Leonard Fournette is the best running back—and arguably the best player—in the 2014 class. That's why any update regarding his recruitment makes the news.
The latest update from Fournette is that he's made some changes to his official visit list. Most notably, LSU will be getting an official visit now.
Kipp Adams of 247Sports reported the news on Twitter.
LSU was previously not going to receive an official visit from Fournette, but that was only because he'd been there multiple times unofficially, per a report from Adams in early August. When that list first came out, it featured USC, Alabama, Michigan, Florida and probably Miami.
It seems like LSU will now get an official visit, but that means another program must be kicked off the list. At least for now, that school is USC.
USC is a national power, but, to be frank, the team doesn't feel like much of a player in the race for Fournette. His 247Sports interest list has always featured a two-school race between Alabama and LSU, and Michigan has recently become an interesting outlier.
For the record, USC is still listed as a warm interest even though the Trojans lost out on the visit here. Still, Lane Kiffin's program doesn't feel like a huge player for the top running back.
Florida and Miami will each get a nice boost from a possible official visit, but one has to wonder just how much that will help them gain ground on the big two. Fournette just looks like he should be playing for either LSU or Alabama, so it would truly be an upset if he went anywhere else.
With that said, official visits allow schools to show off what they can offer a recruit, and it's not as if Michigan, Florida and Miami have nothing to offer. In particular, the Wolverines and Gators are trying to build national contenders, so there's surely a lot to like.
Do note that Adams reported Fournette was "pretty sure" this would be his official visit list. It has already changed once, so it wouldn't be surprising if it changed again.
Fournette is the No. 1 running back in the 2014 class, and he's the No. 2 overall recruit, according to 247Sports. According to his 247Sports crystal ball, 93 percent of 55 experts predict he'll end up at LSU. The rest predict Alabama.
We'll have to wait and see how these official visits impact those predictions, if at all.
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