LSU goes in-home with Stevens

JaCoby Stevens
(Photo: Keith Niebuhr , 247Sports)

LSU five-star JaCoby Stevens had offers from schools all across the country, and after committing to LSU once before deciding to reopen his process, Tiger fans were hoping the staff would close strong and reel him in for a second time.

Despite a strong press from Alabama, Georgia and others, Stevens rejoined LSU’s class on August 8, and he’s been the program’s highest-ranked commitment to the class ever since, rated by the 247Composite as the No. 1 safety prospect in the country.

With the dead period set to begin on Sunday at midnight, college coaches are flocking to the homes of their top recruits to make their final push before no face-to-face contact is allowed. 

Following Sunday’s official visits in Baton Rouge, LSU’s Corey Raymond and Austin Thomas both flew to Tennessee to go in-home with Stevens for a final time. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Raymond were both in Tennessee to visit Stevens earlier this week, and the Tigers had Thomas visit the five-star prospect in each of the three weeks of the open contact period.

“The visit went well,” Stevens said on Sunday evening. “We talked and watched some football, and we went through some formations. We talked about how important I am to this class and why they like me so much. And we talked about Coach Raymond and my dad know a lot of the same people. It was good.

"Having Coach Raymond and Austin and Coach O in the house was great, because they are like family to me."

Stevens told 247Sports earlier this week that his decision to sign with LSU was final, and he plans to enroll in school in Baton Rouge in January.

Stevens joins four-star Grant Delpit, the nation’s No. 3 safety prospect, as the two safety commitments in LSU’s 2017 class. Delpit made his official visit to LSU this past weekend, and both are set to be early-enrollees.

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