The LSU Tigers have gone into the Volunteer State and had a lot of luck recently in recruiting, most recently snagging two elite prospects in the 2017 cycle in safety Jacoby Stevens and linebacker Jacob Phillips.
Those two will be stars on the Bayou Bengals defense for years to come, and it may start as soon as this season.
With stud Jamal Adams heading to the NFL, Stevens could fill that vacancy on the back end of LSU's defense. The Louisiana native who prepped at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, could play the role of big, physical safety that Adams vacated, especially at 6'2", 190 pounds.
He looks like a good candidate to carry on the tradition of Defensive Back U.
Stevens could join with Todd Harris to be the future of the Tigers secondary. Unlike Harris, however, Stevens is an early enrollee, which will give him a leg up on the rest of the defensive backs.
"He...fits the mold of the new breed of bigger-bodied defensive backs, and when you see him on film you see a thick-bodied athlete," SBNation's Richard Johnson wrote. "But don't let the frame distract you from the fact that Stevens can absolutely move. Most importantly it's how he moves that makes him such an intriguing prospect."
Stevens is the total package at safety, and head coach Ed Orgeron has proved in the past he isn't scared to play youngsters. If Stevens can grasp defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's scheme quickly, he'll be a guy making headlines this season.
Brad Shepard covers college football for Bleacher Report. Follow Brad on Twitter: @Brad_Shepard.
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