September 1st represents the first day college coaches may contact now junior high school football players. LSU will be attempting to make its mark with several top names.
Until today, Tuesday, September 1st, LSU had to wait to contact the class of 2022 recruits. So did all the other programs across the United States. Today was the smorgasbord of calling, texting and Skyping. You can bet that LSU coach Ed Orgeron and his staff made their mark by early this morning.
Class of 2022 recruits went ‘live’ at 12 midnight. Some coaches actually call at midnight. Yes, midnight. It’s been going on for decades, and this year will not be an exception. Regardless of when, there’s little doubt that LSU will be making the rounds with top-notch recruits across the country.
Moving forward, here are five uncommitted 2022 prospects that LSU fans should familiarize themselves with.
Jake Johnson, TE, 6-5, 220, Bogart (Ga.) Oconee County
The brother of LSU 2020 signee Max Johnson, the younger Johnson will be one of the nation’s top 2022 tight end recruits. Johnson’s offer list is a who’s who of college football programs. Michigan, Penn State, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson and Texas A&M represent just the beginning of his offer list. LSU is the perceived favorite, but the Tigers will need to battle to land this talented Peach State prospect.
Devon Campbell, OL, 6-foot-4, 270, Arlington (Texas) Bowie
If you like a human wrecking ball, Campbell is your man. He will literally send a defender airborne, continue down field, and make another impressive block. Campbell is about as athletic as an offensive line recruit can be.
Shemar Stewart, DE, 6-foot-5, 246, Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Pace
If you follow LSU football recruiting you likely heard the name Shemar Stewart prior to today. For good reason! He’s not your traditional recruit. He’s college ready, now. Literally. Few human beings receive the God-given physical gifts that Stewart possesses. His offer list will eventually top 40, if it did not already. LSU has been a program consistently mentioned with Stewart. He would be a huge coup for the Tigers. Programs from coast to coast want his services including Alabama, Florida, Miami, Florida State, Penn State, Notre Dame, Utah, Oregon, Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas A&M, just to name some of Stewart’s offers.
Shazz Preston, WR, 6-foot-0, 180, Saint James (La.) High School
One of LSU’s highest priorities for the class of 2022, Preston is a great fit for the LSU offense because of his athleticism and his route running capabilities. The Tigers’ wide open spread attack would highlight Preston, but so would several other offenses in the SEC. Most notably, Mississippi State, where Preston’s older brother, Shawn Preston, plays safety. LSU is probably the favorite, but today and every day forward the LSU staff must work to land Preston’s national letter of intent. Preston could play at any program in America. Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Oregon are amongst numerous schools that would love to land Preston as well.
Will Campbell, OT, 6-foot-6, 290, Monroe (La.) Neville
One of the top offensive tackles for the class of 2022, Campbell is an absolute must get for the Tigers. LSU needs offensive tackles to begin with, but LSU simply cannot allow a talented offensive tackle from the Bayou State to leave home. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are all going to come after Campbell hard.