LSU May Be The Biggest Winner of Texas A&M’s Instability

Five-star Offensive Lineman Weston Davis Flips from “Aggieland” to “Death Valley

Published by: AK98

LSU May Be The Biggest Winner of Texas A&M’s Instability

LSU football HC Brian Kelly wasted no time in poaching from an injured Aggie, recently persuading five-star offensive lineman Weston Davis (a former Texas A&M commit) to join their ranks under his leadership. With Jimbo Fisher’s departure from Texas A&M and a new era beginning under Mike Elko (albeit a familiar face), LSU is in a position to be the biggest beneficiary of A&M’s recent struggles. With committed recruits & scholarship players now available to leave A&M with no eligibility penalty, what implications does this have for LSU’s recruitment strategy?

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Kelly’s team is intensifying its efforts to attract commitments from Texas A&M’s 2024 recruits, and insiders say they are already considering poaching players currently at Texas A&M, especially the Louisiana natives.

The potential reshuffling in Texas A&M’s recruitment could see LSU actively pursuing several players. Key prospects include:

  • Terry Bussey, a five-star athlete from Timpson, Texas. Bussey, who had shown interest in LSU before committing to Texas A&M, might reconsider his decision with Fisher’s departure. LSU has been keen on Bussey for a while, viewing him as a potential game-changer in various roles.
  • Dre’lon Miller, a four-star wide receiver. Initially committed to Texas A&M, Miller reopened his recruitment after visiting LSU. The competition for Miller appears to be primarily between LSU and Texas A&M, with recent events possibly tilting the odds in LSU’s favor.
  • Jacoby Mathews, a sophomore defensive back from Louisiana. Having chosen Texas A&M over LSU two years ago, Mathews has since demonstrated his abilities at the collegiate level. With Fisher’s exit, Mathews might explore options in the NCAA Transfer Portal, possibly considering a move to LSU, who had shown significant interest in him in 2022.
  • Gabriel Reliford, a four-star defensive lineman and Louisiana native, is another Texas A&M commit on LSU’s radar. LSU has been monitoring Reliford for some time and might intensify their recruitment efforts following Fisher’s exit.
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Both Bussey and Reliford were reported to visit LSU for the upcoming game against Texas A&M. LSU already got Reliford on campus back in September, even after his verbal to A&M. We will verify more as the information comes in.

So who else in the SEC will benefit most poaching from a lame Aggie?

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