| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: OL Recruiting 2015 Edition - rjokerlsu on 3/12/14 at 11:02 pm|
Yes--Pat Allen is an OT that will be highly recruited & it would be great if Holmes could get him to visit LSU. Do you think Allen wants to play at an SEC school? Correction--meant to say Grimes instead of Holmes....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU offers 5* DT/DE CeCe Jefferson. - rjokerlsu on 3/12/14 at 10:18 pm|
Yes--it seems much too early to say it's 100% for Florida for him....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: OL Recruiting 2015 Edition - rjokerlsu on 3/12/14 at 8:20 pm|
This is the challenge I see--most project as guards in college. LSU needs outstanding tackles as well.
Trying to get Tillery to switch from Notre Dame will be a challenge, so that is why Holmes probably needs to look out of state to add tackles. Looks like the current commit from Keller, TX, ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: NCAA Football Early Signing Period - rjokerlsu on 3/8/14 at 11:20 pm|
I also believe this is well overdue. You could probably think of just as many that LSU would have successfully recruited over the years with an early signing date.
I believe football players should have similar options as basketball and baseball players currently do with an earlier signing date....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Manny Miles comes in at an 81 and 3 star ATH - rjokerlsu on 3/8/14 at 11:08 pm|
That is right down Saban's alley to do something like that. But let's hope logic prevails and Manny realizes he can be a key contributor to LSU baseball winning a national title....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is Women's Basketball on the verge of not getting an at-large? - rjokerlsu on 3/2/14 at 5:28 pm|
Sadly you are probably correct--LSU looks like the worst women's basketball team in the SEC at this time.
Not sure how the process works, but is it possible to send LSU to a different region--their play at the end of the regular season shouldn't merit a first round home game, even if it hurts the...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Thread: LSU 61 @ Florida 79 | FINAL - rjokerlsu on 3/1/14 at 9:38 pm|
So the next game features two teams that were horrible today. You would think LSU could beat Vandy who is down to something like 7-8 scholarship players, but who knows?
If by some fluke LSU gets an NCAA bid, doubt they will get far. They would have a better shot at winning a game or 2, if they ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Adrian Magee- Franklinton High - rjokerlsu on 2/25/14 at 11:50 pm|
At this early point almost a year before the 2015 NSD, how does Magee compare to other LA OL like Tillery of Shreveport Evangel, Garrett Thomas of Many and Oshea Dugas of Northside?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Brick Haley still pursuing a 2014 recruit?? - rjokerlsu on 2/22/14 at 1:13 am|
While I certainly feel you shouldn't give up on a recruit until he actually signs his scholarship papers, yes it is still a long shot.
But one question I have is has McDowell actually visited the LSU campus yet? I would think the Tigers must get him to visit if they have a realistic chance to ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 2015 class HAS to include at least 5 OL.....Agreed? - rjokerlsu on 2/10/14 at 12:35 pm|
Another possibility that I have not seen discussed before is moving a current defensive linemen over to offense. I asked someone at the Bayou Bash about this last week.
He thought that one of the three DL who did not get on the field much last season would be the most likely to move, if this b...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 2015 class HAS to include at least 5 OL.....Agreed? - rjokerlsu on 2/9/14 at 10:23 pm|
You are right about Grimes and I am glad he is now LSU's OL coach. I feel much better about OL recruiting and development with him as coach than his predecessor.
But yes I was also disappointed that only 2 OL signed last week and believe this is a very high priority with the 2015 class which wil...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Adrian Magee OT 2015 Franklinton, LA - rjokerlsu on 2/9/14 at 9:43 pm|
Let's hope Jeff Grimes gets in touch with Magee soon if he is as good as rated. I think he is listed among the state's top juniors. Already some threads have mentioned the great need to sign at least five OL in the 2015 class.
Maybe Grimes can use Terrence Magee to help recruit the younger Mage...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Looming O-line Depth Issue - rjokerlsu on 2/4/14 at 11:00 pm|
Obviously, Kelly will make his own choice--but I know players have a pretty good idea of every school's depth chart these days. Seems like the point about LSU's OL depth concerns and the large # of OL commits to the Gators along with the current status of the two programs should be persuasive argum...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: *****, #2 OT, Damian Prince, Final 3 - rjokerlsu on 2/1/14 at 10:02 pm|
May have been posted somewhere, but has Prince set any announcement time on NSD and will it be carried by ESPN?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU may be making move on Texas commits. - rjokerlsu on 2/1/14 at 9:30 pm|
This is tremendous news, that LSU even has a shot at them with things looking very much up in the air with a lot of these late deciders & the possibility of Clark defecting to Okla.
