This is the time of year where you start to hear rumblings of potential flips across the recruiting landscape. Just six weeks away from the early signing period, plenty of teams are making a run at players committed elsewhere. Two top recruits that have pledged to LSU are the targets of several teams according to 247Sports.
We start with the Elite 11 quarterback, Walker Howard.
Walker Howard, Five-Star Quarterback
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This seems fairly obvious given the recent visit to Notre Dame for the USC game this past weekend. With the uncertainty surrounding the LSU head coaching search, will Howard fit whatever offense they bring to Baton Rouge with this hire? Howard is a legacy recruit with his father being a former quarterback for the program. However, we have seen legacy players go elsewhere before, just ask Texas about the Brockermeyer boys.
What 247Sports Says…
Ed Orgeron’s exit might seem like the main reason why longtime LSU quarterback commit Walker Howard is looking around, but Notre Dame has actually been courting the five-star signal caller for months now. Howard will likely give the Tigers’ next head coach a chance to recruit him, but the Irish aren’t going to make it easy for LSU to hang onto the Elite 11 finalist, especially after hosting Howard for an unofficial visit this past weekend for the USC game.
Latterance Welch, Four-Star Cornerback
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One of the main reasons why this name comes as no surprise is what happens to Corey Raymond? He has helped bring some top talent to the Bayou and serves as the defensive backs coach.
What 247Sports Says…
Laterrance Welch is another LSU commit that is communicating with other programs. He was set to take an official visit to Florida State back in September, but he ended up having to cancel the trip at the last minute after injuring himself in a game the night before his scheduled departure. It sounds like the Seminoles will still get Welch on campus at some point before the Early Signing Period as he has built a strong bond with Marcus Woodson and others in Tallahassee.