2016 LSU Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 LSU Football Recruiting Class: Did LSU get the nation’s best recruiting class? Who cares? It got one that’s close enough to be considered for the top spot, and that’s more than good enough.

    January 29, 2016


    2016 LSU Football Recruiting Class: Did LSU get the nation’s best recruiting class? Who cares? It got one that’s close enough to be considered for the top spot, and that’s more than good enough.


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    LSU Football Recruiting Class Overview

    Did the settling of all the Les Miles drama make a different in this tremendous haul of talent? It certainly didn’t hurt with the Tigers dominating – for the most part – on NSD holding on to several of the superstar Louisiana talents everyone in the SEC seemed to be going after. There was a key loss with LB Erick Fowler flipping to Texas, but that’s the cost of doing business in the cut-throat world of recruiting. Miles got more than his share of four-star talents.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Defensive linemen. The secondary comes a close second with CB Saivion Smith one of the crown jewels of the class and Kristian Fulton and safety Eric Monroe not all that far behind. A few nice ends are coming in, but the interior is loaded with three big-time gets in Ed Alexander, Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan all big enough and good enough to be an anchor for just about any other program.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    DT Rashard Lawrence, 6-3, 300 – Saivion Smith might turn into the better NFL talent with 6-1, 183-pound size and the talent and ability to become a whale of a safety. However, Lawrence is special as a pure run stopper. He can move a little bit, but he’s not going to hang out in the backfield on a regular basis. It’ll be his job to gum up the works – he’s not going to get shoved around. UCLA was right there for his services, and Ohio State and Alabama were in the hunt, but the Louisiana native stayed home.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Offensive tackle, but it’s all relative. The Tigers come back loaded in all the key spots, even with star safety Jalen Mills gone and linebacker Deion Jones done, but getting MLB Kendell Beckwith and corner Tre’Davious White back was a major coup. The O line is the one are of work losing Vadal Alexander from the right side, and Jerald Hawkins early to the NFL from the left.

    2016 LSU Football Recruiting Class

    Edwin Alexander DT Hammond, La. St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6-2 333
    Willie Allen OL River Ridge, La. John Curtis Christian HS 6-6 303
    Dee Anderson WR DeSoto, Texas DeSoto HS 6-5 204
    Andre Anthony DE New Orleans, La. Edna Karr HS 6-4 219
    Donavaughn Campbell OL Ponchatoula, La. Ponchatoula HS 6-5 349
    Connor Culp PK Phoenix, Ariz. Dester Vista HS 5-10 195

    Lloyd Cushenberry III OL Geismar, La. Dutchtown HS 6-4 310
    Drake Davis WR Baton Rouge, La. IMG Academy 6-3 212
    Michael Divinity Jr. LB Marrero, La. John Ehret HS 6-3 224
    Kristian Fulton DB Metairie, La. Archbishop Rummel HS 6-0 178
    Rashard Lawrence DT Monroe, La. Neville HS 6-3 310
    Cameron Lewis DB Monroe, La. Wossman HS 6-1 190
    Glen Logan DE Destrehan, La. Destrehan HS 6-4 284
    Eric Monroe DB Houston, Texas North Shore HS 6-0 185
    Jamal Pettigrew TE New Orleans, La. St. Augustine HS 6-6 218
    Caleb Roddy DE Denham Springs, La. Denham Springs HS 6-5 259
    Jakori Savage OL Bay Minette, Ala. Baldwin County HS 6-5 289
    Lindsey Scott Jr. QB Zachary, La. Zachary HS 5-11 205
    Saivion Smith CB St. Petersburg, Fla. IMG Academy 6-3 191
    Stephen Sullivan WR Donaldsonville, La. Donaldsonville HS 6-6 228
    Rahssan Thornton LB Killeen, Texas Shoemaker HS 6-2 211
    Devin White RB Springhill, La. North Webster HS 6-1 255
    Andraez Williams DB Shreveport, La. Calvary Baptist Academy 6-2 165

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