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Re: LSU Football Recruiting
« Reply #150 on: December 23, 2017, 02:31:30 pm »

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JUCO focus: Why #LSU signed its most junior college players in years, and what's behind national trend, 'JC players are important to us.' Story: https://buff.ly/2BXNUQo


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Out of high school, edge rusher Travez Moore weighed 235 pounds and stood 6 foot 3 inches tall. He’s now 6-5, 256.

The high school version of tackle Badara Traore received his most recruiting interest from Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan. This fall, he had 32 scholarship offers, including 11 from Southeastern Conference programs.

Oh what a difference junior college makes.

On Wednesday, LSU signed its most junior college players (3) in a single class since 2013. Moore, Traore and guard Damien Lewis all inked with the Tigers during Day 1 of the early signing period, giving the program more JUCO players in one class than it signed in the previous three classes combined (2).

A reason for the surge is two-fold. One, the Tigers need immediate impact depth on the offensive and defensive lines because of attrition and graduation. Two, its new coaching staff isn’t as averse as the last in dabbling in the JUCO pool.

“JC guys are important to us,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “Everywhere I’ve been I’ve always recruiting JC guys. Those guys we’re recruiting (and signed), I would think they’d come in and play.”

The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Traore is seen as an immediate option at tackle next year, a potential replacement for senior left tackle KJ Malone or right tackle Toby Weathersby, a draft-eligible junior. Moore could slip into the rotation at the hybrid edge-rushing/outside linebacker Buck spot, where draft-eligible junior Arden Key is expected to leave a void. Lewis, meanwhile, provides depth at a position group that lost five players to transfer last offseason.
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Re: LSU Football Recruiting
« Reply #151 on: December 23, 2017, 06:24:22 pm »

how bad did we  hurt our self in recruiting LA by not keeping Smith?
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Re: LSU Football Recruiting
« Reply #152 on: December 24, 2017, 08:40:42 am »

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Hold that Tiger: LSU welcomes 2018 signing class with billboards placed around the country. https://buff.ly/2D5sHDN
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Re: LSU Football Recruiting
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2018, 07:12:55 am »

Louisiana S Kelvin Joseph picks LSU over Bama, Auburn, FSU

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6-foot-1.5, 191-pound Joseph from Scotlandville Magnet in Baton Rouge is the No. 3 ranked player in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247 rankings, and the No. 4 safety in the nation.

He is the 37th ranked player overall in [our] nation.

Joseph is LSU's 22nd commitment for the 2018 class.

He was previously committed to the Tigers this fall but de-committed in October to take a look at other options.
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