Scout 100: LSU targets

Scout unveiled its initial Top 100 rankings for the Class of 2015 on Tuesday. The list was full of LSU targets, and TSD's Hunter Paniagua breaks down which ones are of the most interest to Tiger fans. Headlined by a five-star commitment, get the full rundown inside.

Tuesday, Scout unveiled its initial rankings of the Top 100 prospects in the Class of 2015. As would be expected, LSU has plenty of targets on the list as the Tigers grow increasingly unafraid of expanding out of their footprint to recruit nationally.

Before we get into which players on the list are of the most interest to LSU fans, be sure you check out the full rankings at the link below:

Scout 100: Class of 2015

Kevin Toliver gets all five stars

These rankings confirmed what most LSU fans have known for quite some time – Kevin Toliver is the nation's top CB. Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect, Toliver headlines this list for LSU fans. The Tigers' first and only commit in the 2015 class, Toliver has been considered a prized get since he made his pledge last November. His speed, size and mobility made him a no-brainer for a five-star ranking, and he'll continue to press for the top spot as this recruiting cycle continues.

As would be expected, Toliver continues to get attention from programs all over the country, and that isn't going to let up either. But Toliver seems to be as solid as they come, and he's very public in his love for LSU. He was most recently in Baton Rouge for LSU's Elite Camp in July, mingling with all the big names in the 2014 class and other underclassmen. He's working to get his teammate Jeffery Holland (No. 33 in the country) to join him at LSU, though the Tigers can only be considered a longshot at this point.

LSU couldn't have gotten off to a better start for 2015 when Toliver made his commitment, and he's been rewarded with a five-star rating.

Louisiana well-represented in the Top 100

The 2015 class may not have the kind of rating the 2014 class did, but Louisiana is still represented nicely in these initial rankings. There are five players from the Pelican State in the Top 100, which certainly bodes well for LSU.

Headlined by the Baton Rouge RB duo of Nicholas Brossette (No. 57) and Derrius Guice (No. 72), these two give LSU fans plenty of optimism for the position moving forward. LSU recognized early what kind of fortune they have with these two in their backyard and decided quickly to dish out offers. From speaking with these two frequently over the last few months, it's clear LSU is in great shape for both. They spend a lot of time on LSU's campus, particularly Brossette, whose U-High team practices in the shadow of the Tigers' football facility. Expect both to ink with LSU once NSD 2015 rolls around.

Warren Easton WR Tyron Johnson checked in at No. 66 on the list, the sixth-best WR in the country. LSU extended him an offer back in the spring and will continue to make him a top priority in the 2015 class. He was on-hand for LSU's camp in July and emerged as one of the top performers, regardless of grade. Johnson hasn't officially named any leaders, but LSU will undoubtedly be near the top. There will be plenty of competition though, with schools like Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Florida State making strong early impressions.

Another Louisiana WR appeared in the Top 100. Jazz Ferguson from West Feliciana came in at No. 91 overall and the No. 8 WR. At 6-foot-5, Ferguson has ideal size for a wide receiver, and he was another top performer at LSU's camp last month. He clocked a 40-yard dash in the 4.5-second range, and showed great hands during drills. LSU hasn't offered him yet, but he's definitely one of the top names on the staff's radar.

Evangel OL Jerry Tillery rounds out the Louisiana crop in the Top 100, checking in as the No. 89 overall prospect and No. 8 OT. Tillery opted to make an early commitment to Notre Dame, and he is expected to stick with that pledge.

Another five-star to watch closely

Though LSU has shown interest in a number of the five-star prospects, the one worth watching most closely is DT Daylon Mack, the No. 3 overall recruit. LSU extended him an offer earlier this summer and immediately jumped near the top of his list. Long considered a heavy favorite to Texas A&M, Mack ranked the Tigers right up with the Aggies, citing LSU's reputation for putting DTs in the NFL. Expect Mack to get loads of attention from LSU DL coach Brick Haley as he'll surely be one of LSU's top priorities in the 2015 class.

Other names to keep an eye on

Shawn Burgess-Becker, the No. 23 overall prospect, made an appearance on the final day of LSU's camp. The visit came as part of a tour to several colleges in The South, and he left with the Tigers near the top of his list. LSU will have plenty of competition for this two-way player, and Alabama, Florida and Miami seem to be some early favorites.

The nation's top interior lineman, Tristen Hoge (No. 26 overall), comes from well outside LSU's footprint. An Idaho native, Hoge visited Baton Rouge earlier this summer, where he picked up an offer from the staff. He left that visit with the Tigers tied with Notre Dame for the lead. Since then Florida has entered the mix, and you can expect to see several other national powers enter the race for his services.

RB Jacques Patrick, No. 86 overall, is another player on this list that came in for LSU's camp. He worked side-by-side with Brossette and looked the part of a four-star RB. Patrick hasn't named any favorites at this point, but he does plan to narrow his list down at the end of his junior season. Expect LSU to make the first cut.

Two prospects that check in consecutively at No. 75 and 76 are also LSU's two most recent offers. Jamal Peters and Minkah Fitzpatrick picked up LSU offers earlier this month and would appear to be high priorities in the secondary. LSU hasn't been afraid to hit New Jersey for football talent, and Fitzpatrick, a Jersey City native, could be the next in line behind Tashawn Bower and Saeed Blacknall. Peters is a physical safety from nearby Mississippi, and LSU's reputation as DBU has made the Tigers an early favorite.

Deionte Thompson (No. 65 overall) may be an Alabama commit, but that hasn't stopped LSU from targeting him. Thompson made a visit to campus last month while returning home from a trip to Tuscaloosa. There the staff extended him an offer, and you can expect LSU will continue to make him a priority moving forward. Thompson, an Orange, Texas native, hails from only a few hours west of Baton Rouge and the Tigers will hope that proximity has a positive effect. It won't be easy though as Thompson has affirmed his pledge to Alabama several times.

Some other players with LSU offers that cracked the Scout 100: DE CeCe Jefferson (No. 6), CB Kendall Sheffield (No. 21), ATH Kerryon Johnson (No. 35), WR Cordell Broadus (No. 64), RB Jordan Scarlett (No. 78) and DB Kendrell McFadden (No. 100).

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