Recruiting: Texas prep defensive end Landyn Watson becomes first 2021 commitment for LSU

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The LSU Tigers are in the midst of rounding out a top 2020 football recruiting class, but the coaching staff has already begun mapping out the 2021 class. A big splash came Monday courtesy of Hutton, Texas defensive end Landyn Watson, LSU’s first pledge for ’21.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Watson is c speedy edge rusher who can affect the game. He has a strong frame, high energy and high IQ (4.0 GPA) to great success. He is also good open field tackler. Watson lines up in two or three point stances for his high school team.

Sometimes Watson tries to guess where the play is headed and relies a little too much on his speed but he is gifted and very athletic. After making an impact as a freshman with the varsity, he recorded 55 tackles with 20 TFL and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2018, earning All District.

Colorado, Baylor, Washington, TCU, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Houston, Vandy, Virginia Tech, SMU and UTSA are other known programs who have shown keen interest in Watson.

I think that you may soon see the numbers begin to expand in regard to the LSU ’21 class. Keep an eye on these two highly ranked prospects.

Garrett Nussmeier, a 6-2, 185-pound quarterback from Flower Mound, Texas, had a face-to-face with the LSU staff recently. He is the son of former NFL qurterback Doug Nussmeier, who is and former FBS offensive coordinator and currently an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys. Young Garrett can make all of the throws and shows an advanced ‘coach’s son’ understanding of the game.

Fontainebleau running back Iverson Celestine (5-10, 198) models his style after Leonard Fournette. As a sophomore last season, he ran for 1,680 yards and 20 touchdowns including a big night with 291 yards and four scores against Denham Springs last fall. Celestine also runs the 100 meters and 4 X 100 relay on the second leg for the FHS track squad. He doesn’t currently hold an offer from LSU, but as soon as one arrives, it’s expected he’ll pull the trigger.

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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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