With 19 commitments in the 2016 recruiting class, No. 9 LSU already has a strong class but according to Rivals.com’s Adam Gorney, it could be even stronger by season’s end.
Rivals’ top-rated class could, believe it or not, end stronger than any other program in the nation, due in part to the crop of uncommitted in-state talent it’s in the running for, Gorney writes:
Current class: The Tigers have the top-rated class in the team recruiting rankings. Six of their 11 four-star commits have a 6.0 rating, one notch below becoming a five-star prospect.
Overview: It sounds a little absurd that the top class in the team recruiting rankings could close even stronger, but that is the case, like it or not, for the Tigers.
LSU has already landed the top two in-state players in Destrehan DE Glen Logan and Hammond St. Thomas Aquinas DT Edwin Alexander along with the sixth-best player in the state, Marrero John Ehret LB Michael Divinity.
Sandwiched in between are three players who are all serious about the Tigers, although other SEC powers are also coming hard after the trio. If LSU wants all these players, there is a chance that four-star ATH Shyheim Carter, WR Mykel Jones and DB Kristian Fulton all end up in Baton Rouge, not to mention No. 7 prospect Rashard Lawrence.
LSU continues to pick and choose top in-state stars.