After a long week of evaluations and visits to schools, the recruiting news didn't stop poring out on Friday. The weekend featured a heavy dose of new information as the Tigers landed a new commitment, its first in more than two months, and also handed out a pair of offers to some of the nation's top DBs in the 2016 class.
TSD's here with the weekend recruiting reset to catch you up on everything that happened in the world of LSU recruiting these last few days.
LSU SNAPS ITS COMMITLESS STREAK
It had been more than two months since LSU last received a commitment, but that finally came to an end Sunday night when three-star OG Adrian Magee (Franklinton) made his pledge to the Tigers.
He's the first recruit added to the commit list since 2015 FB David Ducre and 2015 WR Jazz Ferguson committed on Feb. 19, a few days after the "Boys from the Boot" event. Magee's addition brings the total class to 10 prospects and puts the Tigers in fifth place in the early team rankings behind SEC rivals Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M and also Penn State.
Magee's the second offensive lineman in the Tigers' 2015 class, joining four-star Maea Teuhema, the nation's No. 1 OG. LSU's done good to add depth to the interior offensive line after signing Garrett Brumfield and William Clapp in 2014. The Tigers are still actively recruiting a number of other offensive linemen as well, with Jeff Grimes hard at work to build his first complete class in Baton Rouge.
Magee's the sixth commit from the state of Louisiana, as LSU's off to an early start with most of its top in-state targets. LSU led in Magee's recruitment since they offered, and the Tigers appeared to be the clear choice for Magee over his other offers from Louisiana Tech and Oklahoma State.
For more on Magee, including a look at his film, check out the commitment article posted last night.
TIGERS OFFER A PAIR OF SOPHOMORE DBS
Corey Raymond identified a pair of the nation's top sophomore DBs this past weekend and handed out offers.
John Broussard (Phenix City, Ala. | Central) landed is after talking to Coach Raymond on consecutive days. Broussard first heard from the LSU DB coach Friday night then was back on the phone with him the following day, which was when Coach Raymond extended the official offer.
Broussard has extensive family in the Lafayette area, and grew up with LSU as one of his dream schools considering their reputation for producing elite defensive backs. He said this LSU offer is a big one for him, and the Tigers should be a major player in his recruitment moving forward. His other offers include Mississippi State, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia and Southern Miss.
The only school Broussard's visited thus far is Auburn, and he plans to take his first trip to Baton Rouge this summer for LSU's camp. There's a long way to go in his recruitment though, as he plans to wait until after his senior season to make a final decision.
Broussard already ranks as a four-star prospect and should be one of the nation's top cornerbacks once it's all said and done.
The second offer Coach Raymond handed out Saturday went to four-star S Deontay Anderson (Manvel, Texas).
He's one of his state's top sophomores, and LSU made sure to get in on his recruitment early. Anderson recorded 67 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and eight pass breakups in his sophomore season, and was named the DB MVP at the Houston NFTC earlier this month.
LSU was offer No. 7 for this promising safety, as the Tigers join schools like Mississippi State, Texas A&M and North Carolina on his offer list.
Anderson plays safety with a lot of range, and is adept in both coverage and playing close to the line. He can lay a big hit as well, and he's the prototypical safety for LSU's secondary.
LSU will be looking for a big haul of defensive backs in the 2016 class, and they're already off to a fast start with a handful of offers. Kristian Fulton (Rummel) is the state's top DB for the sophomore class, and he picked up an offer in February. As far as out-of-state prospects, Brandon Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas), Khalil Ladler (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Jacquell Green (Biloxi, Miss.) all have offers from the Tigers and will be big LSU targets moving forward.
FOUR-STAR RB SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY
Reports surfaced this weekend that four-star RB Derrius Guice is suspended indefinitely from the Catholic High football team. In interviews with The Advocate and Nola.com, CHS coach Dale Weiner said Guice was suspended for spring practice and is "currently not part of the team."
Weiner gave no other specifics as to what led to Guice's suspension, but the door is open for him to return this summer "if he proves himself" to his coach.
Guice is one of the nation's top recruits, holding offers from LSU, Alabama and a number of other major programs. He ranks as the No. 12 RB in the country and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state for 2015.
It's not yet known what effect, if any, this will have on Guice's recruitment. The disciplinary issues may send some red flags to colleges, and his absence from spring practices will slow things down during this evaluation period. Most have felt throughout his recruitment that LSU was the clear favorite for Guice's commitment, though he's given no indication as to when that decision might come.
LSU will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Guice's standing moving forward, with hopes that a suspension will be the eye-opener he needs.