| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: OT Garrett Thomas of Many - rjokerlsu on 7/8/14 at 11:40 pm|
Any idea about what time Thomas will announce his commitment?
Could he be like Jacob Hester--in state player who switched his commitment from Texas to LSU?
It's a long way until Feb. 2015--let's wait and see what OL's Miles, Cameron and Grimes can land. Perhaps we haven't heard the last of Gar...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Tyron Johnson - rjokerlsu on 7/8/14 at 11:37 pm|
Tyron Johnson's film looking outstanding, even if parts of it were "sped up" as someone believed.
I wish fans would get over that Tony Brown business. I would much rather have Ed Paris, Jamal Adams, Kevin Tolliver, even John Battle--these DB's want to be Tigers and all have great football insti...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: OT Garrett Thomas of Many - rjokerlsu on 7/8/14 at 1:19 pm|
I had been wondering about him and had not heard much about Thomas for the last month until this thread.
Does he project as a tackle in college--we know LSU has a definite need at that position.
If he does not pick LSU, then I hope he chooses to sign with a school outside the SEC....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: How good is LF's younger brother? - rjokerlsu on 7/8/14 at 1:15 pm|
Does he want to establish his own identity and maybe not always be compared to LF? It is certainly not always easy being the younger brother of an extraordinarily talented athlete like LF.
If so, he might look elsewhere. I had not looked at Lanard's situation from such a standpoint, but just ho...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Early thoughts on LSU vs Wisconsin - rjokerlsu on 7/7/14 at 11:32 am|
Thanks for the contributions, Hoops Galore! Sounds like you also know a lot about basketball as well.
Both teams have some challenges and I think it will benefit both to start the season not playing at home vs. a quality opponent. This early in the season, I look for both teams to run the ball ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Who is your top want that is not committed to LSU - rjokerlsu on 7/5/14 at 9:52 pm|
Grimes was hired partly because he's a solid OL recruiter and talent evaluator. It may not be in the cards for LSU to land Tillery, but it's very important to find an outstanding OT and secure him--let's give Grimes a chance to make that happen. We may not even know his name at this time. After a...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Manny Miles - rjokerlsu on 7/5/14 at 9:28 pm|
A wise move by both Les and Manny if this is the case.
It is putting way too much pressure on both of them for Manny to try to play football or even both sports at LSU.
Also this way, Michigan is finally successful in luring a Miles to their university in this century.
I personally think Ma...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who is gonna be the biggest surprise on the DL? - rjokerlsu on 7/5/14 at 9:15 pm|
I am surprised no one has even mentioned Teuhema from what I saw looking at most of this thread.
He may be underrated as a 3 star recruit--but wasn't Bain also a 3-star? But he could be red-shirted to try and get his weight up closer to a DE's usual level.
For sure at least two need to step ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Devin Voorhies---Impressive High School Stats - rjokerlsu on 7/5/14 at 8:45 pm|
Do you think in a way Voorhies will remind us of Mo Claiborne--not as highly regarded as other DB recruits, but becomes a better player than them in the end....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Recruiting Question: Tyron Johnson/ George Campbell - rjokerlsu on 7/2/14 at 11:11 am|
I think Johnson, but not by much. Both are elite prospects.
I got a better idea just how talented Johnson is by watching the film--he not only made some great catches, but also ran effectively after the catch. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Marcus Spears-Next big thing at ESPN? - rjokerlsu on 7/1/14 at 12:33 am|
Hey, you take advantage of any possible thing you can--who knows a recruit, high school coach, or relative of a recruit might hear it, and get more interested in LSU because of an ex-Tiger doing football commentary. Stranger things have happened....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: What Makes Me Great: Tyron Johnson - rjokerlsu on 6/29/14 at 10:01 pm|
Though LSU signed some great athletes at WR in the 2014 class, I now believe Tyron Johnson is an important recruit for the Tigers to land next February. Looks like his ceiling is really high and he has a great chance to play in the NFL barring serious injury in college.
After watching his film,...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Our young defensive front vs. Wisconsin's running game... - rjokerlsu on 6/29/14 at 9:56 pm|
Good point--Look for Chavis to come with a solid defensive game plan to at least negate Wisconsin's running attack. Maybe place LB's and safety's closer & in position to make tackles vs. the run. I think Beckwith could be an important man on defense--like many, still not totally sold on Welter.
| Tiger Rant|| re: So an LSU player was at Raising Cane's last night... - rjokerlsu on 6/29/14 at 10:39 am|
It is very possible the part about Fournette could prove to be true-- just can't say for certain yet.
The comments about linebackers could be legit and I wonder if they are not based on observations about spring practices.
And about Ronnie Feist, do you Rant posters think he'll finally contrib...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Does welter get #18 this year? - rjokerlsu on 6/29/14 at 10:12 am|
I am tired of this #18 business. But no Welter is not the best choice--I would think either Magee or Neighbors would be appropriate for this.
