1.  Kenny Hilliard - Patterson HS - 6'0" 220 pounds:  Hilliard has probably been the state of Louisiana's best running back over the last two years. Physically, he's got the body to play college football right now. Despite being Dalton Hilliard's nephew, Kenny is much bigger than Dalton and runs with a different style.  Hilliard doesn't have great top end speed, but he is decisive running the ball, and he accelerates quickly through the line. He navigates through traffic surprisingly well for a big guy. After his initial cut, he doesn't shy away from contact and punishes defenders. He runs with a good low pad level. He's also a good receiver out of the backfield.  He running style reminds me of former Tennessee Vol Jamal Lewis.

2.  Terrance Magee - Franklinton HS - 5'9" 190 pounds:  Magee is a fantastic athlete who plays quarterback for Franklinton but projects as a running back in college. Magee has a very powerful lower body that is reminiscent of Dalton Hilliard and has great strength for someone who is under 200 pounds. He's got very good speed and could outrun defenders at the college level. He could stand to add some bulk to his upper body which would enable him to take the pounding he'll see at the next level. I am very high on Magee and won't be surprised if he turns out to be the best of the three backs in this class.

3.  Jeremy Hill - Redemptorist HS - 6'1" 220 pounds:  Hill is another "big back" with a ton of potential. He's awfully similar to Hilliard though not quite the bruiser at the point of contact.  He makes up for that with exceptional vision, often making the right cut and finding a hole through the front seven and into the secondary. He runs very decisively. Hill doesn't have great speed, but it's not bad at all for a guy who is 220 pounds. His running style reminds me a lot of Stevan Ridley.

4.  Jarvis Landry - Lutcher HS - 5'11" 180 pounds:  Landry is a college-ready receiver that should be able to contribute right away at the next level.  He runs very precise routes and can get open with ease.  Landry has great hands and catches the ball away from his body. He's also deadly after the catch.  He is not a blazer but does have good speed.  His style of play will remind Tiger fans of Josh Reed. Despite being an LSU Commitment, Landry will have offers from every major school and will be heavily recruited. At camps last summer, Landry outperformed all other receivers in attendance including some 5-star guys from the Class of 2010.  He's the real deal and a must-get for LSU.

5.  Alonzo Lewis - St. James HS - 6'3" 190 pounds: James has very good size at receiver and should be a very physical player in college. He attended the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in January and ran a slow 40 time while he was there. However, I've seen a few clips of him from the combine and he looks to have plenty of speed.  He seems to be another in the growing line of successful big LSU receivers. LSU coaches saw Lewis first hand at a camp last summer, and they obviously liked what they saw. Lewis received a very early offer from Les Miles.

6.  La'El Collins - Redemptorist HS - 6'4" 285 pounds:  Collins is an elite offensive tackle prospect, and Louisiana hasn't seen too many of them over the last several years. Collins really made a name for himself at some camps last summer. He has great footwork and uses his hands extremely well. He also has great strength and can get after it when run blocking.  He looks like a future multi-year starter for LSU at offensive tackle, a future multi-year All-SEC performer, and a potential first round pick. That's a hell of a lot to project for someone, but Collins is that kind of prospect. He's a candidate to be a five star prospect and a Top 20 player nationally.

7.  Corey White - Capitol HS - 6'4" 290 pounds: White is a very solid offensive guard prospect. He has big size and good strength. He's a mauler and uses his enormous size to overpower opponents at the high school level which he won't be able to do as frequently in college. White does lack agility and quickness, and he'll be much more effective as a straight ahead run blocker rather than someone who will pull and get in front of a running play to the outside.

8.  Trai Turner - St. Augustine HS - 6'5" 340 pounds

9.  Anthony Johnson - O.Perry Walker HS - 6'3" 295 pounds:  Johnson has the nickname "Freak" for a reason. He is an absolute monster and is virtually unblockable. He is naturally very strong and very quick off the ball. He finished his junior season with 89 tackles and 16 sacks. He seems to get into the opponent's backfield at will. In my opinion, he's the best prospect in the state this year and a Top 15 player nationally.

10.  Quentin Griffin - Breaux Bridge HS - 6'4" 260 pounds - Griffin was recruited to LSU as a big defensive end, and he has the frame to play both end or tackle.  He's currently a very lean 6'4" 260 pounds with a large wingspan.  His film is impressive, and he shows incredible potential and a willingness to never give up on a play.  He tends to play a little high but that's not too uncommon for a high school lineman.  I can see him as a Marquise Hill / Tyson Jackson type of strongside defensive end or as a quicker interior lineman. 

11.  Trevon Randle - League City, TX - 6'1" 205 pounds:  Randle is a tremendous all around athlete and brings a lot of speed to the linebacker position. He gets to the ball carrier in a hurry and then delivers that "punch" you like to see when he makes a hit. While he's a bit light for a college linebacker, he has plenty of time to grow, and I suspect he'll end up playing at around 220 pounds at LSU. Randle also plays running back in high school. Randle was a top target of Texas and also had offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, and UCLA. While the state of Louisiana is loaded with talent this year, linebacker is one position that is lacking. For LSU to be able to go out of state and fill that void with a player of Randle's caliber is impressive.


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