by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
For the second week in a row, LSU have picked up one of the top recruits in the country:
Last week it was #1 TE Jake Johnson, proving how strong the national brand is;
Today, LSU followed that up by securing the services of Safety/QB Jacoby Mathews, projected to become a destroyer safety at the collegiate level.
Thanks to Mathews' commitment, that means LSU now have commits from 6 of the top 15 players out of the state of Louisiana and the top 3 on the 247 Sports' board: #1 Walker Howard, #2 Will Campbell and now #3 Jacoby Mathews.
Next to those 6 commitments from the Boot's top 15, expect LSU to grab 4 or 5 more from that top 15 list soon, with OG Emery Jones, WR Shazz Preston, WR/DB Kendrick Law and RB Le'veon Moss all set to join the Tigers in due time.
This is a young man with some special athletic skills, and though we've seen more game film or stats coming from his quarterbacking duties, he has the body, speed, vision and anticipation for the safety position.
Jacoby has second to none awareness, understanding space, timing and let's just be straight up here, "Money" is an absolute wrecking ball in the swagger department.
Mathews has been given his 5 star rating more due to potential and projections than concrete past production, yet his body profile is a stunning colossus for all to recognize.
As a strong two sport star & friend / former teammate of current Tigers QB TJ Finley, Jacoby is staying in Louisiana with his family, friends and hometown Tigers.
LSU aren't just hunting for that #1 spot....
They're consuming it...