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LSU Football 2021 Commit Raesjon Davis Says This Weekend's Recruiting Visit all About "Comfortability"

Davis one of 14 LSU commits and uncommitted prospects in Baton Rouge this weekend
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Baton Rouge has become the epicenter of the recruiting world this weekend as 14 highly touted prospects have assembled to check out LSU's campus together. Seven players have committed to the Tigers while the other seven remain uncommitted but are considering the purple and gold. 

With the recruiting world still in an official dead period, nobody from the LSU program can have any kind of communication with the players while they're on the visit. As a result, some of the committed players are taking it upon themselves to try and leave as big an impact over the next 48 hours. 

Quarterback Garrett Nussmeier and linebacker Raesjon Davis are at the top of that list. Nussmeier is the brain child behind this operation while Davis is certainly trying to step up and help make this one of the top classes in the country. 

LSUCountry reached out to Davis on Saturday to get his thoughts on how the recruiting trip as a whole was going. 

"It's going to be great, we are about to meet up and have some food then take a school visit and chill," Davis said Saturday morning. "We're going to chill with the other players as much as possible. We just want them to feel like it's home. 

"That's the main thing is comfortability. If you feel comfortable then you will want to commit."

A few of the local uncommitted prospects like Maason Smith, Sage Ryan and Brian Thomas know about life in Louisiana. But for out-of-state prospects like Korey Foreman, Tristan Leigh, Savion Byrd and Michael Trigg, this is an important 48 hours to really try to embrace the culture of the city and the university.


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"Really I feel like if the kids are able to come see Baton Rouge, it'll just flip their whole mind," Davis said back in July. "Some of us that are already committed will hit those guys up one day and then another group will hit them up another day so it's constant."

Here is Davis' SI All-American player profile and scouting report:

Frame: Great length relative to height. Has a lot of room to physically mature, especially in upper half. Strong trunk built for power.

Athleticism: A true three-down linebacker with the ability to run down the line or make plays in space. Physical at the point of attack with edge ability versus the pass and run. Possesses adequate burst and bend to remain on the outside long term. Runs better than he tests with countless examples of elite closing speed.

Instincts: Possesses rare coverage instincts and ball skills for a second-level player. Appears most comfortable on the outside, with great motor skill and heavy hands in moving towards the passer. Sure tackler in space with the innate ability to combat blockers with speed or physicality.

Polish: Aggressive nature but plays well within frame and responsibility. Understands leverage versus the run and the pass and knows when to ‘fire his gun’ after play diagnosis. Strong footwork relative to given role with true spacial awareness. Can hold his own against No. 2 or 3 to the short-to-intermediate level. Can disengage in the wash or in space without giving ground. Advanced hand technique, particularly with push-pull and club moves. Has room to improve downhill ability versus the run but foundation exists.

Bottom Line: Davis is a three-down linebacker ready to make big plays against today’s offenses. He can command extra attention as a pass-rusher and hold his own against a secondary wide receiver, tight end or running back in coverage. As he adds mass and gains experience inside, especially on early downs, he could blossom into the type of defensive signal-caller you can’t take off the football field.