Latest LSU News: Brian Kelly Confirm Two Stars Who Could Commit to LSU Next

Three Highly Desired Prospects Who May Decide to Join LSU Next
The top three prospects in the country are still being pursued by the Tigers.

In the 2025 cycle, Brian Kelly and the LSU football staff have been recruiting as hard as they can, and more names are making their way toward the Bayou Bengals.

Now that the Dead Period has ended, which was on March 3, additional dominoes may fall LSU’s way sooner now.

Buzz Around LSU Recruiting

The Buzz Around James Simon:

When it comes to The Boot’s top players, Brian Kelly and company have been emphatic about shutting down Louisiana and erecting a wall around the state.

Six of the Top 10 prospects have now committed to the Tigers, and one more is on the verge of doing so.


LSU is still vying for James Simon, the No. 4 player in Louisiana.

Following visits with the coaching staff, the No. 2 running back in the Bayou State and the Top 10 back in the 2025 cycle are rapidly leaning toward LSU.

The Latest Shreveport Visit:

Last month, after making the trip to Shreveport, quarterbacks coach Joe Sloan and recruiting expert Frank Wilson visited with the No. 2 running back in Louisiana.

With the Bayou Bengals hoping to retain the Calvary Baptist standout in The Boot, the four-star, Top 10 back in the 2025 cycle has been showered with attention from the nation’s best programs.

The No. 1 back in America, Harlem Berry, has already committed to the Tigers, and Wilson, their running backs coach, appears to have his sights set on Simon.

Simon has been courting LSU for months, but since there is no deadline for a commitment, this program will keep applying pressure to get him.

The class of 2025 has the potential to alter the purple and gold’s curriculum. Brian Kelly and company aren’t playing around with commitments from No. 1 quarterback Bryce Underwood, No. 1 running back Harlem Berry, and No. 1 wide out Dakorien Moore.

With Berry and Simon, LSU hopes to create a formidable duo in the backfield. The offensive weapons are outstanding.

After an in-person check-in last month, the Tigers have now finished their meeting with their main target in a running back, and they will make another trip on March 24.

The staff had the opportunity to meet with Devin Harper, a four-star offensive lineman who plays alongside Simon in high school, during the previous month’s check-in.

Harper just made public his commitment to the purple and gold, indicating that LSU hopes to extend the same offer to Simon.

Following conversations with individuals acquainted with Simon’s recruiting, LSU Country has since recorded a forecast for the No. 4 ranked talent to enroll in LSU’s elite 2025 class. We think Simon will be in the Tigers class by the time he signs up, even if a firm commitment date has not been established.

Micah DeBose: America’s third-ranked IOL

The Bayou Bengals started to make waves after one of the best interior offensive linemen in the 2025 cycle traveled to Baton Rouge to speak with Brad Davis and the staff.

Following DeBose’s visit and the two crystal balls that were logged last week, the Tigers are currently in the running for the third interior offensive lineman in the United States.

Both Chad Simmons of On3 and Anna Adams of 247Sports recorded their predictions.

It’s evident that LSU is making noise and has emerged as the program to beat for DeBose’s services after talking with people who are aware of his recruiting.


Earlier this month, Davis paid the 6-foot-4, 290-pound player a visit in Alabama. DeBose then made the trip to The Boot on the first weekend of February to check out what the purple and gold were all about.

DeBose, a former Georgia commit, resumed recruiting and made visits to numerous prestigious programs.

Some of the nation’s best universities, including Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, and USC, are keeping a close eye on DeBose as he works through his recruitment.

Auburn is still actively courting him, but DeBose is getting a sense of other schools as they register their interest following Georgia’s decommitment.

Two 2025 offensive line pledges from LSU are Brett Bordelon and recent commit Devin Harper.

Only a few weeks ago, Harper—the third-ranked athlete in Louisiana—announced his commitment to Brad Davis and the Tigers following a fruitful visit to Baton Rouge.

In the 2025 cycle, the Tigers have the top recruiting class in America, and more headlines for a school that is sweeping the recruiting trail should follow shortly.

As he progresses and LSU swiftly establishes itself as the team to beat, DeBose will be a name to keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks.

This spring, he is planning a visit to Baton Rouge.

DJ Pickett: America’s Best Defensive

Raymond spearheaded the Bayou Bengals’ recruitment drive, which resulted in the five-star DJ Pickett’s unofficial visit to Baton Rouge last month.

In the 2025 cycle, the top safety opted to visit “The Boot” in order to observe the Death Valley sceneries.

Pickett arrived on Tuesday night, January 30, and spent the entire Wednesday during his visit before leaving on Thursday morning, according to individuals who spoke with LSU Country.

After only a few weeks, Pickett has scheduled an official visit to LSU for June 1.

Schedule of Pickett’s Official Summer Visit:

LSU: On June 1.

Georgia: June 7.

June 14, Miami

June 21, Oregon

In December, Pickett, who has been steadily rising in the recruiting rankings over the past few months, announced the final five colleges, which are Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and Michigan.

With the Tigers getting an unofficial visit, he is now also considering LSU and Oregon. He has upset his finalists since the visit, and LSU is now a formidable squad.

The Talk about Pickett’s Southern Visit and the Finalists:

Corey Raymond at the Helm

For someone who has been employed for less than a month, Raymond is managing operations on “The Trail.”

Raymond previously coached seven players who were selected to the first team of the All-America team and four players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft while he was at LSU from 2012 to 2021. Jim Thorpe Award winner Grant Delpit, who was picked in the second round of the NFL Draft, was coached by him. He also had five other players selected.

Raymond played six seasons in the NFL after being a standout defensive back for the Tigers.

Following the appointment, Kelly remarked, “Corey’s love for LSU and his desire for our program to have the best defensive back unit in the nation really stood out.” “Recruiting success and Corey’s vast knowledge and experience make him a great addition to a strong defensive staff.”

He now has the chance to dine and drink with America’s top safety, Pickett, who is now on a major unofficial visit to Baton Rouge.

Raymond and Pickett had corresponded while Raymond was a member of the Florida Gators. Having returned to LSU, he has now had an effect on Pickett.

It’s evident to the Tigers how much Corey Raymond has already improved this program.

Late last month, LSU secured the commitment of Jaboree Antoine, the third-ranked cornerback in the country, as the team retools its secondary.

Tigers led by Keylan Moses pushing for Pickett

Members of LSU’s 2025 recruiting class stopped by to see Pickett last month, and the Tigers threw down the red carpet treatment.

Four-star linebacker Keylan Moses has been the leading recruiter for the 2025 class, and before he left, he made sure to check in with Pickett.

According to those close to LSU Country, the two went through a photo shoot, talked about future plans, and more.

Moses was not the only 2024 signee to show up at Pickett’s visit; DaShawn McBryde and Joel Rogers also made an appearance.

While the two Tigers gave Pickett their pitch, the three safeties posed for photos together.

The Five Best Universities

During Pickett’s unofficial visit to Baton Rouge last month, the Bayou Bengals had a significant influence on his recruiting.

As soon as the No. 1 safety in the 2025 cycle visited “The Boot” to see the Death Valley scenery, the Tigers shot to the top of his list.

LSU was listed in Pickett’s Top 5 schools, along with Miami, Oregon, Georgia, and Michigan.

The Buzz: Sources tell LSU Country that Pickett’s visit went “very well,” and LSU made great progress in his recruiting. The Tigers are in a good position as he starts to investigate a formal visitation schedule.

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