Reviewing LSU's most recent offers for 2016

LSU continues evaluating potential recruits for the 2016 class, and with the eval period in full swing, TSD takes a closer look at the five most recent prospects to land offers from the Tigers.

LSU has spent most of the last three weeks on the road, evaluating top talent across the country. That’s resulted in a handful of new offers extended to members of the 2016 class. TSD takes a look at the five most recent prospects to land offers from the Tigers, breaking down their film and analyzing how they fit in to the Tigers’ plans.

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LSU extended an offer to Jordan Elliott last week after Bradley Dale Peveto’s sweep through the city of Houston. The four-star prospect committed early in the process to Baylor but reopened his recruitment last month. The Bears are still in the mix, but Elliot has fielded interest from schools across the country. USC, Texas and Texas A&M are just some of the programs in the hunt, and now LSU’s officially in that group. Louisiana is loaded with talent at defensive tackle, but the Tigers are still pursuing other options outside the state. In addition to in-state guys like Rashard Lawrence, Stephon Taylor and Glen Logan, LSU’s now in hot pursuit of Elliott.



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LSU extended a ton of new offers in the state of Florida last week, but Aaron Thompson was the only one in the 2016 class. He’s a bit of a tweener with his size right now between end and tackle. He has really good versatility though and can play several spots on the line. He has a big frame that should make it easy for him to add weight, and he could definitely grow into a true defensive tackle. He also has strong hands and can disengage blocks very well. With all the DT talent in Louisiana, LSU has reached out-of-state for versatile linemen that could potentially play a five-tech. Thompson appears to fit that mold, and he’s one of several linemen to watch closely moving forward.



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Kyle Davis committed to South Carolina last summer, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from pursuing him. LSU’s just the most recent major program to come calling, and the Tigers join a long list of other suitors including programs like Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn. Davis can reasonably play just about any position on the next level. He may fit best as a big-bodied wide receiver, a pass-catching tight end or he could even play on the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker or safety. LSU’s had success in the past recruiting against the Gamecocks. Last year they signed Arden Key, who was committed throughout most of the process to South Carolina before flipping shortly before NSD.



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Denzel Okafor has been one of the hottest prospects this spring, landing a ton of major offers from schools like Texas and Oklahoma in addition to LSU. Okafor has a great frame, with a long wing span and is quick for his size. He brings versatility too. Okafor can play either tackle spot or bulk up and move inside to guard. He could probably even play center. With only a pair of in-state lineman holding offers from LSU, Jeff Grimes will likely need to find some other targets from outside Louisiana. Okafor appears to be one that’s high on the list, and we’ll see how LSU ranks to some of the other big programs that have recently offered him.



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Kingston Davis landed an offer from LSU Tuesday morning. The three-star prospect has been committed to Michigan since taking a visit up there last month, and it’s too early to say how strong that commitment is. LSU offered Davis as an athlete, one that could potentially fit in at multiple positions. Scout ranks him as a running back, but that position isn’t a tremendous need for the Tigers. Devin White is the top target, and LSU hasn’t identified too many other RBs outside of him. We’ll have to see how open Davis is to other programs and how he fits into the pecking order for LSU.




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