Hiring of LSU cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond made official by Florida
Raymond spent 10 seasons as the Tigers' cornerbacks coach and developed seven First-Team All-Americans during his time with the program.
Heading into this season he was the Tigers' longest-standing active on-field coach and in the midst of his second stint with the program, after spending three seasons as an assistant from 2006-08 before leaving to become the cornerback's coach at Utah State.
His potential replacement is former Notre Dame co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks, as it was reported on Wednesday that he was joining Brian Kelly at LSU by The Athletic.
The hiring of Cooks as a defensive assistant coach, with no position specific yet, was made official by LSU on Friday.
Raymond was a particularly strong recruiter, leading the way in the Tigers' success in landing five-star prospects Derek Stingley Jr., Eli Ricks, Kayshon Boutte, Kristian Fulton and Jamal Adams.
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Florida's decision to bring in Raymond comes at a time when the Gators had just hired former Louisiana coach Napier as its coach. Napier was also in Louisiana recruiting on Tuesday, as he was pictured with uncommitted four-star running back prospect TreVonte' Citizen.
As a player, Raymond was a three-year starter in the secondary for LSU and played in the NFL for six seasons.
After his playing career, he became a defensive coordinator at New Iberia high school and went on to hold the same position at Westgate before transitioning to LSU in 2006.