LSU Recruits at The Opening

Several LSU commits and targets set to participate in the summer's most prestigious prospect camp.

It's time for the The Opening, the most prestigious camp of the summer held exclusively for the creme of the recruiting crop.

The action starts Monday with the Elite 11 quarterback challenge. That will feature LSU commit Feleipe Franks as he competes with 17 of the other top passers in the country. The rest of the players arrive Tuesday with The Opening events scheduled to begin Wednesday morning. The whole camp wraps Friday after the 7-on-7 Championship.

The entire field is divided into six teams for the 7-on-7 tournament and lineman challenge. The organizers do a good job of separating the teams based on college commitments, and all seven LSU commits participating landed on the same team. That would be team Superbad, and the future Tigers are listed below.

QB Feleipe Franks

OLB Erick Fowler

DE Caleb Roddy

CB Saivion Smith

CB Andraez Williams

WR Stephen Sullivan

ATH Dylan Moses (2017)



There are several more LSU targets, including four more top players from Louisiana. Here's a breakdown of some notable LSU recruits not committed to the Tigers that will compete at The Opening, separated by team.

CB Kristian Fulton – Alpha Pro

LB Lyndell Wilson – Alpha Pro

DE McTelvin Agim – Alpha Pro

CB Shyheim Carter – Alpha Pro

DT Raekwon Davis – Alpha Pro

DT Rashan Gary – Alpha Pro

CB Nigel Knott – Alpha Pro



LB Ben Davis – Fly Rush

S JoeJuan Williams – Fly Rush

CB DeAngelo Gibbs (2017) – Fly Rush



S Deontay Anderson – Hypercool

LB Jeffrey McCulloch – Hypercool



CB Trayvon Mullen – Lunarbeast

DT Antwuan Jackson – Lunarbeast



RB Devin White – Mach Speed

DE Brian Burns – Mach Speed



DT Rashard Lawrence – Superbad

LB Dontavious Jackson – Superbad

WR Trevon Diggs – Superbad





Let's also take a look at some of the storylines we'll be tracking at The Opening:

---Can Feleipe Franks solidify standing as top quarterback?

The LSU commit enters the week as one of the Top Five quarterbacks in the country. He has a chance to be one of LSU's highest rated QB to ever sign with the Tigers. His performance this week can be a big boost as he tries to continue rising up the rankings. Evaluators can watch him side-by-side with the other highly rated QBs, and Franks can really separate himself. He'll also have the benefit of throwing to one of his future teammates, Stephen Sullivan, and the chemistry they build should go a long way for their futures.

---LSU's future secondary on display

Both of LSU's elite CB commits will show out at The Opening, as will several more targets the Tigers expect to add to the class. Saivion Smith is already the No. 1 corner in the country, and Greedy Williams can help his standing with a strong showing. They're on Superbad together and can give LSU fans a glimpse of the future. The top two CB targets on LSU's board will also be there, with Kristian Fulton and Trayvon Mullen still looking like heavy leans to the Tigers. LSU's well on its way to another No. 1 haul of corners, and that will be evident this week.

---Dylan Moses the best in 2017

Moses debuted as the No. 1 overall recruit in the country in Scout's first rankings for the 2017 class. He's also one of only a few underclassmen to get the invite to The Opening this week. He has a chance to not only show he's the best in his grade but that he's also one of the best players overall. It'll also be interesting to see which position he plays. He's ranked as an athlete on Scout and can either be a running back or linebacker on the next level. He'll probably work at both this week, and that may give some insight to what's best for his future.

---Linebackers, linebackers, linebackers

LSU still has a big need for linebackers, and some of their top targets will be at The Opening this week. Lyndell Wilson, Ben Davis, Jeffrey McCulloch and Dontavious Jackson are all high on the Tigers' wish list. Media gets great access to these guys during the week, so that will afford opportunities to get updates on their recruitments. LSU's hopeful it can get at least one of the players from this group, and we'll have a better idea of where they stand after this week.

---Will Louisiana win another SPARQ title?

The Boot is home to some of the nation's best athletes, and that's been evident in the SPARQ championship at The Opening. Louisiana has won the title in three of the last four years (Landon Collins, 2011; Speedy Noil, 2013; Kirk Merritt, 2014). Devin White is probably the state's best candidate to win the title this year. He posted one of the best SPARQ scores of the regional round, and he'll look to match that again this week. Also keep an eye on Alabama commit Shyheim Carter, as he's capable of posting a high SPARQ as well.


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