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Why LSU’s Coach Kelly has Been Very Successful in Recruiting?

LSU football coach Brian Kelly flew into Shreveport Regional Airport on Thursday morning and made visits to a number of Shreveport-Bossier City high schools.

The NCAA calendar indicates this is a “contact period” through Jan. 28 and college coaches can visit with coaches at schools about potential recruits. They can only visit with prospects who are currently seniors.

Kelly and assistant coach Brian Polian made stops at Captain Shreve, Calvary, Evangel and Parkway, posing for photos along the way. Shreve coach Adam Kirby met Kelly last year when he was in town recruiting Kendrick Law Jr., who ultimately signed with Alabama.

“I’m excited to have a good relationship with coach Kelly and his staff,” Kirby said. “They said they plan to focus more on North Louisiana in the future, so it’s good to expand on that relationship.”

There are a number of top recruits in Northwest Louisiana, including Parkway 2024 kicker Aeron Burrell, who has been offered by Houston and North Carolina among others, plus 2025 Panther defensive back Camaro Mayo, who has Nebraska, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State offers.

Evangel also has several top recruits in Tristan Santoro (Baylor offer), Gabriel Reliford, Parker Fulghum and Jacob Carpenter. Shreve has a couple of 2025 recruits in Tre Fuller and Devin Harper, who have been offered by Mississippi State and Tulane.

Calvary’s John Simon IV has Louisiana Tech and Grambling offers.