The 2021 recruiting cycle is in full swing and the LSU Tigers are looking to replace some of the offensive firepower that they will be losing in the two NFL draft cycles. The Tigers are in need of WR help in the class and they have picked up a major recruit here in 4-star prospect Jojo Earle.
By Steve Wright
Earle – who is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 72 overall prospect in the class and the No. 13 WR – was heavily recruited both in his home state of Texas and from outside the borders. He has 27 scholarship offers to choose from when picking LSU and the Aledo High School star becomes the second Bearcats player in a month to commit to the Tigers after 2022 defensive back BJ Allen committed back on April 9.
Earle is a player that college coaches love because of his dynamic ability with the ball. He is not one of those tall, jump ball style wideouts – he check in at 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds – but he is an exhilarating playmaker in space. He is a player who knows how to win – Aledo won the past two Texas 5A D-II championship – doing so this fall with 84 catches for 1,601 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also added 11 scores on the ground.
That versatility is what Ed Orgeron will be looking for Earle to bring to his receiving corps. As you can see from the video, Earle is one of those players who can cut and burst without losing any speed. He has exceptionally quick feet and his route running is going to be top end by the time he takes on the college game. Earle just seems to drift past defenders with an ease and confidence in his movement that makes him a thread to score every time he touches the ball. He is also strong for his frame, allowing him to break tackles unless a defender is able to stick him with a shoulder, something that rarely happens thanks to his ability to be skinny in contact.