Most of the big-time recruits in town worked out on Day 2 of the camp, with elite talent at every position. While Thursday's list of attendees was impressive, Friday had even more top recruits on-hand, and TSD was there for all of it.
Before we get into the news, notes and observations, here's the rundown of all the notable prospects at LSU on Friday:
WR Dee Anderson
WR Caron Baham
WR Chris Fuller
OT Willie Allen
ATH Dylan Moses
DE Caleb Roddy
DE Emmit Gooden
DE Sci Martin
DE Chris Allen
DE/LB Travez Moore
LB Erick Fowler
LB Jaden Hunter
LB Josh Clarke
CB Brad Stewart
---There was an influx of quality wide receivers Friday after that position was light on big-time players yesterday. LSU commits Stephen Sullivan and Dee Anderson each appeared and showed out as two of the top pass catchers at the camp. Four-star Isaiah Graham had a couple of surprising drops early in the day, but did run a 4.65 40. He still doesn't yet have an LSU offer, but he'll play college ball somewhere and has a bright future. Another receiver that had a big day was East St. John's Da'Monte Coxie. He's long and fast with great hands. His grades have prevented him from blowing up as a recruit to this point, but if he gets things in order, he'll be a top talent in the state.
---All these wide receivers were frequent targets for LSU quarterback commit Feleipe Franks. He had everyone's jaws dropping with the throws he made Friday. Not only does he have the arm strength for the deep ball, but he shows incredible touch to drop that ball in the basket for wide receivers. He's improved so much from a year ago, when he was already really good, and he's truly emerged as an elite quarterback in this class.
He's also a pretty good punter too. Some people I spoke with spotted him playing around during the lunch break, punting balls to kill some time. He does punt for his high school team, and those that saw him Friday said he was bouncing balls off the rafters of the indoor facility. He plays baseball too, so Franks is truly an all-around athlete.
---The most impressive group of the day was along the defensive line. There were at least eight linemen in attendance ranked four-stars or higher with several more receiving college attention.
The top performer of the day was Raekwon Davis, who measured in at 6-foot-7, 325 pounds. Ed Orgeron really wanted to see more from him at this camp, and Davis impressed him greatly. Coach O thinks Davis is a must-have recruit in this class, and it's easy to see why. Davis has the size for the nose and will take up a lot of space. He's still committed to Alabama, but most feel it's a battle between LSU and Mississippi State. Now that Coach O's all in, look for things to heat up between Davis and the Tigers.
Another lineman that had a big day was Emmit Gooden. The four-star from Tennessee mostly lined up at defensive end, but he also played some tackle and would fit well at either. He's already been a big LSU target, having visited twice before this week, and the Tigers are pushing Tennessee for the top spot in his recruitment.
Tyler Shelvin, the 2017 LSU commit from Lafayette, held his own and then some against older offensive linemen. He had some massive battles with fellow LSU commit Donavaughn Campbell, two of the biggest guys in the state. Shelvin won his fair share of one-on-ones and showed why LSU's so excited to have him already committed in this class.
The five-star Rashard Lawrence didn't work out Friday. Fellow five-star Ed Alexander is expected to show up Saturday, but he may be limited with injury. Glen Logan, another LSU commit, is also expected to arrive Saturday. Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the country, flew in from New Jersey Friday evening, and will spend the rest of the weekend in Baton Rouge.
---On Thursday we mentioned a couple of promising underclassmen from Florida in Daniel Wright and Patrick Surtain, Jr. Another youngster showed out Friday in Tyreke Johnson, a 2018 prospect from the same high school that produced Kevin Toliver. Those close to him say he'll push Toliver to be the best corner to ever come out of that school, and the promise was evident by his play Friday. Remember his name, because he'll be a big-time recruit for the next few years.
---The camp will conclude Saturday after one more day of campers. A lot of the big names will head home Friday night, but there were still be plenty of action on that final day, so stick with TSD for more from LSU's Elite Camp.