LSU may have lost recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson to a head coaching job at University of Texas-San Antonio, but the Les Miles recruiting train is still rolling right along.
The Tigers missed out on QB recruit Dwayne Haskins but everything else they have touched this week turned into gold.
One recruit who was already on campus, got some good news.
Texas WR Dee Anderson was cleared to enroll early. He has started classes and will participate in the spring program.
Anderson is a 4-star recruit who missed his senior season after transferring high schools. That meant he missed out on all of his chances to impress and move up in the receiver rankings, but the 6’5″ 205 pound athlete is a major pickup for the Tigers.
In another “big” news item, 6’7″ John Curtis offensive tackle Willie Allen announced his commitment to LSU. LSU had to beat Alabama, Ole Miss, and TCU for Allen’s services.
If you haven’t seen the feature ESPN Recruiting Nation did on Willie Allen you should check it out here:
The final piece of LSU’s big recruiting week was today’s announcement by the #1 player in the state.
Rashard Lawrence is a dominating force on the defensive line, and will press for playing time as a true freshman. Ohio State reportedly tried to pull him away from LSU by promising him a starting job as a true freshman.
Lawrence decided to stay at home instead; where he will likely serve as an understudy to returning starters Christian LaCouture and Davon Godchaux.
The two new recruits vaulted LSU back to the top of the national recruiting rankings. LSU has never finished with the consensus #1 ranked recruiting class.
This class could be a historic one in other ways. LSU has never signed more than seven of the states Top 10 recruits, and eight are currently committed — with another reportedly leaning to LSU. LSU also has a chance to be the first school to sign 20 members of the ESPN 300.
Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles leads his team toward Tiger Stadium prior to kickoff against the Texas A&M Aggies. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
The big recruiting week is a prelude to a big weekend. LSU has another ful slate of official campus visits set for this weekend.
Current LSU commits Erick Fowler, Caleb Roddy, Eric Monroe and Jakori Savage will be in Baton Rouge. Uncommitted prospects Travon Mullen, Deontay Anderson, and Juaun Wiliams are scheduled for visits; with current TCU commit Sci Martin rounding out the bunch.
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Texas has been making a late push for Erick Fowler, and the LSU coaching staff really need to solidify this one. Deontay Anderson and Trayvon Mullen are both big time prospects who are leaning towards LSU.
Jauan Williams has quetly turned into one of the most fougt over recruits during the stretch run to signing day. He is a high 4-star athlete being recruited by all the big names: Ohio St., Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida St. and Oklahoma State are all recruiting him, and LSU Coach Jeff Grimes is trying to make a big late push to secure him for the Tigers.
The next two weekends are crucial for LSU Recruiting as they try to “seal the deal” on the number one recruiting class in the nation.
Wherever they finish one thing is certain: this class will likely have LSU at least “in the conversation” for the College Football Playoffs for the next three or four years…..