With six open spots in LSU’s 2019 recruiting class, we forecast who fills them

With six open spots in LSU’s 2019 recruiting class, we forecast who fills them
LSU and Alabama are both fighting for the services of Amite's Ishmael Sopsher. (Source: FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - LSU signed 19 recruits during the early signing period this past December. That group garnered a No. 4 ranking by recruiting service Rivals.

With National Signing Day a little over a week away, the Tigers have six spots open.

Here’s the six players that could fill out the 2019 LSU recruiting class come next Wednesday

DEVONTA LEE

Four-star Amite wide receiver is visiting LSU this weekend. All signs are pointing to the 6'2", 215-pound recruit signing with Ed Orgeron.

Lee would be joining Kentwood’s Trey Palmer as the other wideout in the class.

ISHMAEL SOPSHER

Lee's teammate at Amite fills a huge need for the Purple and Gold. The Tigers signed only two defensive lineman in the early signing period.

Sopsher visited Alabama this past weekend, and will visit Baton Rouge this coming weekend. The Tide and Tigers are fighting it out for Sopsher’s signature, but LSU leads the way right now.

BYRON YOUNG

Defensive tackle out of Laurel, Mississippi has been a Tide verbal commit since the summer of 2018. The 4-star recruit is primed for a possible flip to the Tigers.

CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS

The 6'1" cornerback out of Daphne, Alabama is also a Tide verbal commit. Williams pledged to the Tide in April of 2018, but didn't sign in December. The 4-star corner would be a welcome addition to Corey Raymond's stellar group.

MAURICE HAMPTON

The cornerback out of Memphis verbally committed to LSU last summer. The 4-star recruit is also considered one of the top outfielders in the 2019 MLB Draft.

LSU is the favorite to sign LSU next week, but there’s always a chance he picks baseball over football in the future.

SONI FONUA

The defensive end is currently enrolled at Mesa C.C. in Arizona. The Utah native is coming to Baton Rouge for an official visit this weekend.

Coach O repeatedly said they need a defensive lineman. This could be another player to solve his depth problem at the spot.

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