Just as Louisiana State University’s Athletics Department was putting the fininishing touches on the agreement to play in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Georgia Tech this past Sunday, head coach Les Miles was on another recruiting trip. Miles has 21 commitments to date and hopes to make the 2009 recruiting class one of the best, if not the best recruiting year on the books at LSU.
There are a number of impressive high school prospects which will certainly enhance this young team which are also included in both the State and National Top 100 Prospect Lists.
The commitments so far for the LSU Tigers are:
Russell Shepard, quarterback from Houston, TX, has a 5 star rating from rival.com and scout.com
Chris Davenport, defensive tackle from Mansfield, LA, 5 star rating and No. 2 on LA Top 100 Prospect List
Craig Loston, safety with over 40 offers, LA
Janzen Jackson, wide receiver from Barbe High School, LA
Michael Ford, running back from Leesville, LA
Lamin Barrow, linebacker from Marrero, LA
Dominque Allen, fullback from Paris, TN
Morris Claiborne, (ATH) from Shreveport, LA
Akien Hicks, defensive end from Sacramento, CA
Kenny Bell, wide receiver from Rayville, LA
Derek Helton, punter from Kansas
Josh Williford, offensive lineman from Dothan, AL
Stavion Lowe, offensive lineman from Brownwood, TX
Carneal Ainsworth, offensive lineman from Baton Rouge, LA
Chris Faulk, offensive lineman from Slidell, LA
Keviin Minter, linebacker from Peachtree, GA
Dexter Pratt, running back from TX
Chris Garrett, quarterback from Tupelo, MS
Drayton Calhoun, (ATH) from Tucker, GA
Joshua Downs, defensive lineman from Bastrop, LA
Michael Brockers, defensive end from Houston, TX
The regular football season has ended for the LSU Tigers with a 7-5 record and with just a wee bit of a disappointment for LSU Tiger fans. The entire season has had a couple of strange turns and events, which left the team with red shirt Jordan Jefferson as the only healthy quarterback at the end of the regular season. Let’s hope that Les has his eye out for a couple of new quarterbacks, just in case we have a repeat next year.
The Tigers will be playing in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on December 31, 2008 against No. 14 Georgia Tech at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
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