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LSU shuffle in Top 247

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LSU is off to a red-hot start on the recruiting trail, locking up 19 commitments before the team's second camp in July - leaving room for only six verbal pledges between now and February.

On Thursday, 247Sports reshuffled its' list of the nation's top 247 elite prospects, which included nine current LSU commitments.

Five of LSU's pledges - Ethan Pocic, Tre'Davious White, DeSean Smith, Jeryl Brazil and Josh Boutte - are four-stars with a 94 prospect rating.

Melvin Jones, Frank Herron and John Diarse are four-star prospects with a 93 prospect ranking, and safety Jeremy Cutrer is a four-star with a 92 prospect rating.

The biggest shift in regards to LSU came with Brazil's move from No. 156 to No. 122, a jump that can be credited in large part to his performance at The Opening. With a 4.32 40-yard dash, Brazil was the fastest prospect of the 150 players in attendance, and he showed that he could hold his own at cornerback when matched against some of the nation's elite wide receiver talent.

Pocic remains LSU's highest rated prospect, though he dropped in the overall rankings from No. 76 to No. 87.

White checked in as the second-highest ranked LSU commitment, moving up from No. 100 to No. 99. He is also ranked as the No. 5 athlete in the country and No. 3 prospect in Louisiana.

Smith dropped from No. 98 to No. 103, followed by Brazil at No. 122.

Boutte is ranked as the No. 133 overall prospect, and the Westgate standout is tabbed as the No. 7 offensive guard in the country and No. 6 prospect in Louisiana.

Herron, ranked as the No. 10 strongside defensive end in the 2013 class, dropped from No. 143 to No. 152 in the Top 247, despite a standout performance at The Opening last weekend.

Diarse checked in as the No. 157 overall prospect, the same spot he held when the rankings were adjusted in late March.

Cutrer, the final LSU name in the Top 247, is ranked as the No. 14 safety in the class and the No. 187 overall prospect, giving the Tigers all nine of their commitments within the Top 200.

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