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LSU regains lead for RB Harold Joiner
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LSU jumped out in front for Harold Joiner early this spring after the Tigers extended an offer his way during an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge in March.

From there, it got complicated.

LSU padded its lead throughout the spring, but after a wild five-day span in which Chris Curry, Tae Provens and AJ Carter committed, that lead was weakened … drastically.

Joiner, from Mountain Brook High in Birmingham, Ala., countered by trimming his list of top schools to six, purposefully excluding his longtime leader, LSU, and replacing the SEC West power with UCLA, Texas, Michigan State, Auburn, Alabama and Southern California.

LSU’s hold on Carter didn’t last long. Louisiana’s top-ranked running back flipped back to UCLA and remains solid in his pledge to the Bruins. Provens may be projected for a role in the Tigers backfield, but his commitment was taken as an athlete. Curry was LSU’s first running back commitment, but his role has yet to be defined.

Once running backs coach and area recruiter Tommie Robinson was able to clarify that to Joiner, LSU regained its lead for the 4-star tailback. Yet again, the Tigers are in an opportune position to land a commitment this fall.

“They were pushing me pretty hard to try and get me to come down and they were telling me that they were shocked that they weren’t in my top six,” Joiner told SEC Country. “They have fully redeemed themselves honestly. Now, I’d put LSU and Michigan State at the top.”

Not much had changed for Joiner once Robinson was able to explain the plan for LSU’s 2018 recruiting class.

Joiner, the No. 151 overall prospect in the class and the No. 6 running back, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, was reminded he was a top priority for the Tigers. Robinson’s sustained push proved a lot to the 6-foot-3, 218-pound Alabama native, especially through June and July when LSU’s lead began to fade.

“Well, I’ve always felt at home there and I love the energy that the players give to each other. I really just love the hype around LSU,” said Joiner. “I know that it’s a business when recruiting and they would have stopped recruiting me if they really didn’t want me.”


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holdthattiger07
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Shea had him in his class prediction as well


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Now, I’d put LSU and Michigan State at the top.”

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CreoleKid24
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Michigan State.....


kmcmah1
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I'm sure Leveon Bell isn't hurting when it comes to running backs thinking about Michigan State...


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whitefoot
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Wow. This is hilarious. I literally laughed out loud the second I saw the thread title.

Freaking recruiting...


crkelly91
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I always thought he was coming here. As soon as AJ flipped, I knew it would be a matter of time. Him & Curry is going to be sick in Canada's offense.


Nissanmaxima
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But is he still 6'3?


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Michigan State.....


I get the idea behind laughing.... but theyve put a few players in league. Obviously you would expect us to hold the edge, but I wouldnt laugh at that idea. Now if he said Syracuse or UNLV or smthg, yea but Mich St was in Finnal 4 couple years ago
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I get the idea behind laughing.... but theyve put a few players in league. Obviously you would expect us to hold the edge, but I wouldnt laugh at that idea. Now if he said Syracuse or UNLV or smthg, yea but Mich St was in Finnal 4 couple years ago


I get all of that but they usually stick to the midwest. Bell was a 3* recruit from OH for example. I think it's beyond a longshot to think they pluck a highly recruited prospect out of alabama.


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BayouCowboy
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FYI, the tallest RB in the NFL is Brandon Jacobs at 6'4. Steven Jackson was 6'3. Eric Dickerson was 6'3 as well. I'm sure there was others.


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Recruiting can really make your head spin if you try to keep up with the day to day twists.

Glad everything is cleared up with Joiner.


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WM_Tiger
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I've always wanted him in this class. Him and Curry would be a nasty tandem


whitefoot
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I've always wanted him in this class.


Everyone on this board always wanted him.



Except for that month where we didn't.


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Man recruiting is wild


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The player he most reminds me of, in both running style and size is former Colorado and Titans back Chris Brown.

Chris Brown LINK

Harold Joiner LINK


Duckie
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Something in my gut tells me AU and Bama have backed off. Anyone hearing from their crowds?


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WM_Tiger
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re: LSU regains lead for RB Harold Joiner
After he cooled off, half of the board says "he has no chest".


Steel_Tiger
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Derrick Henry? Eddie George? just a couple more that come to mind


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whitefoot
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After he cooled off, half of the board says "he has no chest".


Haha. Yeah. Jilted lovers!


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