Closer look at new offers

TSD examines five new offers handed out by LSU this week, including the latest recruiting info and a look at each prospect's film.

The LSU Big Board is an ever-changing beast.

On Monday we posted an inside look at the top prospects on LSU's board, broken down by position, but it didn't even take 24 hours for things to change. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Tigers have already extended five new offers this week as the evaluation period rages on.

As always, you can get the complete LSU Recruiting Big Board for 2015 by accessing the message board.

TSD will keep you up to date with a closer look at this week's new offers, including the latest notes on their recruitment and an examination of their film.

Darian Roseboro | Lincolnton (N.C.) | | #14 DT

LSU's first new offer of the week went out Monday morning to Darian Roseboro, the No. 192 overall prospect in the country and the 24th best defensive end. Coach Chavis made a sweep through the Carolinas and handed out the offer, as he's someone the LSU coaches have had a close eye on throughout the spring. At 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, Roseboro has a solid frame that can handle weight, and brings a decent mix of speed and power off the edge.

In terms of his recruitment, Roseboro hasn't explored much outside his home state. Most consider North Carolina State the team to beat, and he did recently visit Michigan, which has been the only school outside a five-hour radius of his hometown to receive a visit. He has said that distance won't be a factor, but it would seem a tough chore at this point for LSU to get him down for a visit.



Chauncey Rivers | Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson | | #26 DE

Defensive end continues to be a huge position of focus for LSU, and they offered a second edge rusher Monday in Georgia commit Chauncey Rivers. Like Roseboro, LSU had a close on eye on him during the evaluation period, and after seeing him work in-person, the Tigers opted to extend him an offer. Rivers originally committed to South Carolina but jumped on an offer from Georgia, committing to the Dawgs a short time later.

Rivers is an extremely athletic prospect, and some schools were even interested in him early as a tight end. He's quick off the ball but can afford to improve his strength and technique, but he definitely has to be disruptive off the edge. But for LSU, he would seem to be a tough flip considering how excited he's been about his future with the home-state school.



Mike Horton | Atlanta (Ga.) Lakeside | | #46 OG

Though LSU already has a pair of guards committed for the 2015 class, the Tigers offered another Monday in Mike Horton. He plays tackle for his high school team, but at 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, Horton projects to the inside on the next level. Some schools are even recruiting him as a defensive tackle, so Horton certainly has the versatility and athleticism to play either side.

Georgia and Florida have been two of the schools mentioned most when it comes to Horton's recruitment. He's also checked out Auburn this spring. He has almost two dozen offers and hasn't started to narrow down his list yet, so LSU will gauge his interest and try to get him on campus this summer.



Kris Boyd | Gilmer (Texas) | | #8 CB

Kris Boyd had a big Tuesday, landing offers from a pair of SEC powers. LSU came through first, extending him an offer in the morning, but the big one came later in the day. Texas A&M offered shortly after noon Tuesday, and Boyd took to Twitter to call it the "biggest offer of them all." Most have felt for a while that the Aggies would be the team to beat should they come through with an offer, and now that they have, look for them to lead the way moving forward.

But LSU likes what it's seen from the nation's No. 6 CB. Boyd has size, speed and physicality when it comes to covering a receiver, all the qualities the Tigers seek in its defensive backs. LSU will gauge his interest in what the Tigers have to offer, but expect the Aggies to be tough to beat for this four-star prospect.



JF Thomas | Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff |

J.F. Thomas is one of the hotter receivers in the state of Texas right now. The three-star receiver committed to TCU about a month ago, but other schools have taken notice since then. He's added offers from schools Ohio State, Nebraska and Texas Tech, and on Tuesday, LSU joined the mix. Thomas is raw as a pass-catcher, but at 6-foot-4, he certainly has the size and potential to be a force on the next level.

With that big frame, he has a high ceiling, and LSU would like to add as many tall receivers as they can moving forward. This isn't the first time the Tigers have targeted a TCU commit. In 2014, LSU tried to flip Emanuel Porter from the Frogs, getting on campus for an official visit late in the cycle before he ultimately stuck with his pledge. LSU will see what they can do this time around, but look for Thomas to take notice with all the added attention he's received since committing to TCU.




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