LSU could be about to land its quarterback commit in the 2023 cycle, as four-star quarterback Ricky Collins - a Baton Rouge native - recently decommitted from Purdue.
However, the Tigers are already making some moves with an elite signal-caller for the following cycle. Five-star Willis, Texas quarterback DJ Lagway is ranked as the No. 17 overall prospect and No. 3 quarterback in 2024 on the 247Sports Composite, and he told On3 that LSU is one of four schools standing out for him so far.
The Tigers join Florida, Texas A&M and USC on that list.
"I like how they do recruiting," Lagway said of the Tigers, per On3's Chad Simmons. "They have really good recruiters, who show a lot of genuine love. I feel like (quarterbacks) Coach (Joe) Sloan is heading in the right direction with the offense. I'm just excited to see what they do this year; it's going to be fun to watch them, too."
Lagway isn't close to making a decision. Coaches aren't even allowed to directly contact 2024 prospects until Sept. 1, and he said that he intends to make game-day trips to a number of schools during the 2022 season. He said he hopes to cut his list down by mid-season and plans on making a decision during the spring of 2023.
The Aggies are the early favorite, holding a 72.1% chance of landing him according to the On3 RPM. But LSU will hope to change things by getting Lagway on campus this fall.
Where LSU's 2023 recruiting class ranks at the end of July
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Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire