LSU targets debut in Scout 300

Several LSU recruits appeared in Scout's initial rankings for the Class of 2016, including both of the Tigers' commits and 17 from the state of Louisiana.

Both of LSU's commits for the Class of 2016 debuted within the nation's best 63 prospects with the unveiling of Scout's first rankings for this group.

Donaldsonville WR Stephen Sullivan leads the way, coming in as the No. 51 overall prospect. He's one of two four-star prospects committed to LSU along with No. 63 Feleipe Franks, the third-best quarterback in the country.

Those two serve as the foundation for what LSU expects to be a major class in 2016. Including these two, the Tigers already have offers out to 31 prospects ranked in the Top 300. A big chunk of that are players from Louisiana.

The state has produced 17 prospects ranked in the Scout 300, 15 of which are rated four-stars or higher (That number does include Drake Davis, who transferred to a military academy in Virginia from The Dunham School. He plans to return to Louisiana for his senior year).

Leading the group from The Boot is five-star DT Ed Alexander, the sixth best player in the nation. He's one of the 11 four-star Louisianans already with offers from LSU, and the Tigers are in good shape to reel back in Alexander, who was once committed to LSU.

Other Louisiana prospects with LSU offers in the Scout 300:

No. 22 – CB Kristian Fulton (Rummel)
No. 49 - DT Rashard Lawrence (Neville)
No. 51 – WR Stephen Sullivan (Donaldsonville)
No. 75 – WR Mykel Jones (Patterson)
No. 82 – OT Willie Allen (John Curtis)
No. 93 – WR Clyde Leflore (Warren Easton)
No. 132 – DT Glen Logan (Destrehan)
No. 144 – CB Andraez Williams (Calvary Baptist)
No. 181 – RB Devin White (North Webster)
No. 224 – LB Michael Divinity (John Ehret)

Also ranked in the Scout 300 from Louisiana: No. 18 Shea Patterson (QB, Calvary); No. 72 Shyheim Carter (CB, Kentwood); No. 134 Drake Davis (WR, Fork Union/Dunham); No. 204 Jamal Pettigrew (TE, St. Augustine); No. 273 Briston Guidry (DT, Rummel); No. 283 Bladrick Veal (QB, Southern Lab).

LSU's also spent plenty of time searching for out-of-state talent in the Class of 2016, some of which have Louisiana roots. That includes the nation's best player, five-star OLB Keion Joyner (Havelock, N.C.), who has family in the state. No. 65 John Broussard (Phenix City, Ala.) also has relatives from Lafayette and has said he grew up rooting for the Tigers.

Some other Scout 100 prospects that have already visited LSU: No. 24 WR Darnell Saloman; No. 31 TE Kaden Smith; No. 37 S Deontay Anderson; No. 70 S Eric Monroe; No. 71 DE Shane Simmons.

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