Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LSU and the 2010 NFL Draft; Recruiting and Football Update

The Senior Bowl is the premier event for college seniors to showcase their skills for NFL Scouts.  A number of LSU seniors have been invited to this prestigious game on January 30th.  The list of Tigers going to the Senior Bowl is as follows:

OT  Ciron Black
LB  Harry Coleman (may play DB)
WR  Brandon Lafell
RB  Charles Scott

A total of 25 players from the SEC will be participating in the Senior Bowl. 

The East-West Shrine game is a similar game for NFL Draft hopefuls.  The game is this Saturday, January 23.LSU has a couple of players in the East-West Shrine game as well.  They are:

TE  Richard Dickson
DE  Rahim Alem

The NFL Combine is where the best of the best of draft candidates go to run through drills, lift weights, interview with teams, etc.   LSU has a number of guys invited to the NFL Combine:

DE  Rahim Alem
DT  Charles Alexander
OT  Ciron Black
LB  Harry Coleman
CB  Chris Hawkins
RS  Trindon Holliday
WR  Brandon Lafell
LB  Perry Riley
RB  Charles Scott
RB  Keiland Williams
DT  Al Woods

LSU has more players invited to the NFL Combine than any other team in the SEC. 


With Justin Hunter's de-commitment on Tuesday, LSU is suddenly left with zero receiver commitments for the Class of 2010.   In my opinion, LSU needs at least three receivers in this class, and while Hunter is a very special prospect, there are still some very quality receivers out there.  Hunter is now committed to Tennessee. 

The status of defensive tackle Cassius Marsh is still up in the air, but LSU still has a chance of landing him.  The odds are that the hometown team (UCLA) will win out, but LSU isn't going down without a fight on this one. 

Les Miles and assistant Frank Wilson took a visit to Thibodaux to visit receiver Trovon Reed.  Reed is an Auburn commitment, and he seems very solid to Auburn.  LSU is trying to give Reed something to think about, and Reed is taking an official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend.  I still think it's a long shot for LSU to flip Reed, but the door isn't completely shut. 

Both Shreveport athlete Jarrett Fobbs and Belle Chase receiver James Wright are taking their official visit to LSU this weekend.   I believe that LSU is in very good shape with both guys and we could see one or both commit to LSU over the weekend or shortly after. 

Florida receiver Kadron Boone is visiting LSU on January 29.  LSU has a good chance at Boone, and I think LSU will be trying hard to get a good feel for Wright, Fobbs, and Reed prior to Boone's visit.

Dallas area quarterback Javia Hall is also visiting LSU on January 29.  Hall is a new name among LSU recruiting circles.  He is 6'2" 190 pounds and is currently committed to North Texas.   Hall is very athletic and it's unclear as to whether LSU is interested in him as a quarterback or as an athlete.  He could be a fall back option in the case that things don't go as desired with James Wright and Jarrett Fobbs. 

Additionally, many of LSU's commitments are visiting this weekend and they'll be doing their part to sway the three receivers that LSU is chasing. 

FOOTBALL reported late Wednesday night that defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is no longer part of the LSU Football program. 


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