4-Star CB Tyson Campbell’s LSU Interest Founded On ‘DBU’ Title

    LSU is pursuing 4-star cornerback Tyson Campbell, who has the Tigers high on his list due to their claim for the DBU title and the fact they produced one of Campbell's favorite players.

    March 2, 2017

    LSU is pursuing 4-star cornerback Tyson Campbell, who has the Tigers high on his list due to their claim for the DBU title and the fact they produced one of Campbell’s favorite players. 


    By now, you’ve probably become aware of how highly recruited 5-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. is in the 2018 recruiting class.

    And while he’s getting ready to unveil his list of top schools, it’s been known for awhile LSU is the favorite to land the country’s No. 1 cornerback.

    However, Ed Orgeron’s Tigers aren’t willing to stop there. Trying to land the No. 8-ranked player in the entire class isn’t enough. They want to bring one of his high school teammates to Baton Rouge with him as well.

    Tyson Campbell, another stud defensive back for American Heritage, is ranked as the No. 10 cornerback and No. 70 overall player in the nation. At 6-foot-2, 185 lbs he’s a wide receiver-turned-cornerback, which helps explain his exceptional ball skills. He has a natural feel for the position and excellent closing speed.

    Campbell told 247Sports he’ll visit LSU this spring, along with Georgia and Ohio State. And while the Buckeyes are the team showing him the most love right now, it’s hard to ignore the Tigers’ claim for the DBU crown — especially considering they produced one of his favorite NFL players.

    “I have a good relationship with [Tigers defensive backs coach] Corey Raymond,” Campbell said. “Them being known as DBU. We talk a lot. Patrick Peterson, my favorite cornerback, went there. I would like to visit there again.”

    LSU will have its work cut out.

    Along with Georgia and Ohio State, both Clemson and Miami are pushing hard for Campbell. With the momentum the Hurricanes have built up so far, it’s easy to see the 4-star cornerback staying close to home.

    However, if Orgeron’s staff can sell the idea of Surtain and Campbell continuing their no-fly-zone tandem in Baton Rouge, it could go a long way.

    Plus, it’s always nice to know someone when you arrive for your first day of college.

    MORE: Patrick Surtain Recruiting Update – March 1, 2017

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