I'm still baffled at how he was able to get all these guys to commit. Completely baffled.
One guy (Odah) was already committed to JJ at N.Tex before he took the LSU job.
Another guy (Martin) is from BR.
Another guy (Mickey) has a brother that plays on LSU's football team. James Wright
That's 3 of 5 right there with significant connections to either JJ, Baton Rouge and/or LSU.
The other 2, especially the kid from Georgia, are nice pulls. LSU doesn't have a bad basketball history. It's 2nd (albeit a distant second) only to UK in SEC championships. Plus LSU is short (both figureatively and literally) on players, so all 5 guys almost assuredly will play significant minutes right away.
It's the Dale Brown approach to recruiting. Try to get the best player or two in La. Get one or two from some of the larger cities (Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, etc.) Then get one or two regional (i.e. Mississippi, East Tex.)/foreign players.