LSU still pushing 4-star QB Jarren Williams

LSU’s hunt for a quarterback in its 2018 recruiting class continues.

While 4-star dual-threat Justin Rogers remains the target of note for the Tigers, the coaching staff remains keen on Kentucky verbal Jarren Williams.

Williams, who briefly reopened his recruitment in the spring following a visit to Baton Rouge for junior day, told SEC Country that LSU is one of two teams that is still pushing to flip the 4-star passer.

“There have been some teams, like LSU has been in contact with me. And South Carolina. That’s really the only two teams that’ve been in contact with me,” Williams said. “I haven’t really been talking to a lot of coaches like that except for Coach [Eddie] Gran, Coach [Darin] Hinshaw. I’ve just been focusing on the team and making sure everybody’s on the same page trying to win this year.”

Williams, who measures up at 6-foot-2 and 206 pounds, is the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

LSU extended an offer to Williams during his visit in the spring and will likely host him again this fall when he takes his official visits.

LSU is not currently in a strong position to take a quarterback in this year’s recruiting class, but the need is there.

Lindsey Scott Jr. elected to transfer earlier this month True freshmen Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse are behind redshirt senior Danny Etling on the Tigers’ depth chart along with Justin McMillan. With McMillan slipping down the pecking order during camp, it is unclear whether his future will be in Baton Rouge.

Williams is one of LSU’s top remaining targets on the quarterback board for 2018 along with Rogers and 5-star Justin Fields.

When asked if the Tigers were his No. 2 team, the 4-star Kentucky pledge said: “I wouldn’t even really say that because I’m not focused on that right now. I’m focused on the season.”

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