One thing that I have noticed about this recruiting season is that despite all the technological advances, social m...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Isn't it likely new OL coach pulls in 1-2 "surprises"? - rjokerlsu on 2/1/14 at 6:58 pm|
It looks like helping to successfully land D Kelly might be the most immediate contribution that Grimes can make to the current recruiting effort....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Isn't it likely new OL coach pulls in 1-2 "surprises"? - rjokerlsu on 1/31/14 at 9:52 pm|
Look for Grimes to have a much greater impact on OL recruiting in the Class of 2015....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: LSU has a new enrollee for 2014 class!!!!!! - rjokerlsu on 1/31/14 at 7:27 pm|
I frequently accuse the Clearinghouse of operating at a snail's pace. But I recall Zhamal Thomas. This is tremendous news, since it appears LSU will only sign 3 OL in this class....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Russell Gage highlights? - rjokerlsu on 1/30/14 at 2:28 am|
If Gage is used as a DB, can compete against the likes of Paris, Battle, Adams, Voorhies and get meaningful playing time by his junior or senior season, the Tigers will indeed be in great shape.
It should be some fierce competition for spots in the defensive backfield the next few years, for sure...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: '14 Class CB Russell Gage has committed to LSU - rjokerlsu on 1/29/14 at 11:31 pm|
So LSU finally gets commitment #19, after a few weeks of activity, leaving 6 more spots, if all 25 are filled.
Yes, there have been several in past years rated at or below what Gage is that became outstanding on the collegiate level. We know he has really wanted the LSU offer and believe he'll w...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Huge commitment coming per Jacory Washington - rjokerlsu on 1/28/14 at 6:55 pm|
Well, it would be great if Washington broke the TE receiving records, but I was hopeful that after a year of learning the system and seeing what it takes, Desean Smith would also provide a strong TE presence for the Tigers, beginning in the 2014 season....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Damien Prince has LSU as a finalist - rjokerlsu on 1/27/14 at 8:46 pm|
Why can't Prince visit LSU this weekend--why not just get him to cancel the visit he has lined up?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Russell Gage received a lsu offer - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 3:33 pm|
Let's hope this offer to Gage doesn't mean LSU has no shot at Adoree.
I just think the staff thinks he deserves an offer. Last year, Duke Riley received the last offer and he did all right on special teams this past season--maybe Gage can have similar success....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is Maryland Building Their Program With LSU Coaching Exits? - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 3:26 pm|
Maryland is supposed to have a shot at an uncommitted 5-star OL recruit that many want--so here is an immediate chance for Stud to prove he is not the ineffective recruiter many of us, including myself, thought he was at LSU....
| SEC Rant|| re: Will Stanford ever be considered better than LSU? - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 3:09 pm|
Baseball--Very close, depends on the year.
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Tony Upchurch Jr. - Picture from his OV - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 3:07 pm|
If we don't land some of these late deciding receivers, Upchurch might be one of the real surprises of this class. Nice to have a big physical receiver with his talent on board....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: DJ Chark - OV update - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 3:00 pm|
He looked like he had outstanding speed in one game I saw him play on Fox South I believe, back in October. He had an impressive punt return in that game as well.
I believe he can be a contributor, just not sure if it will be next season as a freshman....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Breeland Speaks sticking with Ole Miss. - rjokerlsu on 1/26/14 at 2:54 pm|
This is not very surprising, but at least the staff knows.
And LSU's chances for Valentine look extremely good.
Does this mean full speed ahead on Trey L. from San Antonio, TX. to round out the DT recruits for this class?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Jimmy Smith story, a possible flip in the works - rjokerlsu on 1/20/14 at 10:16 pm|
Okay, you're right. My bad--just wanted to make sure that Clark did not decommit....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Jimmy Smith coming up on 104.5...recruiting - rjokerlsu on 1/20/14 at 10:14 pm|
Good information, Bowtie. I was also wondering if you felt LSU needed more staff to combat Bama and others who seemed to respond more quickly than LSU and most other schools to the new NCAA rules allowing for some recruiting duties to legally be done by non-coaches....