Which Way Did He Go George? (LSU/Interesting Recruits Elsewhere)
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Which Way Did He Go George? (LSU/Interesting Recruits Elsewhere)
Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/15 at 10:33 pm
While taking my due diligence in the bathroom earlier with my Phil Steele preview, I came up with an idea for a post. I don't hold grudges on most recruits that head elsewhere and are still interested to see what they do at the next level.

This is not an attempt at a "Man we are dumb for not offering him" or "Man we are lucky to not offer him" thread, even though I have a feeling that will happen somewhat in here. It's more to just pay note to some of the former LSU recruits that are elsewhere. If you want, I can try to update their stats as this upcoming season goes on

I know I probably missed a few recruits as the information in his preview is so packed in I might have breezed over a name or two. You can include them and I'll be sure to add them. Also, the players that I have included can be found in the depth charts Phil has listed, which are stock full of players. So I might have missed some recruits that just didn't make his depth chart

One note: I know I missed a lot of the SEC recruits (such as the many that are at Alabama, A&M, Auburn, etc.) because they will be much easier to follow as the season starts up. If you really want, I can include some that you guys want listed. Also, I included barely any of the '13 recruits because they are still fresh on our minds and don't need much recognition right now

I hope this is appreciated as much as I think it may, but here it goes:

Adam Taylor (Fr.), RB, Nebraska: The questionable RB/Non RB take from last year is 5th RB listed. While they retain Ameer Abdullah from last year and the running threat of Taylor Martinez, they still use a number of RBs which could find Taylor some PT.

Adolphus Washington (So.), DE, Ohio State/ Dwayne Stanford (So.), WR, Oregon: The duo from Taft High in Ohio were an attempt by Miles to dig into Ohio once again, but Washington stayed home and Stanford went to the speed offense of Oregon. Washington is slated to start at DE where he had 3 sacks last year in spot duty. Stanford will be Oregon's third receiver and only had 11 receptions last year

Alonzo Moore (rFr.), WR, Nebraska: One of the late question marks of "Will LSU take him?" of the 2012 class. We passed and he went to Nebraska, where he red-shirted last year and is a backup WR this year with a shot at some PT.

Barry Sanders (rFr.), RB, Stanford: In my first installment of "Damn I feel old now", the son of Barry Sanders is listed as the 3rd RB, but with the departure of Stepfan Taylor, he has a chance to start.

Cardale Jones (rFr.), QB, Ohio State: We always have that QB recruit that splits this board, Cardale was one of those but Miles couldn't take him out of Ohio. Will be the 3rd QB, but could be handed the reigns next year. He has provided us humor already with his wonderful Tweet about athletes and class that garnered him a suspension in his redshirt year (don't know how that works).

Cassius Marsh (Sr.), DE, UCLA: Was committed to LSU for some time before the thought of leaving home got to him and he stayed home. He will start at DE for UCLA, where he has created havoc for the Pac-12 with 8 sacks last year.

Chase Rettig (Sr.), QB, Boston College: The brother of Hayden will be in his final year at Boston College, where he will have his 5th OC in 25 months. That must be fun for a QB. 3,065 yards, 17 TDs, 13 INTs last year.

Chris Davenport (Sr.), DT, Tulane: After never living up to his star rating and expectations here at LSU he will get one final chance to show his ability at DT at Tulane, where he is penned to start on the d-line.

Chucky Hunter (Jr.), DT, TCU: LSU fans will get to see the West Monroe product who went on to TCU after not getting an LSU offer. Hunter is listed as the start at DT, where he had 36 tackles and 3.5 sacks last year. You can pull for him after the first week of the year.

Curtis Riser (rFr.), RG, Texas: Some say that LSU was in good shape to get him and was supposed to visit LSU during a JR. Day in February. A rare snowstorm in Dallas cancelled those plans, he visited Texas the next week and we lost our ground on him. He is listed as the backup RG behind senior Mason Walters.

