Stock Watch: LSU Commits

With almost every 2013 LSU commit participating in an All-American game, Tiger fans had plenty of opportunities to see the future on display. Check this rundown of which LSU commits raised their stock with impressive performances during the last week.

Of the 22 high school commits in LSU's 2013 class, 17 participated in an All-American game this past week.

From the Offense-Defense Bowl to the U.S. Army Bowl, the future of LSU football was broadcasted to a national audience. The future Tigers displayed their talents and certain players stood out through their weeks of preparation.

Here's a rundown of which LSU commits boosted their stock:

Tre'Davious White

The questions surrounding White in the week leading up to the Army game was whether the 5-foot-11 cornerback could keep up with taller receivers at the game. Well White answered and then some, going head-to-head with some of the best WRs in the country, some that measured more than five inches taller than him. When it came to the game, White continued to stay on the hip of his opponents. White did get beat once on a cutback route by game MVP James Quick, but for the most part handled his competition. He also showed his ability on special teams with two big kickoff returns and a fourth-down conversion on a fake punt. White is LSU's best secondary prospect in the 2013 class, and possibly the best player in the state of Louisiana.

Greg Gilmore

One of several big names on the list of 2013 DL commits, Gilmore already held lofty expectations for his first season at LSU. Fans wanted to see if he held the promise to live up to the hype, and Gilmore sure looks the part. Gilmore received high praise during practices leading up to the Under-Armour All-American game. He was considered a man among boys at times, dominating elite offensive linemen in one-on-one drills. Though a minor leg injury prematurely forced him out of the game, he still showed enough during the week to warrant including him in discussions of the top DLs in the 2013 class.

Christian Lacouture

Considered a tweener that doesn't quite fit at DE or DT, Lacouture silenced the doubters during Semper-Fi practices. He impressed most in attendance with his versatility at both positions, blowing past offensive linemen with an impressive bull rush. With him reporting that he's put on 20 pounds this year to reach 275 pounds, it appears he's setting himself up nicely to find a role on the defensive line. With the added reps that will come in spring practice, Lacouture will likely build off a solid foundation he has created for himself this week. He will be in the mix with a number of other young DLs to possibly crack the rotation in 2013.

Rashard Robinson

When the only thing people say a recruit can improve on is his size, then he's doing something right. Rashard Robinson impressed everyone that saw him during O-D Bowl practices and was the consensus choice as the top defensive back in attendance. At 6-foot-3, he has the frame to add weight and will surely bulk up from his current weight of 173 pounds. He flew all over the field during the game in Reliant Stadium and his interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for his team. He has all the tools and athleticism to be a shutdown corner and LSU fans should be optimistic about the future of the secondary with Robinson a big part of that.

Frank Herron

Herron probably had the best game performance of any of the LSU commits with two sacks Saturday in San Antonio. He was a tall challenge for opposing offensive linemen all week, and his athleticism on a 6-foot-5 frame blew many away. A name some have forgotten with the recent additions of Kendell Beckwith, Maquedius Bain, Gilmore and Lacouture, Herron showed exactly why he's a consensus four-star recruit. With a defensive line that likely will be lacking depth in 2013, Herron may be another young player in the mix to see the field as a freshman.

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