Feleipe Franks had jaws dropping at LSU’s camp. He barely missed any throws during 7-on-7 drills, showing strength on the deep ball and touch. He dropped 40-yard throws where only his receivers could catch them. His improvement from a year ago is tremendous, and he was already a really good player back then. He’s even better now and showed exactly why he’s considered one of the top quarterbacks in the country.
Other Top Performers: Keytaon Thompson, Zadock Dinkelmann, Jon Randall Belton, Chancellor Johnson
Clyde Edwards-Helaire packs a lot of talent in his 5-foot-8 frame. The bowling ball of a running back showed great mobility in passing situations. Linebackers had a really tough time keeping up with him, and Edwards-Helaire continually got open. He’s the heir to Derrius Guice’s throne at Catholic, and he’ll have a big opportunity his fall to prove himself.
There were a lot of contenders for top billing at wide receiver, but this honor goes to the newest LSU commit — Da’Monte Coxie. He came into this camp as a sleeper, but LSU was eager to get a look at him. Tony Ball saw enough from his performance this week to extend him an offer that Coxie accepted on the spot. While Coxie doesn’t have great top-end speed, he has tremendous length at 6-foot-3 and sure hands.
Other Top Performers: Stephen Sullivan, Dee Anderson, Drake Davis, Isaiah Graham, Brandon Johnson, Quartney Davis
Jamal Pettigrew still looks like a wide receiver at a lean 220 pounds. He’ll keep getting bigger though and shouldn’t lose any of his athleticism or ability to catch the ball. He and his future quarterback Feleipe Franks showed a special connection during 7-on-7 drills, as Pettigrew was on the receiving end of a lot of big passes from the four-star passer. Pettigrew proved why he’s one of LSU’s most exciting tight end prospects.
Donavaughn Campbell was one of the biggest prospects at LSU’s camp this week. He’s toned his body tremendously over the last year though, and that size is all power. Campbell went up against a lot of really good defensive tackles and held his own against all of them. He didn’t win every rep, but his passion was clear as he accepted only perfection. He also responded well to Jeff Grimes’ coaching and got better as the day went on.
Other Top Performer: Willie Allen
Ed Orgeron couldn’t hide his excitement after working with Raekwon Davis at camp Friday. Davis is absolutely massive at 6-foot-7, 325 pounds and moved as well as anyone there. There were a ton of really good defensive linemen at the camp, but Davis stood out amongst all of them. Davis will be a major target for LSU moving forward, and the Tigers have a very real chance at flipping the Alabama commit.
Other Top Performers: Ed Alexander, Ross Blacklock, Tyler Shelvin
LSU commit Glen Logan didn’t camp until the final day, but he takes the top honor at defensive end. Ed Orgeron put him throw the ringer next to fellow commit Ed Alexander, having them work on some moves together that they’ll soon utilize for the Tigers. Logan, who’s retooled his body quite impressively, was also unstoppable in one-on-ones and should be the perfect defensive end as LSU moves more to a 3-4 scheme.
Other Top Performers: Emmit Gooden, Caleb Roddy, Malcolm Roach, Sci Martin, Travez Moore, Zachary Carter
The LSU coaches threw Erick Fowler into the fire with little experience at linebacker. He not only grew more comfortable at his new position as the camp went on, but he also excelled. Fowler worked at the MIKE during 7-on-7 work and did well keeping up with speedier backs and tight ends. Fowler also had the chance to show his pass rushing ability as an outside linebacker. Fowler proved why he was one of the best at The Opening and could fill several holes in LSU’s defense.
Other Top Performers: Rahssan Thornton, Michael Divinity, Dominique Ross
Kristian Fulton is the best cornerback in the state (and one of the best in the country) for a reason. He only worked out one session at LSU’s camp but was impressive in every facet of the game. He didn’t have much to prove, as his ability was already well-known, but he lived up to those expectations with a solid performance. Fulton’s commitment will come in less than a month, and LSU should be getting a really good player when he does.
Other Top Performers: Andraez Williams, Malcolm Askew, Patrick Surtain, Jr., Tyreke Johnson
Daniel Wright is already familiar with major college football. His brother, Major Wright, starred at Florida and now it’s Daniel’s turn to be a major prospect. He’s already considered one of the nation’s top safeties in the 2017 class, and he showed why at LSU’s camp. He was great at safety and in man-on-man coverage. He picked up an LSU offer earlier this summer, and he should be a top target for the rest of his recruitment.
Other Top Performers: Cameron Lewis, Clifford Chattman