Whether it be current players entering the NCAA transfer portal or verbal commits choosing to open their recruitment, attrition is bound to happen after head coaching changes.
LSU has experienced quite a bit of both over the last few weeks. One of the most recent is three-star wide receiver Decoldest Crawford from the 2022 recruiting class. Days after decommitting from LSU, Crawford announced the top four schools in his recruitment.
Auburn, Nebraska, Texas and Florida were included. There doesn’t look to be a chance that Crawford could re-join the 2022 class under new head coach Brian Kelly.
Crawford is rated the No. 17 overall prospect in the state of Louisiana and the No. 61 wide receiver in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
The Tigers currently hold the No. 24 class in the country for the 2022 cycle with less than a week until the early signing period. Kelly has a steep hill to climb in order to close out the cycle on a high note.