Scout 300: Tracking LSU

With 20 commitments already on board, what prospects in the Scout 300 are on LSU's radar? Go inside to find out.

Dorial Green-Beckham: No. 2 overall prospect, 5-star WR

- Green-Beckham named a final five of Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, but LSU will send wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales to Green-Beckham’s high school this week to persuade the five-star prospect to visit Baton Rouge.

Noah Spence: No. 6 overall prospect, 5-star DE

- Prior to the season, Spence released a list of seven schools that he was focused on – and LSU didn’t make the cut. Now the Tigers are 8-0 and the staff is increasing contact, even sending defensive coordinator John Chavis up to Pennsylvania this week to visit with the five-star prospect.

Quay Evans: No. 7 overall prospect, 5-star DT

- The Morton, Miss. native recently named Alabama, Mississippi State and Mississippi as three finalists, but could a strong close to the season shift the nation’s No. 1-ranked defensive tackle’s line of thinking?

Mario Edwards: No. 8 overall prospect, 5-star DE

- Edwards is committed to Florida State, the same school his father played at. But the Denton, Texas, native now wants to stay closer to home. When asked which schools stood out, the five-star defensive end circled LSU and Oklahoma.

Gunner Kiel: No. 16 overall prospect, 5-star QB

- Kiel was committed to Indiana, but last week pulled his pledge and reopened his recruitment. LSU will gauge his interest level by sending quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe to visit with the Kiel this weekend.

Jameis Winston: No. 21 overall prospect, 5-star QB

- Winston took an official visit to LSU for the Auburn game, but has remained mum on his recruitment process since. The Florida State commitment will be in Tallahassee for the Miami game, and a return trip to Alabama could also be in the cards.

Landon Collins: No. 22 overall prospect, 5-star S

- This one is short and simple: Collins, who plays high school ball a stone’s throw from Baton Rouge, is the most important prospect left on LSU’s board.

Darius Hamilton: No. 24 overall prospect, 5-star DE

- LSU special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey used the bye week to visit with Hamilton in Ramsey, N.J. Hamilton will announce his college decision on Dec. 23.

Curtis Riser: No. 29 overall prospect, 5-star OG

- As a junior, Riser called LSU his top team – then committed to Texas soon after. The DeSoto native was supposed to visit Baton Rouge for the Florida game, but backed out at the last moment.

Kwon Alexander – No. 30 overall prospect, 5-star OLB

- Alexander was in Baton Rouge for an official visit this past weekend for LSU’s win over Auburn. The question remains, will the nation’s top-ranked outside linebacker stay home and choose between Alabama and Auburn?

Dante Fowler: No. 34 overall prospect, 5-star DE

- Fowler is committed to Florida State, but like a number of the Seminoles pledges, he wants to take a look around. Fowler will begin taking official visits once the season ends, and he recently confirmed that LSU would be one of his stops.

Channing Ward – No. 41 overall prospect, 5-star DE

- Ward has been at the top of LSU’s board for years, but the same goes for the in-state schools like Mississippi State and Mississippi. Ward’s first official visit was to LSU, and defensive line coach Brick Haley will travel to Aberdeen, Miss. to visit with the five-star prospect this week.

Chris Casher: No. 53 overall prospect, 4-star DE

- Casher was in Baton Rouge for the Auburn game, a trip he made with a slew of Mobile, Ala. prospects. Casher is committed to Florida State but will take all five of his official visits.

Jelani Hamilton: No. 63 overall prospect, 4-star DE

- Hamilton is committed to Miami, but told Scout.com’s Laura McKeeman that if he was to look around, the two teams at the top of his list were LSU and North Carolina.

Javonte Magee: No. 84 overall prospect, 4-star DE

- Haley used the bye week to travel to San Antonio and visit with Magee, who said he doesn’t plan to make any cuts or official visits until after his senior season.

Justin Shanks: No. 87 overall prospect, 4-star DT

- Shanks is another Florida State defensive lineman that is looking around, and like Chris Casher, the Prattville, Ala., defensive tackle visited LSU for the Auburn game.

Devin Fuller: No. 134 overall prospect, 4-star QB

- While McGaughey was in New Jersey to visit with Hamilton, the first-year LSU assistant also checked in on Fuller – who projects as a defensive back on the college level.

Lorenzo Phillips: No. 216 overall prospect, 4-star OLB

- Phillips has committed to Texas A&M and Florida, but recently named Houston his leader after visiting the Cougars last weekend. LSU will continue to press the Patterson native, who plans to commit to a school on National Signing Day.

Denzel Devall: No. 228 overall prospect, 4-star DE

- The Bastrop native has an offer from LSU, but interest from the likes of Texas A&M and Alabama has the four-star prospect looking outside the state.

Anthony Alford: No. 231 overall prospect, 4-star QB

- Alford has always called LSU his “dream school.” Will that be enough to pull Alford out of Mississippi, and more importantly, away from Major League Baseball?


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