LSU’s successful 2019 season has allowed the Tigers to extend their recruiting footprint, and that paid off with a pledge from a 5-star linebacker from California.

Raesjon Davis has reportedly committed to LSU, according to Greg Biggins of 247Sports. Davis is the No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2021 class, and the No. 19 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s from Santa Ana, California (Mater Dei). He has a reported 19 offers and reportedly picked LSU over Southern Cal. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds.

Biggins described Davis this way: “It’s rare to find someone who can rush the passer, play in space, hit like a truck and drop in coverage like a safety but Davis can do all those things and do them well. He’s a natural pass rusher, a physical hitter but it’s his ability to cover down the field that really makes him special. You don’t see too many linebackers flash during 7v7 play but Davis makes impact plays every time we have seen him because of his athleticism and cover instincts.”

This is his evaluation from 247Sports: “An every-down linebacker who does everything well. Extremely good in coverage and has shown the ability to run with running backs and even receivers down the field. Is a very good pass rusher as well, and shows a great burst off the edge and excellent closing speed. Can break down and play in space, has very good lateral mobility and can change direction like a safety.

Is a big hitter and loves contact. Plays with an edge to his game and is difficult to play against because of how physical and aggressive he is. Projects as a weak side ‘backer because of how well he covers but we can see him playing any of the ‘backer positions. Projects as an impact, upper-tier Power 5 starter and future high-round NFL draft pick.”

Here are his highlights from Hudl: