Tigers have Two in Top Ten

Scout unveiled Wednesday its final Top 300 rankings for the Class of 2014. LSU is one of three schools to have two commits fall in the Top 10, and one of only two to have three ranked at the top of his position. TSD has a full breakdown of where the LSU commits and targets rank in the final Scout 300.

LSU has three commits ranked as the top player at their respective positions, according to the final Scout 300 rankings — released Wednesday — for the Class of 2014.

Leonard Fournette who committed Jan. 2 at the Under-Armour All-American Game, headlines the list and held on to his title as the nation's No. 1 prospect. Fournette led wire-to-wire and held off Alabama enrollee Cameron Robinson for the top overall spot.

Jamal Adams, who also pledged during the UA game, stayed in the Top 10, making LSU one of three schools with a pair of prospects in the top 10 (Alabama – Robinson, Tony Brown; Texas A&MMyles Garrett, Kyle Allen).

Clifton Garrett held on to the top spot at middle linebacker, and bumped up three spots in the overall rankings to No. 24. He marks the third No. 1 prospect at his position committed to LSU. Texas A&M is the only other school with three No. 1 commits (Devante Noil, Allen, Myles Garrett)

Three other commits received an upgrade in the latest rankings. Deondre Clark, who will visit Arizona State this weekend was the biggest mover as he rose to No. 118 overall, 44 spots higher than his previous ranking. He also moved up four spots in the position and is now the No. 15 DE.

Brandon Harris, who began classes Wednesday at LSU, moved up five spots overall to No. 125. The versatile Tony Upchurch moved up seven overall spots to No. 197 and is the No. 37 WR in the country.

Some notable LSU targets also moved up in the rankings. DT Travonte Valentine, who recently dropped his commitment to Miami, moved up 59 spots overall to No. 74 and 11 spots in the DT rankings. He is now No. 2 at his position. John Curtis LB Kenny Young rose 133 spots overall to No. 150 and is the No. 7 MLB in the country.

Relatively new targets like Otaro Alaka, a Texas commit, entered the Scout 300 at No. 180. He's the No. 15 OLB. Ole Miss commit Breeland Speaks, who will visit LSU this weekend, entered at No. 212 and moved up four spots at his position to No. 19.

None of the LSU commits were hurt too bad in the new rankings. Davon Godchaux, who will take an official visit to Auburn this weekend, dropped 14 spots overall and three at his position.

Here's a look at where each LSU commit and target falls in the Top 300 rankings:


Leonard Fournette's the final No. 1 overall prospect
No. 1 Leonard Fournette (No. 1 RB)
No. 8 Jamal Adams (No. 1 S)
No. 24 Clifton Garrett (No. 1 MLB)
No. 47 Edward Paris (No. 7 CB)
No. 118 Deondre Clark (No. 15 DE)
No. 125 Brandon Harris (No. 6 QB)
No. 173 Davon Godchaux (No. 21 DE)
No. 184 Trey Quinn (No. 33 WR)
No. 197 Tony Upchurch (No. 37 WR)
No. 206 Jacory Washington (No. 6 TE)
No. 220 Garrett Brumfield (No. 13 OG)
No. 257 William Clapp (No. 15 OG
No. 262 Darrel Williams (No. 24 RB)


No. 6 Adoree Jackson (No. 3 CB)
No. 23 Lorenzo Carter (No. 5 DE)
No. 27 Malachi Dupre (No. 2 WR)
No. 28 Gerald Willis (No. 6 DE)
No. 36 Malik McDowell (No. 7 DE)
No. 74 Travonte Valentine (No. 2 DT)
No. 150 Kenny Young (No. 7 MLB)
No. 180 Otaro Alaka (No. 15 OLB)
No. 212 Breeland Speaks (No. 19 DT)

For even more coverage of LSU recruiting, check out this thorough examination of LSU's remaining targets and stay up to date by tracking the LSU Big Board on the TSD Message Board.


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