4-star LB narrows landing list down to LSU & former Tigers coach Les Miles
Former LSU coach Les Miles may get his revenge against the Tigers after all.
On Twitter on Friday, 4-star linebacker Donte Starks revealed his final decision will be made at the start of the early signing period Wednesday, Dec. 19. His tweet also revealed the final two schools he’s choosing between next week. Ironically, he’ll pick either LSU or Kansas, who just hired Miles as head coach a few weeks ago.
December 19👀🎥📝!! pic.twitter.com/DxpHSNMW4s
— StriclyBidnezzBaby❤️🦍. (@donte_starks8) December 14, 2018
While the Tigers haven’t lost a recruit to Kansas yet, LSU fans can’t like this. Starks reportedly received more than two dozen scholarship offers, but like a lot of top Louisiana recruits, he committed to LSU in July. Just the thought of losing an in-state 4-star recruit to a bottom-barrel program in the Big 12 should make Tigers fans queasy.
Starks is the No. 6 recruit in Louisiana for the 2019 class. He is also considered the 114th-best prospect nationally according to 247Sports.
Heading into the final weekend before the Early Signing Period, LSU holds the fourth-best recruiting class based on the team composite rankings at 247Sports. But the Tigers are behind three SEC teams — Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.
Losing Starks could drop LSU down the rankings list as well below Clemson and possibly Texas, who currently sit at No. 5 and 6, respectively, on the same list.
Miles served as head coach at LSU from 2005-16 and won the 2007 National Championship. He posted a 114-34 record before getting fired following a 2-2 start to the 2016 season.