Monday, July 6, 2009


I apologize for not posting an update in a week or so but going out of town for work as well as moving (still not done) have slowed me down a bit. The good news is that you haven't missed a whole lot. But here are some general updates to pass along.


LSU signee Chad Stang, who was drafted in the 8th round by the Brewers, signed a pro contract. So he'll be going to the minor leagues and won't be a part of the LSU program. None of the other LSU players or signees have signed yet. August 15th is the deadline and we'll continue to keep a close eye on everyone until then.


It's not "official" but Georgia running back Storm Johnson will be an LSU Commitment soon. Several media outlets have quotes from Johnson saying that LSU is his choice. He is visiting LSU next week and will make it official on his visit. Johnson is a heck of a prospect. Rivals rates him as the nation's 14th running back, and they have him in their Top 250 players overall. Johnson is a "big back" at 6'1" 215 pounds, but he runs with good power and has a lot of "shake" to him for a bigger back. He may not be able to "shake" too many players at the college level, but he has more than enough power to get things done. He's very similar to Charles Scott or Lebrandon Toefield coming out of high school and even reminds me of 2009 signee Mike Ford. Though in-state schools Georgia and Georgia Tech declined to offer, Johnson does have offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida, and Florida State. Here is some video of Storm:

Other than Storm's pending commitment, LSU is preparing for their 2nd camp of the summer and a lot of big names should be in attendance. One guy that may be in attendance is Louisiana athlete Curtis Carter. Carter's stock has been sky rocketing of late, and he recently impressed again at a camp in Texas. Carter has serious speed, great athleticism, and soft hands. He logged a 4.37 in the 40 and a 37-inch vertical jump. I recently tabbed Carter as one of the state's Top Ten players. I'm thinking Carter may earn an LSU offer if he indeed attends LSU's camp. Nebraska has done a great job recruiting Carter, and they currently lead for him. That may very well change if/when he receives an LSU offer. Alabama, TCU, and Missouri have also offered Carter. LSU may want Carter as a DB whereas Nebraska likes him on offense, and that may be a sticking point for him.

Cincinnati, Ohio athlete Spencer Ware continues to list LSU as one of his two favorites, along with North Carolina. Ware is a 5'11" 220 pound athlete that holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and West Virginia as well. He claims he'll visit LSU soon and then make a decision. However, it's tough to figure what position Ware projects at. Some think running back while others think linebacker or safety. Meanwhile, he plays QB for his high school team. I'm not sure what position LSU is recruiting him for. Ware is rated 4-stars by both Scout and Rivals. Here is some video of Ware, though the quality is not great:

Mississippi offensive lineman Wes Rea has been a lean to LSU for some time. However, Rea is also a very good baseball player and he recently received an offer from Mississippi State for baseball. It really seems like Rea would prefer to play baseball and that offer certainly made things interesting. He has stated that he does not want to play both sports in college. Rea is supposed to attend LSU's camp where he's expected to pick up an offer from Les Miles.

As the camp gets closer, I'll try and put together a good list of who is attending.


Lots of rumors are circulating that LSU is on the verge of agreeing to a game with a BCS conference team at a neutral site for the 2010 season. The biggest rumor is that LSU may play North Carolina in Atlanta to open the season. An SEC team and ACC team are meeting in Atlanta for a season kickoff game each year. Alabama met Clemson in 2008. Alabama returns in 2009 to play Virginia Tech. The 2011 game is already set between Tennessee and North Carolina State. I think this would be a great way for LSU to open up the 2010 season. LSU already has West Virginia on the home schedule for that season.


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