Going head-to-head with the Crimson Tide for talent is never a walk in the park, but that’s a battle coach Brian Kelly hasn’t shied away from since arriving in Baton Rouge. Now, LSU seems to be in a position to try and flip away an uber-talented defensive back.
The Tigers hosted 2024 Alabama cornerback commit Jaylen Mbakwe on campus this weekend, and the five-star prospect from Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.) had positive things to say about the experience, praising everything from the facilities (both football and track) to Mike the Tiger.
He also had high praise for cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples, who has been his primary contact, he told 247Sports Steve Wiltfong (subscription required).
Mbakwe is rated as the No. 14 prospect nationally by the On3 Consensus, and he’s the No. 1 prospect in the state of Alabama. He’s been committed to the in-state Crimson Tide since July, and while LSU still seemingly has some ground to make up here, it’s off to a good start.
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