LSU, Ole Miss: Comparing Recruit Rankings

Ole Miss landed the nation's No. 1 overall recruit in 2013. LSU landed the nation's No. 1 overall recruit in 2014. Which team has more recruiting talent?

Through the last decade, it hasn’t been much of a contest when comparing recruiting talent between LSU and Ole Miss.

But Hugh Freeze has brought renewed success in that area since taking the job in December 2011. He reeled in a Top 10 class in 2013 with a handful of elite prospects already having a major impact. Ole Miss’ class in 2014 ranked No. 18 in the country, and the Rebels’ hot start this season has them high on the lists of several 2015 recruits as well.

Leading up to Saturday’s showdown between No. 24 LSU and No. 3 Ole Miss, we’re comparing these two teams based on their recruiting prowess. We’ll go position-by-position, and list the recruiting rankings for each team’s starters and other key contributors.

You’ll find the year each player graduated from high school — or junior college if they transferred — with the star rating and position ranking in their respective class. It will also be noted if a player was ranked at a position different from the one they currently play.

So without further ado, let’s see how the two teams compare:

QUARTERBACKS


Bo Wallace (2012 JUCO) – Three-star

Anthony Jennings (2013) – Four-star | No. 28

RUNNING BACKS


Jaylen Walton (2012) – Three-star | No. 56
I’Tavius Mathers (2012) – Three-star | No. 35

Leonard Fournette (2014) – Five-star | No. 1
Terrence Magee (2011) – Three-star | No. 44

WIDE RECEIVERS


Laquon Treadwell (2013) – Five-star | No. 5
Vince Sanders (2010) – Four-star | No. 20
Cody Core (2012) – Two-star

Travin Dural (2012) – Three-star | No. 99
Malachi Dupre (2014) – Five-star | No. 2
Trey Quinn (2014) – Four-star | No. 33

TIGHT ENDS


Evan Engram (2013) – Three-star | No. 22

Travis Dickson (2010) – Four-star, No. 37 (DE)
Dillon Gordon (2012) – Three-star | No. 15

OFFENSIVE LINE


Laremy Tunsil (2013) – Five-star | No. 1
Aaron Morris (2011) – Three-star | No. 26
Ben Still (2012) – Three-star | No. 46 OG
Justin Bell (2011) – Three-star | No. 92 OG
Fahn Cooper (2014 JUCO) – Three-star

La’El Collins (2011) – Five-star | No. 2
Vadal Alexander (2012) – Four-star | No. 11
Elliott Porter (2010) – Three-star | No. 35 (DT)
Ethan Pocic (2013) – Four-star | No. 4 (OT)
Jerald Hawkins (2012) – Three-star | No. 38

DEFENSIVE LINE


Fadol Brown (2012) – Not ranked
Robert Nkemdiche (2013) – Five-star | No. 1 (DE)
Bryon Bennett (2010) – Three-star | No. 39
C.J. Johnson (2011) – Four-star | No. 4 (MLB)

Danielle Hunter (2012) – Four-star | No. 15
Davon Godchaux (2014) – Four-star | No. 21 (DE)
Christian Lacouture (2013) – Four-star | No. 14 (DE)
Jermauria Rasco (2011) – Five-star | No. 8

LINEBACKERS


Serderius Bryant (2011) – Three-star | No. 83
Denzel Nkemdiche (2011) – Not ranked
Keith Lewis (2011) – Three-star | No. 47
Deterrian Shackelford (2009) - Three-star | No. 26

Kwon Alexander (2012) – Four-star | No. 3
Kendell Beckwith (2013) – Four-star | No. 15 (DE)
Lamar Louis (2012) – Three-star | No. 36

SAFETIES


Tony Conner (2013) – Five-star | No. 3
Trae Elston (2012) – Three-star | No. 68 (CB)
Cody Prewitt (2011) – Three-star | No. 78

Jalen Mills (2012) – Three-star | No. 34 (CB)
Ronald Martin (2011) – Three-star | No. 45
Jamal Adams (2014) – Five-star | No. 1

CORNERBACKS


Mike Hilton (2012) – Three-star | No. 78 (RB)
Senquez Golson (2011) – Four-star | No. 25

Rashard Robinson (2013) – Three-star | No. 31
Tre’Davious White (2013) – Four-star | No. 6



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