LSU Elite Camp: Top 10

The LSU Elite Camp played host to the state's top uncommitted and committed names, even welcoming a handful of top prospects from outside the state's borders. Go inside for a look at the Top 10 performers.

Top 10 Upperclassmen


La'el Collins            OT        6-4, 305       Redemptorist High

One word describes Collins' performance: DOMINANT. Last week he flashed the traits that have helped him reach five-star status, from excellent footwork to good usage of his hands and a determination to play through the whistle.


Collins still has some room for improvement with his technique and coming off the ball low on a consistent basis but you can say that about every high school lineman in America.



Jarvis Landry       WR  5-11, 185     Lutcher High

The biggest knock on the country's 8th ranked wide out is his speed and that is still something he needs to improve on when he gets to the next level. But, Landry caught everything in sight and ran exceptional routes. He had no problems getting off the line in press coverage and although it doesn't show in a camp setting you will be hard pressed to find a more physical 6-foot receiver anywhere in America.



Trai Turner            OG        6-4, 330       St. Augustine High

Turner can do plenty of damage on either side of the line, but college will see the 6-foot-4, 330-pounder find a home at offensive guard. That's where he worked throughout the LSU camp, flashing quick feet and a mean streak that matched the man often working alongside him, fellow Tiger commitment La'el Collins. Not many defensive names were able to get past Turner in the one-on-one drills.



Jeremy Hill            RB        6-1, 215       Redemptorist High

Everyone has seen enough of Hill running with the ball to know how good of a back he is. But what separates Hill from the other top running backs in the state is that he is further along catching the ball out of the backfield. Hill has gotten a little bigger over the off-season, but he still has the burst that he showed as a junior.




Alonzo Lewis       ATH  6-2, 205     St. James High

There has been a lot of debate with Lewis over what position he will play in college and that debate is likely to go on until well after he makes it to campus next summer. Lewis has a very good frame and build to play receiver or safety and he ran better and seemed to not be as stiff as he was at the U.S. Army Combine in January. However, don't rule out the idea of playing linebacker two to three years down the road.



Anthony Johnson       DT  6-2, 296     O.P. Walker High

Johnson was his usual self displaying good quickness and pure brute strength in overpowering his opponents. He has worked on learning more pass rush moves over the off-season but this is still an area that he will need to clean up before getting to LSU. The five-star prospect also seems to be using his hands a little more effectively, which will make him even tougher to block in 2010 and beyond.



Ronald Martin            DB        6-2, 185       White Castle High

After an impressive performance at LSU's June Camp, Martin returned with the hopes of earning an offer from the staff - which he received following Monday's workout. He has a very nice frame and showed some good ball skills with good anticipation. His footwork is something he will need to focus on going forward but he showed the ability to recover quickly from false steps, and he makes up a lot of ground quickly.




Jalen Collins       CB  6-2, 180     Oliver Branch (Miss.)

The first thing that jumps out at you in person is Collins' length, though he could stand to add some weight to his frame. Another impressive trait is his ability to backpedal smoothly then turn and run with the receivers. Collins has good awareness and those who work with him on a consistent basis say he has a high football IQ. Considering he landed his first offer and committed soon after, it was a successful camp for Collins.



Odell Beckham            WR        5-11, 175       Newman School

It was the same old song and dance with what Beckham has shown all summer at 7-on-7's. He caught the ball smoothly, always using his hands, and made several terrific grabs outside of his frame. We still feel that Beckham could be an outstanding cornerback, but he has grown so much as a receiver and has such a great work ethic that if his heart is on that side of the ball then stick him on offense and watch him flourish.




Mickey Johnson       DT  6-0, 310     St. Paul's High

Johnson's strength and the power he generates - along with his explosiveness and quick step - are very impressive, and that made him very tough to block in one-on-one drills. There's still going to be some questions as to whether he can be an every down three-tech defensive tackle in a 4-3 set and if he will be big enough to play nose in a 3-4 with his 6-0, 310-pound frame. Regardless, Johnson is someone that is thought of very highly by college coaches and it's easy to see why.



Other Top Performers: Quentin Thomas (Breaux Bridge, La.), Terrance Magee (Franklinton, La.), Jordan Williams (Gainesville, Fla.), Corey White (Baton Rouge, La.), Devonta Neal (2012 - Scottsdale, Ariz.), Avery Johnson (2012 – Pompano Beach, Fla.), Paul Turner (West Monroe, La.), Collins Moore (Madison, Ala.), D’haquille Williams (Reserve, La.)

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