Having a highly ranked recruiting class and a bunch of four-star signees sounds good in the spring and summer, but it's a different story when the season begins. The freshmen who are game-ready are the ones who get the playing time, no matter their star rating.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- How deep is the football talent in Louisiana? Consider this: Every football bowl subdivision (FBS) conference in the nation has had a least two Louisiana players sign letters of intent with its member schools for the 2013 recruiting cycle, according to the ESPN database of recruits.
For ESPN 300 prospect Tevin Lawson, being a grayshirt wasn't good enough. A long-time LSU commit, Lawson (Denham Springs, La./Denham Springs) lost interest in the Tigers when his offer was changed to a grayshirt offer just over a week before signing day.
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ESPN 300 prospect Tevin Lawson (Denham Springs, La./Denham Springs) might still be a week away from deciding his future. After visiting Kentucky over the weekend, Lawson will fly to TCU for an official visit Wednesday morning, his high school coach, Dru Nettles said.
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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. -- It looked so simple for LSU heading into the last weekend before signing day. With 26 committed players in the class and nobody left that wasn't already a longshot, the Tigers looked like they just might just tiptoe quietly to a relatively drama-free signing day, a No.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- So much activity, so little resolution. LSU hosted the nation's No. 1 player, who was considered a long shot before the weekend. He met celebrities, attended a rap concert and seemed to leave Baton Rouge with a good vibe toward the Tigers.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It was a bombshell that Denham Springs, La., head coach Dru Nettles wasn't expecting. LSU informed one of Nettles' players, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Tevin Lawson, on Monday that he no longer had a regular scholarship offer from LSU.
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