BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's 2014 recruiting class was important, not just because of the significant talent infusion that it provided, but also because of the numerous holes that the Tigers needed to fill.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With LSU's summer semester under way, new players who graduated from their previous schools in May are on campus and taking part in summer workouts. The one exception is defensive back Rashard Robinson, who will use summer school to try to become academically eligible for the fall.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It's a bit of a gamble. LSU took no running backs in its 2013 signing class and enters 2014 with only four scholarship running backs on its roster. Given a good season by sophomore Jeremy Hill -- who will be three years out of high school by season's end and, thus, draft eligible -- LSU might lose two more at season's end (Alfred Blue is a senior).
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's 26-player recruiting class is signed, sealed and delivered. Well, maybe. We've yet to see where Priest Willis will go or whether Tevin Lawson will accept LSU's grayshirt offer instead of choosing a conventional scholarship offer elsewhere.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- When Kentwood (La.) Jewel Sumner coach Zephaniah Powell said Cowboys safety Jeremy Cutrer was a "priority" in LSU's recruiting class, he wasn't kidding. Cutrer is the only safety in LSU's 27-man class, a need area for the Tigers, especially with more teams forcing them to use 5- and 6-man secondaries against spread offenses.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- At the end of his weekend trip to LSU, Tashawn Bower sent a Tweet that said "1 visit to go." Duke Riley stayed in Baton Rouge an extra day. Eddie Jackson sent out an Instagram photo with a white No.