My guess is he's waiting to see if LSU offers him, and LSU is waiting to see if they miss out on other targets first. Just my guess though.
My guess is that our staff doesn't feel like our primary SDE and/or our depth at SDE is quite ready to ball. Let us not forget that Hunter hasn't played, yet he's more experienced at the college level than the handful of incoming true freshman that everyone's claiming we're going to have to rely on heavily this upcoming year. Also, Maclin looks like our second option SDE at this time with Allen being WDE behind Rasco. Maclin is supposedly not big on contact or something, so that's not a great looking situation from the outside.
In principle, this looks like a very smart more to me to go after a SDE that we KNOW can at least add depth right away if not win the job.