Last weekend USC target TE Michael Trigg of Lake Wales, FL joined several other major prospects, including Clemson targets DE Korey Foreman and OT Tristan Leigh, for a gathering in Baton Rouge and a glimpse of LSU. With the NCAA mandating a dead period at least thru the end of this month, top recruits are organizing these visits, typically at the behest of a quarterback committed to the school. Oklahoma and Georgia have also had these powwows in which the school’s coaching staff can have no contact with the prospects or any involvement with the activities.
So, unlike an unofficial or official visit in which the prospect can be welcomed to campus and meet with the coaches and staff, Trigg said the group was on the outside looking in at LSU on this visit.
“It was alright. We really didn’t get to do as much. We were just walking around the outskirts of the campus and stuff like that,” Trigg said. “Everything I saw was pretty nice, pretty upscale, just like any other Division One campus. Everybody was pretty cool. Everybody was close together. We all stayed together and went out and stuff like that.”
This was Trigg’s first visit to LSU. He visited USC unofficially in January. Southern Cal is the other school he’s considering and he’s also hoping to visit there before a decision. . And he like to get back to USC again as well.
“I’m talking to Coach (Joe) Cox and Coach (Bobby) Bentley every day. Everything is going good,” Trigg said. “There’s really not that much to say. Just have got to let time tell. I really want to see the campuses before I commit or make any decisions like that.”
Trigg, who had over 80 catches last season, had a big Friday night in his season opener with 10 catches for 147 yards.