Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tyrann Matthieu Makes LSU Commitment #19

St. Augustine High School cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (above, #13) impressed LSU's coaching staff at camp and earned an offer. He immediately accepted the offer and became LSU's 19th commitment of the 2010 class. Mathieu doesn't have ideal size at just 5'9" or 5'10", but he really stood out at Tennessee's camp last month and did so again this week. He reportedly has everything you need from a true cornerback. He has fluid hips and outstanding recovery speed. Judging by his film, he isn't afraid to lay a big hit either. I had Mathieu ranked #12 on my Louisiana rankings released last month.

Mathieu's commitment likely closes the door on Tony Hurd's chances of receiving an offer from LSU.

A couple of 2011 prospects from Redemptorist high school received good news this week. Running back Jeremy Hill and offensive tackle La'El Collins both received verbal offers from LSU. Both guys are very high on LSU and will likely be early commitments for next year's class. Don't be surprised to see them on LSU's commitment list next March.

North De Soto athlete Curtis Carter attended LSU's camp but left without a much desired offer. LSU will continue to recruit Carter, and he may still be a part of this class. With 19 commitments already, LSU can afford to be very picky down the stretch.

Hahnville running back Alfred Blue had more success than Carter. Blue was recently re-classified from the Class of 2011 to the Class of 2010 since he'll be graduating high school a year early. Considered a very good prospect, Blue wasn't thought to be too prevalent on LSU's radar. But while competing against bigger names such as Dontae Williams and Nick Parker, Blue earned an offer from LSU's staff. Blue's offer further confuses LSU's recruiting at the running back position for this class.

What isn't confusing is that Texas running back Lache Seastrunk is at the top of that list. Seastrunk stayed at LSU for six days, which speaks volumes as to his interest level in playing for LSU in 2010 and beyond.

It was confirmed that Florida linebacker Jeff Luc and defensive tackle Richard Ash were in attendance at camp.

With approximately six spots left to fill in this class, I see LSU taking the following positions:


OK, that's seven spots but I believe the staff is still targeting a key player at each of those spots.


It was announced today that LSU's home games against USL and Vanderbilt will both kickoff at 6:00 PM Central and will be televised on ESPNU.


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