Recruiting notebook

What prospects were in attendance for Saturday's game vs. WKU?

It wasn't a marquee SEC matchup, but the LSU staff was able to bring in a handful of prospects for Saturday night's game against Western Kentucky – only the second evening kickoff of the season.

  • After being bounced from the Class 5A state playoffs after a 28-14 first-round loss to Ponchatoula, Dutchtown safety Landon Collins and 2013 wide receiver Shelby Christy were onhand. Collins, accompanied by his girlfriend, made his third unofficial trip to Baton Rouge for a game this season. Collins still has his official visit to LSU remaining on the schedule. He said he would also visit Texas before he makes his announcement at January's Under Armour All-American game.

  • There were a handful of LSU commitments on hand. From the 2012 class: West St. Mary's offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, O. Perry Walker cornerback Dwayne Thomas, Breaux Bridge wide receiver Travin Dural, Breaux Bridge linebacker Lamar Louis and Buford, Ga., long snapper Reid Ferguson. The Tigers' lone commitment from the 2013 class, Loranger athlete Jeryl Brazil, was also in attendance.

  • From the 2013 class, Destrehan wide receiver Rickey Jefferson was on hand. Jefferson, the younger brother of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, has made multiple trips to Death Valley this season.

  • Another attendee from the 2013 class that the LSU staff will keep a close watch on is McDonough 35 offensive lineman Kenneth Santa Maria. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder said he favors LSU and Alabama over the field, and will be a likely candidate for an early offer from the Tigers.

  • 2013 East Feliciana athlete Kendall Beckwith has also been in attendance for the majority of LSU's home games, and the two-way star was back in Baton Rouge on Saturday. Beckwith could land an early verbal offer from the staff as a defensive lineman, though quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthrope worked Beckwith out as a passer during camp this summer.

  • Walker High's Carlton Perkins, who finished second in the state in rushing with 1,807 yards and 24 touchdowns, made the drive in with teammates. Perkins finished second in rushing only to Carencro senior Alex Johnson, making Perkins - statistically speaking - the top underclassmen running back in the state.

  • 2013 cornerback Jamil Collins made the drive down from Olive Branch, Miss. He is the younger brother of LSU freshman cornerback Jalen Collins.

  • A surprise sighting came from 2014 athlete Tony Brown from Ozen High in Beaumont, Texas. He camped at LSU this summer, where he impressed coaches enough to get one-on-one training, along with a handful of 2012 prospects, under defensive backs coach Ron Cooper. It's Brown's first trip to Tiger Stadium this season.

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