Richard Johnson of Sports Illustrated released his list of black football coaches that should be on the radar of the sport’s decision-makers. LSU wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Cortez Hankton appeared on the list.
“Hankton has experience developing wide receivers, which paid off at his previous stop at Georgia, where the depth of the position was severely tested,” Johnson wrote
Johnson points to Hankton’s broad resume, which includes the Ivy League and places such as UGA and LSU. Hankton was a big addition to Brian Kelly’s staff in January. LSU needed someone to replace Mickey Joseph, who had plenty of connections in New Orleans and around the state of Louisiana.
As a New Orleans native, Hankton was a guy that could bring his own ties to the state. He was also coming off a national title at UGA, where he helped the Bulldogs craft one of the most efficient offenses in college football.
He took over a room at LSU stacked with talent and his group should be a strength of the Tigers this fall. He’s already made strides in recruiting, landing commitments from blue-chip recruits Shelton Sampson Jr. and Jalen Brown.