Dak Prescott (So.), QB, Mississippi State: Another one of those "Should we offer?" late recruits. If I recall, we did offer but it was too late and his connection with Dan Mullen was too much to overcome. He is slated as the backup behind Tyler Russel and serve as their running QB after rushing for 4 TDs (same number as passing TDs).

Daniel Sams (So.), QB, Kansas State: Sams never was really considered as an LSU offer but was well-recognized in the Louisiana circles. He is listed as the backup QB and should be used as their running QB after running for 3 TDs last year.

Darion Monroe (So.), FS, Tulane: Monroe became the marquee recruit for first-year coach Curtis Johnson and did not disappoint after leading the team in tackles with 97 and had 1 INT. Will start at FS again and should be a key contributor for the team.

Deion Sanders (Fr.), WR, SMU: In the second installment of "Damn I feel old now" Primetime's kid is listed as a backup WR at SMU.

Denzel Perryman (Jr.), LB, Miami: A LBer that I really enjoyed watching as a high school prospect but LSU was just unable to take him from home. Perryman is listed as the starting WLB again, where he notched 64 tackles and 1 INT last year.

Deon Bush, (So.), S, Miami: Another Florida recruit LSU could just not take from the allure of Miami. Bush is listed as a starter at safety, where he had 34 tackles and 3 PBUs in spot duty last year.

Derek Carr, (Sr.), QB, Fresno State: Yes it is the brother of #1 overall bust David Carr. He's beginning to garner some serious hype after 4,104 yards and 37 TDs last year.

Dexter Blackmon, (Sr.), DT, Arkansas State: Yes, I think they have cameras at Arkansas State. After missing out at LSU, Blackmon bounced around before ending up at ASU, where he is listed as a starter at DT and had 17 tackles with 1 INT last year.

Dominique Wheeler, (rFr.), WR, Texas Tech: A kid with an impressive high school film and was recruited by LSU before interest waned and he went to Texas Tech with his entertaining family. Listed as a backup WR, but with that offense, he will likely see significant PT.

D'Vario Montgomery, (So.), WR, USF: A guy that was liked by many on this board but was lower down on the board before winding up at South Florida. Listed as a starter at WR and only had 6 receptions for 65 yards last year.

Eli Rogers, (Jr.), WR, Louisville: Everyone knows Teddy Bridgewater by now, but the linchpin that sent him to Louisville was his high school teammate Rogers. Eli is listed as a starter after having 46 receptions for 505 yards and 4 TDs last year.

Elijah McGuire, (Fr.), RB, ULL: An entertaining recruit to watch had his age become a hindrance and led him to ULL, where he will be competing for playing time at RB.

Gionni Paul, (So.), LB, Undecided: Paul was another LBer that impressed me like former Miami mate Perryman. For whatever reason, Paul decided to leave Miami despite having 61 tackles and would have likely been their SLB starter.

Houston Bates, (Jr.), DE, Illinois: A numbers casualty for LSU in the 2010 class(the same that caught Elliot Porter), Bates moved on to Illinois, where he is listed as a starter at DE despite only having 18 tackles last year in spot duty.

Jameill Showers, (Jr.), QB, UTEP: I might be showing some alum bias here, but I get to for doing all of this. Showers was the next in line to take over at QB for Texas A&M until a redshirt freshman took the reigns from him on his way to a Heisman. Showers is a talented QB and will getthe chance to start at UTEP this year.

Jameis Winston, (rFr.), QB, Florida State: The threat of being drafted in the MLB scared some teams away, but LSU continued to try their best to get him before he decided on FSU. Winston will take over after E.J. Manuel leaves and is already garnering a lot of hype for his ability. He also showed his arm on a few occasions as an outfielder for the FSU baseball team.

James McFarland, (So.), DE, TCU: Like Chucky, LSU fans will get to see another West Monroe product the first week of the year. McFarland is listed as a starting DE after only having 6 tackles last year.

Javonte Magee, (So.), DT, Baylor: A d-line recruit LSU got in late on last year but wasn't enough to get him to leave home. A big DT, Magee is listed to start for Baylor after having 10 tackles in spot duty last year.

Jeff Luc, (Jr.), WLB, Cincinnati: One of the hardest hitting LBers I have ever seen on film, Luc never gained the other abilities needed at FSU and transferred to Cincy. Luc is listed as the starter at WLB, where he will look to finally make his mark somewhere.

Jeremiah Tshimanga, (rFr.), MLB, Oklahoma State: LSU showed some initial interest in him before moving on to better prospects, but most remember him because of his funny, freakish Rivals pic:
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He is listed as a backup MLB for the Cowboys and may be able to "muscle" his way into some PT.

Joe Morrow, (So.), WR, Mississippi State: A tall WR recruit that some on here wanted at LSU. Interest waned and he decided to stay at home. Morrow is listed as a starter at WR for MSU while only having 5 catches for 53 yards last year.

Jonathan McKnight, (Jr.), CB, Arizona: Despite not having the talent of older brother Joe, Jonathan has put together a nice career at Arizona. McKnight is listed as a starter at CB, where he had 51 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 INTs last year.

Jonathan Rumph, (Jr.), WR, Georgia: Rumph was one of the few JuCo WRs LSU was considering before settling on Leslie. Rumph is listed as a starter at WR for Georgia.

Kelvin Rainey, (rFr.), MLB, South Carolina: One of the athletic TEs we recruited last year that decided to stay on the East Coast, Rainey is now listed as a backup MLB for South Carolina. His athleticism will be on display there.

Kelvin York, (Sr.), RB, Utah: The other half of the impressive Dutchtown RB duo, scholly issues at USC and a knee injury in the JuCo ranks forced York to settle at Utah. York is listed as the starting RB after having 273 yards and 3 TDs last year.

Kendall Thompson, (Jr.), SLB, Texas: Voldemort himself became one of the more interesting LSU recruiting stories of all-time. Thompson is listed as the backup SLB after having 60 tackles and 2 sacks last year.

Lache Seastrunk, (Jr.), RB, Baylor: The centerpiece of the Willie Lyles investigation caused Lache to head to Oregon before transferring back home to Baylor. Lache is listed as the starter at RB and is gaining the Heisman hype after having 1,012 yards and 7 TDs despite Baylor having 4 players with more than 100 rushes last year.

Markeith Ambles, (Jr.), WR, Houston: A much-hyped WR coming out of high school had a number of issues that cut his tenure at Southern Cal short. He is now at Houston looking for a second opportunity, where he is listed as a backup WR but should see significant PT.

Marquise Williams, (So.), QB, North Carolina: Another QB that many on this board wanted and LSU recruited but stayed home on the East Coast. He is listed as 3rd on their QB depth chart after having 4 TDs (3 rushing) last year.

Mike Davis, (Sr.), WR, Texas: Once an LSU commit at the same time of Justin Hunter, but the allure of the Texas offer was too much and decided to stay in-state. A potential NFL draft pick, Davis is their top receiver after putting up 57 receptions, 939 yards and 7 TDs.

Morgan Moses (Sr.), LT, Virginia: Moses was an o-line prospect that LSU recruited last in his senior season. He has since chiseled down to a 6'6" 325 lb. frame that he has used to earn 31 starts during his tenure that at numerous positions. He is listed as their starting LT.

Nacho Garcia (So.), LT, Louisville: Nacho was a very intriguing prospect that LSU recruited early on, but injury concerns in his senior year waned interest with a lot of teams. He is listed as the start at LT for Louisville.

Nick James (So.), DT, Mississipi State: Nick impressed a lot with his Army combine performance and his massive size. LSU recruited him but couldn't get him away from his home state. James is listed as their starting DT this year despite only having 6 tackles in spot duty.

Otha Peters (So.), MLB, Arkansas: An LSU commit most years, Peters came out the wrong year and had to head to Arkansas due to the numbers game at LSU. Peters is listed as the starter at MLB after having 32 tackles last year.

Paul Turner (So.), WR, Louisiana Tech: Turner could never just find a spot at LSU. After being buried in the CB and WR depth charts, Turner headed to Louisiana Tech, where he is listed as a starter for them at WR.

Ray Drew (Jr.), DE, Georgia: The pizza box just wasn't enough to take over his religious bonding with Richt. Drew has yet to make a solid impact for the Bulldogs (23 tackles, 8 QB hurries last year), but he is listed as their starting DE

Rod Crayton (Fr.), NT, Southern Miss: A DT that was liked on this board was beat out by a number of other prospects that LSU took and decided on Southern Miss. Crayton is listed as their backup NT and should see some PT.

Ryan Shazier (Jr.), WLB, Ohio State: LSU came very close to getting his signature after he decommitted from Florida late. He decided on Ohio State and has been a solid player for them. Shazier is listed as the starter at WLB after having 115 tackles, 5 sacks and 11 PBUs last year.

Shiro Davis (So.), DE, Texas: Why can't we be friends? After making comments about dissension within the LSU ranks and some shady dealings, Shiro winded up at Texas (3 tackles last year), where he is listed as a backup DE behind Cedric Reed.

Stavion Lowe, (Sr.), RT, SMU: After injuries and getting stuck deep in the depth chart, Lowe has winded up at SMU, where he is listed as the starter at RT for them.

Storm Johnson, (Jr.), RB, UCF: The more modern version of Dexter Pratt, LSU recruited Storm but character concerns ceased that. After some time at Miami, Storm transferred to Central Florida, where he is listed as the starter after having 507 yards and 4 TDs last year.

Terrance Broadway, (Jr.), QB, ULL: Broadway's size scared a number of teams away before he settled on Houston. After transferring due to PT there, he headed to ULL, where he is listed as the starting QB after scoring 26 total TDs last year.

Terrell Lathan, (So.), DL, TCU: With the suspension of Devonte Fields, LSU could potentially face 3 West Monroe d-linemen in their first game next year. Lathan is listed as a backup DT but could move outside to DE with his versatility.

Timmy Jernigan, (Jr.), DT, Florida State: Family won out at the last second and Jernigan decided to stay home despite a reported silent commitment to LSU. Jernigan is listed as a starting DT after having 46 tackles and 1.5 sacks last year.

Torrodney Prevot, (Fr.), SLB, Oregon: Prevot's lack of weight scared off a number of teams closer to home, causing Prevot to head to Oregon, where they are hoping he can be the next Dion Jordan. Prevot is listed as the backup SLB.

Trevon Randle, (So.), WLB, Houston: A number of issues ended Randle's brief tenure at LSU before he could even see the field. Randle is now at Houston, where he is listed as their starting WLB, and hoping to show the ability that was seen on his high school film.

Trey Griffey, (rFr.), WR, Arizona: In the final installment of "Damn I'm getting old now" the son of the great Ken Griffey Jr. is listed as a starting WR for Arizona after red-shirting.

Trey Metoyer, (So.), WR, Oklahoma: Metoyer had a number of issues that delayed his start in college, and despite early recruitment from LSU, he headed to Oklahoma. Metoyer is listed as a starting WR for the Belldozer after having 17 catches and 1 TD last year.

I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I did typing this all out. I also hope you can respect my wishes to a certain extent that I posted up near the top of this after spending the amount of time I did on this.

Again, if I did miss any players that don't fall into the criteria I listed at the top, please let me know and I'll be sure to include them

Posted on Blog: Recruiting Blog
Category: LSU Football Recruiting

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Posted by Jakeyura on 6/15 at 10:44 pm to GeauxAggie972

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Posted by nolatrain504 on 6/15 at 10:47 pm to GeauxAggie972
Great post. Really enjoyed reading that. Thanks for the hard work

What happened to randall mackey,
Kentravus Aubry, quadry antoine. A few names that come to mind that were on radar and left the state

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Posted by tigerbait2010 on 6/15 at 10:56 pm to nolatrain504
Randall Mackey is at Ole Miss and oing well

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/15 at 10:58 pm to tigerbait2010
Mackey has actually graduated already

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Posted by smash williams on 6/15 at 11:06 pm to GeauxAggie972
Wow, great post.

Isn't Mike Davis still at Texas?

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Posted by Ironhead985 on 6/15 at 11:12 pm to GeauxAggie972
Finally, something that isn't negative! Great post! Great work!

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/15 at 11:44 pm to smash williams

Isn't Mike Davis still at Texas?

God, I thought he was already gone by now. He's listed now

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Posted by Lester Earl on 6/15 at 11:46 pm to Ironhead985
Cassius Marsh is a Sr already?

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/15 at 11:59 pm to Lester Earl

Cassius Marsh is a Sr already?

I was thinking junior at most, but I guess it's been awhile since that situation played out

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Posted by Jakeyura on 6/16 at 12:30 am to GeauxAggie972
I played at belle Chasse with Quadry still keep in touch with him a little, he was redshirted at MSU for his freshman year, he got a little playing time during the this years spring game.

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Posted by chinese58 on 6/16 at 12:41 am to GeauxAggie972
Thanks for doing this and sharing it. Really enjoyed reading all of it.

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Posted by rzd30 on 6/16 at 1:14 am to chinese58
Awesome job and I Ra'd

Les has kinda cooled on the whole Ohio concept. And that is very interesting about the WM D-Line now at TCU.

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Posted by LSUFreek on 6/16 at 1:26 am to GeauxAggie972
Yeah, Teddy Bridgewater might be our biggest "almost".

Most talented producer of them all, and would have solidified our greatest position of need for 3 years.

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/16 at 1:33 am to LSUFreek

Les has kinda cooled on the whole Ohio concept

I think it showed Les' smarts. When Hoke went to Michigan while Ohio State toiled around in sanctions, Les saw that was a blow to his chances at Ohio recruiting. Then sCUM took the job at Ohio State and you might as well close the door on any Ohio recruiting.


Most talented producer of them all, and would have solidified our greatest position of need for 3 years.

That is very true and even back then I was saying offering Eli would be worth it for Teddy.

Without turning this into a Brandon Harris recruiting thread or a current recruiting thread, the one thing I will say though is with how much I loved Bridgewater in high school, Brandon Harris' HIGHLIGHTS look a lot like Bridgewater's did. He obviously isn't at that talent level, but I think Harris has the ceiling of a Bridgewater and maybe a little higher the more he works on his mechanics and develops. He and Bridgewater share their same drive and determination as well

This post was edited on 6/16 at 1:35 am

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Posted by LSUFreek on 6/16 at 1:47 am to GeauxAggie972

Brandon Harris' HIGHLIGHTS look a lot like Bridgewater's did.

That was my first impression as well.

My only hesitation was Brandon's height. On hudl, I saw them list him as 6-1 on one reel (I don't know how old that measurement was) which would probably make him more Tyrod Taylor than Bridgewater in pro scouts' eyes.

However, on 247, they list Brandon at 6-2.5 which is closer to 247's 6-3 ht of Bridgewater out of high school. (But then you never know how accurate those #'s are until the NFL combine.)

So I'm hoping for the latter, and have a good vibe with Coach Cam's glowing endorsement.

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Posted by CROWN N COKE on 6/16 at 7:26 am to GeauxAggie972
Fantastic job, GAggie! Thanks!!!!

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Posted by lsusa on 6/16 at 7:40 am to GeauxAggie972
Great post thank you. Enjoyed reading.

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Posted by tenderfoot tigah on 6/16 at 8:55 am to lsusa
Incredible post.

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 6/16 at 9:38 am to lsusa

Great post thank you. Enjoyed reading.

No problem. Enjoyed writing it as much as y'all enjoy reading it.

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