Monday, April 22, 2013
LSU poised for a monster recruiting class
By Chris Low
The ESPN recruiting folks released their early class rankings last week for the 2014 class, and five SEC teams were in the top 10.
Florida was No. 2, followed by Texas A&M at No. 3, LSU at No. 4, Tennessee at No. 7 and Ole Miss at No. 9.
Again, it's extremely early in the process, but LSU is in prime position to have a monster recruiting class in 2014.
The Tigers already have commitments from five ESPN 150 prospects, which is more than any other school in the SEC at this point. Florida has four and Alabama and Texas A&M three apiece.
But here's the best news for LSU: Seven of the top 40 prospects in the ESPN 150 are from the state of Louisiana, including the No. 1 overall prospect -- running back Leonard Fournette of New Orleans.
Talk about a bumper crop from one state. Not even California, Florida or Texas has seven top 40 players in the initial release of the 2014 ESPN 150.
What's more, all seven of the Louisiana prospects in the top 40 of the ESPN 150 have yet to commit, meaning the Tigers could really clean up if they keep most of the top players in-state at home this year.
All told, there are 11 players from the state of Louisiana in the 2014 ESPN 150.