Saturday, February 20, 2010

LSU Lands A Pair Of Commitments At Junior Day

LSU hosted a number of prospects on campus Saturday, and they landed a couple of verbal commitments for the Class of 2011 in the process. 

St. James reciever Alonzo Lewis decided to become a Tiger.  Lewis is a big receiver at 6'3" 200 pounds.  He does not have blazing speed, but he has a lot of potential to develop into a big-time player.  Lewis attended the U.S. Army Junior Combine in January and ran a slow 40 time.  Lewis excels at running good routes and using his body and strength to shield defenders. 

LSU also landed their first out of state commitment in League City, TX linebacker Trevon Randle.  Randle is a well put together 6'1" 205 pounds and has tons of speed.  He chose LSU over offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Arizona.  He was also expected to receive an offer from Texas.  Randle was an all-state linebacker in Texas and also played a good deal on offense. It's early, but rates Randle as the #5 outside linebacker in the nation while Rivals has him on their Rivals 250 Watch List.   He's also ranked #22 on Lone Star Recruiting's Texas Top 100 list.  Here is some video of Randle:

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A number of other prospects were in attendance on Saturday such as:
DT Mickey Johnson
WR  Bradley Sylve
OL  Sedrick Flowers
OL  Trai Turner
OL  Jonah Austin
QB  Zach Oliver
S/LB  Renaldo Thomas
ATH  Ryan Byrd
CB  Nick Shepard

The following LSU Commitments were also on hand:
RB Terrance Magee
RB  Kenny Hilliard
OL  La'El Collins
DT  Anthony Johnson
WR  Jarvis Landry

Three other prospects were on campus, but they were attending a track meet which happened to be taking place on Saturday.   It's unclear whether they were able to take part in any of the Junior Day activities or meet with the coaches while they were on campus.  Those players were:

OL  Greg Robinson
DB  T.K. Fleming
ATH  Effrem Reed

Despite all of the prospects that were on LSU's campus Saturday, the players who chose not to attend raised just as many eyebrows. 

LSU running back commitment Jeremy Hill chose to attend Alabama's Junior Day rather than LSU's.  This was after he apparently told that he was going to LSU late Friday night.  Hill probably just wanted to take a trip to check out another school, but it's still not a great sign that he decided to do so when LSU wanted him on campus. 

Rayville High School's Quinton Griffin (TE) and Gerand Johnson (DT) were both in Tuscaloosa as well. 

Evangel high school defensive end Jermauria Rasco and West Monroe defensive tackle Chuck Hunter were also in Alabama.  Rasco was originally scheduled to attend LSU's Junior Day. 

LSU is planning on having a second Junior Day in March on the same day as the Spring Game.  Many of the prospects that missed Saturday's Junior Day are planning to attend in March.


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