LSU attracted dozens of the country's best underclassmen to campus on Saturday for the Tigers' national Junior Day.
The majority of the group have started to head home after a day full of tours and meetings. There are a handful of recruits that plan to stay in town until Saturday morning, so the recruiting efforts will continue as LSU hopes to keep amassing talent in the class of 2016.
Below we provide some tidbits on what happened during the event, including the lowdown on all the new offers handed out.
---LSU has a ton of safeties high on the board for the Class of 2016. The two highest rated safeties in the country were on campus Saturday in Brandon Jones and Eric Monroe. Those two actually plan to stay overnight and won't head back to the Lone Star State tomorrow. The Tigers continue to love their chances with Monroe, who has consistently ranked LSU near the top of his list, and confidence has to be growing with Jones, who's now visited Baton Rouge multiple times.
The Tigers also handed out a new offer at safety to Memphis native Donte Vaughn. LSU actually called him to extend the offer Friday night, and it became official once Vaughn got a chance to go one-on-one with Les Miles. He's now into double digits with his offer list.
---The CB board is just as loaded as well, and the Tigers handed out two more new offers to four-star Nigel Knott and Simeon Gatling. Knott's the top-ranked corner in the state of Mississippi, and the Tigers would love to go into that state again to nab one of its top players. Knott plays with a lot of physicality, and that's something LSU loves about his game.
The offer to Gatling is his first, and that may be the start of an explosion in his recruitment.
---The Tigers have a big need at linebacker in the 2016 class, and they got to host some top targets like Jeffrey McCulloch and Emanuel Bridges. LSU's also hoping to get a jumpstart on the 2017 group, and they offered two new rising juniors on Saturday.
The first went out to Kendric Haynes, widely considered one of the top overall players in the state of Alabama. The Mobile-area always produces a lot of great talent, and LSU would love to get back in there. Kevin Steele did his part to recruit there while with the Crimson Tide, and now he's trying to leave an impression on Haynes. The Tigers are just the second school to offer him, joining South Carolina on his list.
The other new offer also went out to a player from the state of Alabama, this one to Will Ignont from New Market, Ala. At 6-foot-2, 220, Ignont can play inside or outside, and the Tigers are in early with hopes that pays off.
---LSU also handed out a new offer along the offensive line, extending one to Scott Lashley. He comes from just outside Starkville, and his recruitment has really blown up lately. Auburn offered him recently, and nearby Mississippi State is a player as well. Look for Jeff Grimes to get LSU squarely in the mix after a really successful visit this weekend.
---Feleipe Franks remains solid in his commitment to LSU after spending two days in Baton Rouge. He showed up Friday and got to attend the Tigers' baseball game. He was then on-hand for all the Junior Day festivities Saturday, including a chance to watch the basketball team. LSU will have to fight off other suitors for Franks, but as it stands now, he's 100 percent set on the Tigers.
---Stick with TSD throughout the rest of the weekend, as we continue to compile notes from the visitors and conduct interviews to a gauge on how things went.
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