Securing 27 signatures on Wednesday, Miles and the LSU coaching staff wrapped up the nation's No. 2 rated signing class as ranked by Scout.com.
Unlike USC and
"It's a great day for LSU football," said LSU coach Les Miles Wednesday afternoon. "We were able to add to our team 26 quality men with character and guys that have athletic ability. And those people, in my opinion, are looking forward to a lifetime of opportunities that LSU can afford."
Miles referred to 26 signatures,
The 2007 class of recruits was
Joining Toliver and Jones among
LSU's five-star prospects are
"Any time that you have a recruiting effort like this you represent a lot of people when you're the head coach," Miles said. "First of all, I represent a great school, and it's easy to show the opportunities a school like LSU affords academically and athletically."
Miles secured signatures from
almost every prospect the staff targeted in the state of
Miles proved his LSU staff can
recruit on a national basis. The Tigers signed 11 players from the state of
"I'm awfully fortunate to have
people who give up their days to help us," Miles said. "From the University
administration, to the staff at the
There were obvious needs in this class, including wide receiver and safety as well as offensive line and quarterback. Miles and his staff no doubt did a tremendous job meeting the needs of this class.
LSU signed four wide receivers,
including the nation's best in Toliver. Respectively,
The Tigers lost both of its safeties from the 2006 squad as LaRon Landry and Jesse Daniels were among the best in all of college football. Miles plucked two of the best safeties in the country from the high school ranks in Jones and Reserve-East St. John standout Stefoin Francois.
"It's nice to have four Parade All-Americans in this class, which is ties for the most in a single signing class in school history," Miles said. "We've really compiled a great class. This class has size, speed, athletic ability, strength and great balance."
Offensive line was a concern last
season as the Tigers were thin in depth and experience. But with four of five
starters returning, Miles was looking for depth in this class and he picked up
some quality players in
And finally – quarterback.
We will have a complete breakdown of this class, including who is projected to play immediately, who will redshirt, grayshirt, may be lost for academics and so on on TigerRag.com tomorrow.