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LSU Recruiting Class Big Board: How will LSU finish out on offense?

Tiger Blitz breaks down LSU's current commits on offense, targets for the staff and our thoughts on how solid each are with the changes at LSU.

With the firing of LSU coach Les Miles, there’s a lot to cover, but Tiger Blitz breaks down what commits LSU should be worried about potentially flipping and how Miles’ dismissal affects current targets. We start with the offensive side of the ball.


LSU currently has two quarterbacks committed and no other targets on the board. Both Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse are different and currently in different spots. Narcisse tore his ACL in his season opener and Brennan just broke Mississippi’s all-time passing record. One’s season is done, the other is working towards a deep playoff run.

On Brennan, the three-star prospect tweeted that he is fully committed to LSU. That’s good news for LSU. The coaching change can realistically only help LSU with Brennan as the offensive improvements could benefit him even more. It’ll all depend on the relationship with his new coach and offensive coordinator though. 

Confidence in commitment: 90%

Narcisse, with his injury, will likely stick with his commitment to LSU. There’s schools that’d certainly look at taking him, but his relationship is strong with Dameyune Craig, who I’d expect to stay at LSU even with a new coach. He feels at home at LSU and I expect him to stay with his LSU pledge.

Confidence in commitment: 95%

Running Backs

LSU has one commit in Clyde Edwards-Helaire, an underrated quick back that can do a little bit of everything. Edwards-Helaire attended The Opening and certainly played above his ranking out in Oregon. LSU was also in the mix for running back Cam Akers, but the Tigers could fall farther behind in the race for Akers unless the Tigers’ knock the coaching hire out of the park.

For Edwards-Helaire, he’s a local kid committed to his dream school. His role should expand with LSU likely to see a little bit more creativity under direction from a new offensive coordinator. 

Confidence in commitment: 99%

As far as Akers, LSU might have punched the nail in the coffin without a direction as far as a head coach. That being said, LSU can really do a lot for themselves with a huge offer. That could turn the tables for a kid like Akers, but as of right now, it can’t be looking good.

Confidence in LSU landing Akers: 10%

Don't worry too much about Carter, who got offered by LSU and committed on the spot. Carter is a versatile prospect that can be used in a multitude of different ways. Expect him to stay firm.

Confidence in commitment: 100%

Wide Receivers

LSU has a star-studded group of wide receivers committed for 2017. A big key for this class will be keeping the group together to add more depth at wide receiver especially if LSU uses more three and four wide receiver sets next season.

One of the quietest commits in the 2017 class is JUCO wide receiver Stephen Guidry, who will stay a Tiger in all likelihood. Guidry has been dominant this season and is another big-bodied wide receiver. He's quiet, but expect him to stay committed.

Confidence in commitment: 95%

Netherly was shocked by Miles' firing, but the early enrollee is still excited about getting to LSU to be a deep threat for LSU. Netherly was close to Miles, but with the offense expected to open up under a new offensive coordinator in the future. Right now, Netherly said he's committed to LSU, but he's weighing his options. He's got his official visits to Texas, Texas A&M and Utah set and that could now sway him rather than just taking them to take them like he planned to take just for fun.

Confidence in commitment: 80%

For Jhamon Ausbon, he's been LSU's commit at wide receiver that has been looking around the most with Texas A&M on him hard. Ausbon told Scout earlier this week that he's taking a wait and see approach with LSU. The positivity about the next coach taking the program to the next level is encouraging for LSU as well. Dameyune Craig and other coaches have a solid relationship with Ausbon and that will only help the Tigers. 

Confidence in commitment: 80%

The New Orleans prospect has kept his recruitment under wraps for the most part, but LSU is in the mix along with Mississippi State and a host of others are coming after McMath as he continues to blow up. LSU will have competition. The right hire could seal the deal for McMath, who will decide after the season.

Confidence in LSU landing McMath: 70%

LSU has been battling to try and get an official visit from Holloman for a while now. Those efforts haven't resulted in a visit yet for the Georgia receiver. Right now, LSU is on the outside of it for his services.

Confidence in LSU landing Holloman: 5%

The five-star wide receiver is one of the top prospects in Louisiana. LSU hasn't shown Smith much love since he postponed his commitment, but the Tigers can jump in with the right hire.

Confidence in LSU landing Smith: 5%

Offensive Line

The Tigers have some serious depth at offensive line in this class. Linemen are pretty versatile in terms of schemes and LSU has some size and coupled with athleticism as well.

The early enrollee was one of the first to sound off on Twitter, but it seems like he will remain a Tiger as well. Deculus is a big fan of Jeff Grimes and if Grimes were to depart, that might really throw a wrench in things. That will be a big factor to watch. 

Confidence in commitment: 80%

Charles has visited Mississippi and Mississippi State, but for the most part, remains solid to the Tigers. Charles is a huge piece of the puzzle along the interior for LSU and keeping Charles committed will be key.

Confidence in commitment: 90%

The Dallas offensive lineman responded to Tiger Blitz by saying he's committed and not considering any other options. That response to us indicates unless something drastic happens with the next hire, Ingram will be a Tiger.

Confidence in commitment: 95%

Seth Stewart was underrated when he committed to LSU. A big reason why Stewart committed was Grimes. If Grimes were to not be a part of the future staff, that could be a problem, but for now, we're confident in Stewart sticking around.

Confidence in commitment: 90%

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