Editor's note: This week we continue to break down each of LSU's position groups as we prepare for the Tigers to open preseason practice in early August. After examining the offensive positions last week, today we shift to the other side of the ball with the defensive line.
With three new assistant coaches and four early enrollees in the fold, LSU is scheduled to open spring practice on Saturday. As is the case each spring, there are a number of positions that are up for the grabs for the Tigers.
It's never too early to look ahead to next year. Here are seven prospects in the 2015 class who could make their mark in future editions of the Ultimate ESPN 300. DT Daylon Mack (Texas A&M): Last year it was DE Myles Garrett who made a splash for the Aggies, and Mack is expected to do the same in 2015.
about 158 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail
The days of waiting for youngsters to make impact in college football are over. If you're a top freshman prospect, you're expected to come in and contribute. So much for slacking on your training before prom.
about 167 days ago | Edward Aschoff | NCF On The Trail
There is only one new face among SEC head coaches this year -- Florida's Jim McElwain -- but a number of the league's head honchos face increased pressure to perform in 2015. Continuing this week's SEC series of post-signing day roundtable discussions, today we'll examine the conference coaches who are under pressure to make something happen after signing their newest class of recruits.
about 168 days ago | ESPN.com staff | NCF On The Trail
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.
OXFORD, Miss. -- Just like every other coach, Hugh Freeze stood in front of the media on national signing day and discussed his 2015 recruiting class. He said it might be the best class, top to bottom, since he has been at Ole Miss.
about 172 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | NCF On The Trail
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's coaching staff had not fully completed its 2015 signing class before 2016 was already front-and-center in the coaches' minds. Only three days after national signing day, LSU will stage its "Boys From the Boot" recruiting weekend where it will host many of the state's up-and-coming prospects -- so getting the state's top talent on campus this weekend became an immediate top priority.
about 173 days ago | David Ching | NCF On The Trail
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Based upon his good fortune over the past few weeks, Jeff Grimes should consider buying lottery tickets. Three weeks after learning that draft-eligible starters Vadal Alexander and Jerald Hawkins would return for another season, LSU's offensive line coach cleaned up on national signing day -- effectively addressing the Tigers' biggest area of need for this 25-man recruiting class.
about 174 days ago | David Ching | NCF On The Trail