.
Thomas (6-3, 218) has LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Kentucky among his top favorites and the 4 star Henry (6-5, 279) is considering LSU, Ohio State ( visits June 21st), Cincinnati, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Also on campus on May 10 will be 3 star Olive Branch, Miss. offensive guard Xavier Hill (6-3, 325). Besides his May 10th stop at LSU, he will visit Alabama June 19th, Tennessee June 14th and Texas A&M this coming weekend. LSU offensive lIne coach James Cregg is handling Hill’s recruitment.
On June 7, LSU hosts 4 star receiver E.J. Williams (6-3, 188) from Phenix City, considered the No. 3 best prospect in Alabama. His current top five include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Clemson. LSU is right outside that group. Williams gets in and out of routes quickly. He snared 40 passes for 668 yards (16.7 yard average) with eight touchdowns last season.
Also coming in on June 7:
Blinn College cornerback Marco Domio (6-2, 190) has LSU, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Alabama and Auburn as his top considerations. The Aggies might have a slight edge.
Running back Kendall Milton (6-2, 220), a 5 star prospect from Clovis, California who has accumulated 1,337 yards (7.68 yard average) and 27 touchdowns in 2018. He has LSU, Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia as his top four. Milton is a combination of power and speed, with a little juke.
On June 10:
Kole Taylor (6-6, 225), a tight end/h-back from Grand Junction, Colo. had 29 catches for 510 yards (17.5 yard average) and eight touchdowns last season. He runs out of the slot or split out wide, showing good hands. Taylor works the middle of the field very well and creates good separation while displaying a good catching radius. LSU is in a four-way battle with Missouri, Penn State and Washington.
Wide receiver Troy Omeire (6’3 1/2, 217), a 4 star talent from Sugar Land, arrives has been to in-state Texas on May 10 and will be at Texas A&M the week of June 7. Right now, LSU and Alabama are trying to close the gap with the Longhorns and Aggies. Arkansas and Notre Dame are also passionate suitors. Last season, he caught 46 passes for 804 yards (17.4 average) and 13 touchdowns.
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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…