Five LSU commitments that Florida must pursue
The shocking news of college football this weekend was the announcement that LSU coach Ed Orgeron would not return to the program in 2021. The timing was all the more surprising as the Tigers scored a surprise victory over No. 20 Florida. It’s disappointing for a program that has reached The heyday of the sport was less than two years ago.
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However, enlistment is a dirty game and Florida may be able to capitalize on it when LSU enters into an internship search. The Tigers are ranked ninth in the country and you can bet that the multiple programs will meet their commitments to try and overturn them as the early December signing period approaches quickly.
Here are five players who have currently pledged to LSU that Florida State should pursue.
1. Laterrance Welch, Cornerback
Florida State is looking to make another addition to the defensive backfield, and Welch is near the top of that list. He was in Tallahassee on an official visit earlier this season for the Louisville game and seems intrigued by the possibility of playing with number one Travis Hunter.
Despite his long-term commitment, Welch appears to be open. Besides his trip to Florida, he officially visited Auburn and Oklahoma while unofficially visiting Texas A&M.
2. Jake Johnson, Tight End
Interestingly enough, Johnson is actually a longtime Seminole recruit. He is the son of former Fifa quarterback Brad Johnson and brother of current LSU players Max Johnson. The Georgia native committed to the Tigers in April and hasn’t made any visits to other schools since.
I’m not sure if Noles are looking to sign a third tight end of the season alongside Brian Courtney and Jerrale Powers but Johnson is just as talented as they come.
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3. Emery Jones, offensive guard
Florida State finished second in Jones’ enlistment when he committed to LSU in July. Jones made an official visit to Tallahassee in June and was in good contact with the coaching staff but it wasn’t enough for him to motivate his tenure.
With Aliou Bah advancing and Antavious Woody heading toward Auburn, it might be worth kicking tires on the Lousiana native. Try to get him to visit and see what happens.
4. Dimario Tolan, Linebacker
Tolan is another player the Seminoles were right about in the heat of things before his pledge to the Tigers. Florida State’s need for a linebacker is clear and the coaching staff has only one, Omar Graham Jr., who is currently committed. They’d like to add at least one and maybe a third if the numbers work out.
The Florida native was on campus on an unofficial visit in June and the training staff kept in touch. It would be important to get him on an official visit to have a legitimate opportunity.
5. Tygee Hill, Defensive Intervention
A fellow high school senior from FSU’s wide receiver, Destyn Hill, Seminoles was Hill’s rival when he committed to LSU in March. This was featured by David Johnson, Pioneers return coach and district recruiting officer, but Hill didn’t receive an offer until February.
Because of the late start it was hard to win but the door might be open now. Florida already has two defensive tackles committed in Bishop Thomas and Daniel Lyons, so this is another one where the numbers will need to be worked out.
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