Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Big Recruiting Weekend Coming Up

LSU's coaching staff is taking advantage of the crazy atmosphere this weekend by hosting their biggest recruiting weekend of the year.  A number of LSU's current commitments, as well as prospects they're still recruiting, will be on hand.  A number of the state's top juniors will be visiting as well as the staff will attempt to get a head start on the Class of 2011.   Here is what we know regarding who is visiting:

Dallas area commitments OL Evan Washington and WR Mike Davis are currently planning to take their official visits this weekend.  Making unofficial visits are the following LSU commitments:

ATH Sam Gibson - Prattville, AL
DE Jordan Allen - West Monroe, LA
OL Elliott Porter - New Orleans, LA
TE Nick Jacobs - Many, LA
S Eric Reid - Dutchtown, LA
LB/DE Justin Maclin - Memphis, TN
LB Luke Muncie - Klein, TX (Houston area)
TE Travis Dickson - Ocean Springs, MS
DB Ronnie Vinson - New Orleans, LA
OL Cameron Fordham - Duluth, GA

Joining the group of LSU commitments are the following LSU targets:

RB Lache Seastrunk - Temple, TX
WR Trovon Reed - Thibodaux, LA
WR Jarrett Fobbs - Shreveport, LA
DT Richard Ash - Pahokee, FL
DT Cassius Marsh - Westlake Village, CA
DB Joshua Shaw - Palmdale, CA
LB CJ Mosley - Theordore, AL (Mobile area)

It's great that these guys will be able to experience Death Valley in its finest hour.  It will certainly help the Tigers with their top two targets, Seastrunk and Reed.   Fobbs is currently a Texas A&M commitment but has been looking LSU's way more and more recently.  This weekend will go a long way in helping to turn him.  Marsh and Shaw, both from California, should probably be considered long shots for LSU.  However, both have some family ties to Louisiana which could put LSU in the picture for them.  LSU really needs DTs in this class and would gladly welcome Marsh.   Meanwhile, Shaw is just an outstanding prospect that LSU would find room for.   As for Mosely, he is a very fast linebacker that LSU would like to have; however, he's recently stated that Auburn and Alabama are his leaders and that he'd prefer to stay in state.  We'll see if a crazy night in Tiger Stadium can change his mind at all. 

With LSU having limited space remaining in their 2010 class, the coaches are looking ahead to the Class of 2011 and several of the state's top juniors will be in attendance as well. 

Both of LSU's 2011 commitments, OL La'El Collins and RB Jeremy Hill will be in the house.  They'll be helping the coaches recruit the following juniors:

DT Anthony Johnson - New Orleans, LA
DT Chuck Hunter - West Monroe, LA
WR Jarvis Landry - Lutcher, LA
DE Jermauria Rasco - Shreveport LA
RB Kenny Hilliard - Patterson, LA
OL Corey White - Baton Rouge, LA

More guys will be there, but the above group makes up the core of what the state of Louisiana's Top 10 will look like at this time next year.  Collins, Johnson, Landry, Rasco, and Hilliard look like the state's top five junior prospects at this point with Johnson getting the nod as the top guy in my opinion.  Considering they're only halfway through their junior year, a lot can still happen. 

With all of these prospects on campus, I expect to hear some recruiting tidbits early next week which could give us some things to talk about during LSU's bye week.


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