LOOK: LSU Commits Recruiting Desmond Ricks, Using Social Media
After Javien Toviano committed to LSU on Thursday, focus immediately shifted to 5-star cornerback Desmond Ricks. The IMG product, which was just recently reclassified from the 2024 cycle to the 2023 cycle, is now the highest priority target remaining on the board for LVE.
The Tigers are still locked in on 5-star athlete Nyckoles Harbour, but with anticipation the elite prospect is waiting until February to sign, making Ricks the no. 1 target for this program before early signing day next week.
Ricks will be in Baton Rouge this weekend for his official visit. With the Tigers getting his last visit, it puts them in a great position, but there is still work to be done after the tight end visited Alabama and Florida recently.
Along with Brian Kelly and his coaching staff doing their best to recruit Ricks, we’ve seen players in both the 2023 and 2024 classes take to social media to push Ricks.
Here’s what social media is saying:
Javien Toviano – Cornerback – 2023 Commit
LSU continues to elevate their 2023 recruiting class to new heights after landing a commitment from 5-star cornerback Javien Toviano this week. The Texas native announced his pledge to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
Toviano is commitment No. 25 in the 2023 class after the Tigers also welcomed 3-star tight end Jackson McGohan on Tuesday.
This is a huge win for this LSU staff. Looking for key pieces to the secondary for the future, Brian Kelly’s staff went out and drafted the no. 1 cornerback reeled in Texas.
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Here’s what Toviano is saying on social media:
Colin Hurley – Quarterback – 2024 Commit
A two-time state champion, Hurley started for Trinity Christian as an eighth grader and led the team to a state championship. In 2021, he did it again as a freshman, this time earning accolades including FL High School Class 2A Overall Player of the Year.
He has been clocked to throw a ball 61 mph. By comparison, Patrick Mahomes tied the NFL Combine record in 2017 by throwing a ball 60 mph. The physical attributes on Hurley are astounding at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds and already runs a 4.8 40-yard dash with the arm strength and accuracy of a ready-made college quarterback.
After ending his recruitment on Thursday and committing to LSU, getting Hurley in town to see his future home is a huge win.
Tayvion Galloway – Tight End – 2024 Commit
The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has all the tools to compete in the SEC with the development skills this coaching staff is acquiring. Kelly worked to develop relationships early in the 2024 cycle, clearly making an impression on Galloway over a short period of time.
Galloway proved to be a threat as a blocking tight end and showed flashes of his soft hands when he became a pass catcher. Having just completed his junior year, he has all the tools to develop into a lethal threat for this LSU offense when his time comes.
Here’s what Galloway said on social media: