Single recruit that had an impact on me was Kevin Faulk. Was in 8th grade when Kevin Faulk committed to LSU. I never really paid attention to LSU football until he started playing.
I was aware of recruits here and there....Rohan Davey, Trev Faulk, Bradie James, Walter Young (name? the 5-star DT that never qualified in '99) stood out in mind. Having a really good basketball season really helped Saban who came in recruiting for the 2000 season really late. Still remember Shyrone Carey and Devery Henderson at the basketball games.
Randall Gay, Devery Henderson, Shyrone Carey, Adrian Mayes in 2000 got me paying a little more attention.
The 2001 class was what got me absolutely hooked:
Rick Clausen, Andrew Whitworth, Ben Wilkerson, Marquise Hill, Marcus Spears, Michael Clayton.
I love the 2001 class. They are the backbone and catalyst for our current bad arse 12 year run.
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