Brian Kelly should do everything in his power to land these top three uncommitted recruits to round out his first class as the head coach of the LSU football team.
New LSU football coach Brian Kelly is just getting started building his Bayou Bengal family.
The longtime Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach left South Bend to take over in Baton Rouge. It was a bold decision for a man in his early 60s to make, but he believes he can return the Tigers to glory and win a College Football Playoff National Championship before he rides off into the sunset. While his second recruiting class should be better than this one, he can surely add a few pieces.
Here are three uncommitted recruits Kelly should try to land ahead of National Signing Day.
LSU football: 3 uncommitted recruits Brian Kelly should being targeting
LSU should do its best to keep a top-10 running back in-state in TreVonte’ Citizen
One player ranked just outside of the top 100 in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings for the Class of 2022 is running back TreVonte’ Citizen. The Lake Charles native is the No. 107 player in his class, the No. 10 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 9 running back in the country. He has 27 offers, but is looking at four teams: Auburn, Florida, LSU and Miami. LSU is the presumptive leader.
Citizen had been committed to the Bayou Bengals for a few months after his official visit on June 25, 2021. He decommitted from LSU on Nov. 28, 2021, having picked up offers from Michigan State, Florida, Miami, Nebraska and Oregon since. While Kelly has taken over the reins for Ed Orgeron at LSU, Citizen’s primary recruiter in running backs coach Frank Wilson has remained.
This is significant because Wilson has recruited several former five-stars to Baton Rouge, including most notably Leonard Fournette and Jarvis Landry. While Florida and Miami having new coaching staffs certainly make things interesting, Citizen feels destined to play for LSU. Auburn could still be in play, but those Tigers are dealing with a bit of assistant coaching turmoil of late.
If Wilson can assure Citizen that Kelly will be the right head coach for him, then he is going to LSU.