This is going to be an important weekend for hosting prospects on their official visits. To my knowledge Josh McNeil, Antonio Bass, DeSean Jackson, Chris Keys and Paul Duncan are all scheduled to be in town. Several other prospects are scheduled to be in unofficially and that list includes Nic Harris and Jon Demps but I'm sure there will be others. Check back next week as Tiger Rag will give you updates on how those visits went and where LSU stands with these guys.
Tigers pick up 10th commitment
After a long lull in picking up commitments the LSU Tigers landed one of the top offensive tackles in the junior college ranks when Kevin Myers gave his verbal pledge.
Tiger Rag reported the news early in the week and we finally caught up with the standout lineman to see what triggered his decision.
"The biggest thing that separated LSU from the other schools is their tradition and the way they support their athletes with their academics," Myers told Tiger Rag. "They did a great job of recruiting me and making me feel like they needed me."
The 6-6, 350-pounder has a lot of
agility and good speed with a 5.0-time in the forty-yard dash. He is considered
the top offensive lineman in the juco ranks by most observers and he had offers
Myers, a native of
LSU is expected to sign around 16-18 players because of the limited number of scholarships available in this class so Nick Saban must feel that Myers can contribute right off the bat.
"I'm going in with the idea of contributing right away," Myers said. "The coaches said they don't sign junior college players unless they feel they can contribute early so I know I will have the opportunity. LSU is losing some players so I think my chances of playing early are pretty good."
Tiger Rag reported about six weeks ago that Zachary-Northeast running back Trindon Holliday (5-6, 165, 4.3) would accept a scholarship offer (greyshirt) for the Class of 2006 and that is still the plan. It is all but a done deal with Holliday and you can mark him down as the first commitment for 2006.
"I did not think a big school like that would offer because of my height," Holliday told Tiger Rag. "I talked to coach Fisher and he said they want me. I plan to make a commitment to them after the football season."
Tiger fans biggest concern with
this recruiting class has been regarding the quarterback position but there is
some good news to report on that front. LSU is actively recruiting five signal
callers and another one could soon enter the picture. Also, one that committed
Antonio Bass, the No. 1 quarterback in
Initially, I didn't think LSU had much of a chance to swipe Tennessee commitment Jonathan Crompton away from the Volunteers but it looks like LSU is gaining more and more ground on the ‘Vols each passing week. Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher talk to the Crompton family on a regular basis and Jonathan really likes the two Tiger coaches. Jonathan was not in but I did speak to his mother for a few minutes and she had this to say.
"We are going to wait until January to make a decision whether or not he will take any other official visits," she said.
This is where the news looks
promising for LSU's sake. A sports writer doing a documentary asked Jonathan if
he did not sign with
There seems to be more going on
There is nothing new to report on
Josh Portis committed to
I caught up with John Hundley during the week and he said Ole Miss and Texas A&M call every week and he is still waiting to hear from LSU after Kirby Smart picked up his highlight film a little more than a week ago. Hundley said Smart was very impressed with his size and he told the St. Thomas More product to keep winning games and they would be in touch with him. St. Thomas More head coach Jim Hightower said Hundley is the best quarterback to ever come through his program and that includes at least three that signed with Division-I teams in the last 12 years.
The other guy on the Wish List is Brandis Dew but UTEP is the big leader for him right now. He will visit LSU in December and then we should get a better idea of the Tigers' chances. I say in the end he ends up at UTEP.
I posted a story on
I caught with the
In earlier reports, Dajleon Farr said he did not think he
would take an official to LSU because he had been there so many times but now he
says he might take one after all. That is good news for the Tigers because
rarely does an out-of-state prospect commit to a school without taking an
official there. He said LSU is one of his top choices but he still does not have
a leader at this point. I did find out that his girlfriend is a year behind him
LSU commitment Al Jones got carries off the field with
a knee injury in