Collins has been outstanding, but is an offensive tackle allowed to wear #18?
Apologies--had not read all this thread before asking question on Colli...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who is your team's "Best that Never Was"? - rjokerlsu on 6/17/14 at 4:20 pm|
Offense: Cecil "the Diesel" Collins
Defense: Tyronne Malone, 5-star can't miss recruit from the Houston area in the 1980's, a LB who before coming to LSU, speclialized in "sacking the QB."...
| Tiger Rant|| re: DJ Welter - Would you start him? - rjokerlsu on 6/12/14 at 6:02 pm|
Yes KB, meaning Kendall Beckwith obviously, should win the starting job over Welter. But also Clifton Garrett could be a factor, though I would project him as a star of the future, beginning in the 2015 season....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jalen Mills Arrested for Battery - rjokerlsu on 6/12/14 at 11:39 am|
Yes, in the real world, no "good Samaritan" laws as depicted in the final episode of Seinfeld.
As incompassionate as it sounds, sometimes it is best not to get involved....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Outside of Leonard, what Freshman are you most excited to see? - rjokerlsu on 6/8/14 at 10:13 pm|
Yes, Chark is a good choice. This is a tremendous group of athletes--tough to narrow it down to one or two.
But to mention two that may have been overlooked--offense: Will Clapp and defense, Sione Teuhema....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Remember that time LSU was down 9-1 in the 8th to Rice? - rjokerlsu on 6/2/14 at 10:03 pm|
Was talking about trying to figure out a way to get to Omaha--that appears to be a moot point now.
But on a separate note, vs. the same school, in a different sport, to me one of LSU football's better comebacks was when they were down something like 3 t.d.'s, maybe more, to Houston & sparked by K...
| Tiger Rant|| re: BR Regional Championship: LSU 2, Houston 12 / Final / Season ends 46-16-1 - rjokerlsu on 6/2/14 at 9:20 pm|
Cartwright picked a bad time to have a terrible outing.
I feel like I just woke up after a nighmare and surely it was not reality & just a bad dream, but sadly it was not.
I would have thought it would be much more likely for LSU to be ahead 9-2 at this point of the game, not Houston....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 4* OL Jevonte Domond has **Signed** with LSU - rjokerlsu on 6/2/14 at 9:15 pm|
So it took the Tigers a long time to sign that 3rd offensive lineman for the 2014 class--better late than never as another OL was very much needed for this outstanding 2014 grouip.
Hope Domond can provide quality depth, since some years one OL for the Tigers struggles with injuries.
If Domond ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Tyron Johnson names Texas Tech leader - rjokerlsu on 6/2/14 at 8:33 pm|
I actually like Tech, have lived in a town fairly close to their campus. If for some reason, Tyron doesn't pick the Tigers, I would hope he signs with the Red Raiders.
Seems like LSU never plays them in football, either in a bowl game or pre-season....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Can Nola give you an inning or 2? - rjokerlsu on 6/2/14 at 7:49 am|
Yes--everyone here definitely hopes it is not even necessary to use Nola tonight at all. Not even Poche.
Let's just hope the bats are in sync & Cartwright has a solid outing so things can return to normal....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Jordan top Canidate for max preps player of the year - rjokerlsu on 5/22/14 at 2:50 am|
This is great! Both Jordans should contribute to LSU's baseball success!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Avery Peterson's breakout year - rjokerlsu on 5/22/14 at 2:41 am|
Met him at 2013 spring game--very personable, made you want to root for him. Seems to be a class act like his older brother!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Grimes building O-Line toughness - rjokerlsu on 5/21/14 at 5:47 pm|
You know John Wayne, yes the actor, was a solid offensive lineman for USC in the day.
But to the topic at hand: Grimes is off to a great start, has been impressive on both the recruiting & coaching fronts.
He is a solid and well overdue improvement over Stud in all areas of coaching....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Cam Cameron the main reason Malachi Dupre chose LSU. - rjokerlsu on 5/21/14 at 12:14 pm|
I think Grimes could have a chance to be at that level, or very close, too. He seems to be off to a great start on the recruiting front & is a solid technician--a vast & huge improvement over his predecessor....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Poche appreciation thread - rjokerlsu on 5/21/14 at 12:11 pm|
Poche was outstanding--shows you don't have to throw 100 mph to be successful in major college baseball competition!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Apparently Jennings is like Manziel... "Says opposing coaches" - rjokerlsu on 5/18/14 at 8:19 pm|
I agree with the sentiments expressed by KG5989.
Let's wait & see. We have a pretty limited sample size, with Jennings playing well vs. Ark and at best mediocre, vs. Iowa.
Harris has definitely made his presence felt & I hope the competition between the two results in some better than expec...