Recruiting: LSU working the trail for Elias Ricks, Nakobe Dean

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The game is the biggest thing but another important recruiting weekend is a close second for LSU as they host Ole Miss in an SEC West tilt Saturday night.

LSU welcomes a 5 star recruit in the 2020 class, cornerback Elias Ricks, among attendees at this game. Many major programs want the 6-foot-2, 180 pounder from Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California. It looks like LSU is among his top choices at this point along with Ohio State, USC, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Ricks has said that distance from home doesn’t matter. His close friend Lejond Cavazos committed to the Buckeyes for 2020. Ricks may favor Ohio State, USC and LSU at this point, and he does have family living in Louisiana.

Another 5 star talent, linebacker Nakobe Dean (6-0, 215), is a name that continues to come up in LSU recruiting circles. The Horn Lake, Mississippi product says “LSU feels like home. They were one of the first to offer.” The 2019 prospect runs a 4.65 forty with a 34.7″ vertical.

Once intending to commit somewhere on his birthday December 13, it now appears Dec. 21st is more likely for Dean. Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Florida State and Texas A&M comprise his top school choices. He loves Georgia and has visited as mnay as five times but he will stop by LSU on December 7. Dean will take in the sights and sounds at Auburn Nov. 17th after visiting Georgia officially on Oct. 6th.

A name to keep tabs on in this area is Warren Easton quarterback Lance “12 Gage” LeGendre (6-2, 205) a 4 star prospect who is gaining steam. The one-time commit to Kansas has since opened things up for schools like Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Indiana, ULL, Texas A&M, Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, Tulane, Virginia, Nicholls and Idaho. His options are beginning to overflow.

LSU has been in contact with Legendre, but no offer has come yet. I feel one will arrive and when it does, I think he will commit to the Tigers and become their second QB in the 2019 class.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau

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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…

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