Monday afternoon, 2024 linebacker Xavier Aktins dropped his pledge from Missouri, with many expecting him to become an LSU commit rather quickly. Tuesday afternoon, he did just that and announced he will be taking his talents to Death Valley.
Atkins becomes the second commit in the 2024 class alongside four-star safety Maurice Williams, who made his announcement earlier in June.
A standout at the LSU Elite Camp back in June, Atkins really made his presence felt all over the field. Talking with defensive coordinator Matt House afterwards, it was clear the two could be a match made in heaven.
“Coach House was so great to work with at camp, and coach Sherman (Wilson) helped me so much with just answering questions and being there for me whenever I called him,” said Atkins. “He always had time for me and always made me feel like I would be a Tiger.”