Five of the nine scheduled high school prospects visiting LSU this weekend are committed to the Tigers and two of the nine are committed to other schools, but there will be one very significant, non-committed visitor from California.
He is Iman Marshall, the nation’s No. 1 cornerback out of Long Beach Poly High School, according to the Rivals.com rankings. Marshall (6-foot-1, 194 pounds) is the No. 3 overall prospect in the nation and No. 2 in the state of California.
Marshall visited Florida State last weekend, was at Michigan on Monday and visited Notre Dame on Dec. 12. He will be at Oregon on Jan. 30 and is interested in USC as well.
“Anything can happen if he has a spectacular visit,” Michael Scarborough of TigerBait.com/Rivals.com said Thursday. “But I think it’s either USC or Florida State with him likely staying out West.”
The nation’s No. 2 wide receiver, according to Rivals.com, will be on the LSU campus this weekend in Tyron Johnson (6-0, 185) of Warren Easton High in New Orleans. Johnson, the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana and No. 11 nationally, committed to the Tigers on Jan. 2 over Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
LSU will be hosting the No. 15 quarterback in the nation in Torrance Gibson (6-4, 195) of American Heritage High in Plantation, Fla., but he committed to Ohio State on Nov. 3. He is also interested in Auburn. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and secondary coach Corey Raymond have been recruiting Gibson, and LSU offered him a scholarship a year ago.
“I think Gibson sticks with Ohio State,” Scarborough said.
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The other non-committed visitor this weekend will be Toby Weathersby, the No. 7 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 16 prospect in Texas out of Westfield High in Houston. Weathersby (6-4, 294) visited Arkansas last week and will be at Houston next week.
Jamal Peters, the No. 7 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 3 prospect from Mississippi out of Bassfield High in Bassfield, Miss., will give the Tigers a look. Peters (6-3, 200) is committed to Mississippi State.
No. 5 ranked cornerback Donte Jackson (5-11, 170), who committed to LSU on Wednesday out of Riverdale High in the New Orleans area, will be visiting LSU this weekend. Other previous LSU commitments who will be visiting are No. 34 tailback Nicholas Brossette (6-0, 215) of University High in Baton Rouge, unranked center Blake Ferguson of Buford High in Buford, Ga. (LSU starting guard Vadal Alexander’s high school), and No. 18 safety Xavier Lewis (5-10, 175) of East St. John High in Reserve outside New Orleans.