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>>>>>>They must have looked at the list that was posted in the "Rate the Coaches Recruiting" thread here last week. Chavis is the only LSU coach on the list. Guess we need to fire the rest.
>>>>>Is this an indication of how good a job Les is doing recruiting?
>>>>>or does it show how well the program sells itself?
>>>>>Any other theories on how LSU gets great classes year-in-and-year-out?
in a separate article, 247 named Alabama receivers coach Mike Groh as the top recruiter.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart
Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner
Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson
Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt
Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison
Ole Miss co-defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff
Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford
Texas A&M receivers coach David Beaty
UCLA defensive backs coach Adrian Klemm
I think our coaches outwork a lot of these people, but they don't get recognized for it. There is no doubt, that near the end of the just-completed cycle, that our coaches were scouring the country, and I think helped land Bower, and almost landed Nkimdiche.
Chief is the one we really pushed but Kragthorpe could have also been on it too. And Frank did his usual good job in La.
It's going to be hard for someone to beat Frank out for 2014
Sonny, that doesn't seem right. Jay Booey says that Kragthorpe sucks at recruiting.
John Chavis – defensive coordinator
It's funny recalling when Les hired Chavis, all the Tennessee fans were so quick to warn us about third-and-Chavis and his laziness on the recruiting trail.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Yep, they talked about him like he just didn't care about recruiting. Thank goodness he's gotten LSU into the Carolina's. That area is producing DL like crazy.
South Carolina has a bunch of DE/OLB types and DT's in 2014: http://247sports.com/Season/2014-Football/RecruitRankings?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool&State=SC
Christian Miller 4star #97 overall & #4 OLB: http://247sports.com/Player/Christian-Miller-20746
Dexter Wideman (great name) 4star #116 overall & #8 DT: http://247sports.com/Player/Dexter-Wideman-18368 (lists LSU)
Naquez Pringle 4star #151 overall & #12 DT: http://247sports.com/Player/Naquez-Pringle-21244
Kevin Crosby 4star Unrated LB/TE w/32 offers:http://247sports.com/Player/Kevin-Crosby-10252
I think Crosby was first projected as a LB but he must want to play TE because everyone has him listed as a TE or an Athlete now. Kid can flat out play.
Joe Blue 3star unrated ILB (USCe commit) also has offers from Auburn, Florida, GaTech VaTech & USCw: http://247sports.com/Player/Joe-Blue-11188
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LSU is the best school, no one else can offer these kids anything. If we don't land a top recruit it is because the coaches failed.
I don't really believe this, but many do.
It's also funny how Lsu fans were pissed ab the hire, now only give credit to Chavis when we win. Don't get me wrong he's done a great job on the recruiting trail and coaching our d. If you look back on all the early entries to the draft, most of those guys were committed to LSU before Chavis was hired. Les doesn't get enough credit.
Chavis is lucky Les lets him hang off of his coattails, amirite?!!! GEAUX DA HAT LESTICLES!!!
"In the SEC,you're a glorified run support guy.In the Big 12, you're a cover guy."-Bobby Burton asking why DBs go SEC
>>>>posting to myself again Updates on two of the South Carolina guys
On second thought, Miller doesn't mind sharing info
By Phil Kornblut
Wednesday night Spring Valley junior linebacker Christian Miller felt it was best not to talk about his recruiting publicly not wanting to get caught up in the media frenzy that overcomes so many recruits. But Thursday Miller did disclose where he stood with things including a top four. Miller was offered Wednesday by Alabama coach Nick Saban. He recently visited Tuscaloosa for a junior day. He plans to visit Florida State February 15th and Florida the next day. Miller said he was never contacted by USC about its recent junior day and only heard from Clemson on the Monday before its recent junior day, so he couldn't make plans to get there. Miller said he has a top four of Florida, Alabama, Florida State and Georgia. North Carolina, he said, has also been showing a lot of interest. He'd like to make a decision sometime in March or in early spring.
Pringle gets another look at USC
By Phil Kornblut
DL Naquez Pringle of Carvers Bay attended USC's junior day and took the opportunity to experience some things he hadn't on earlier visits.
"It was something different than before," he said. "The new (DL) coach is there. I liked him. from the time I me him. He seems like he's ready to start his career at South Carolina."
Pringle also spent time with his recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr.
"He just loved me to death," he said. "He walked up on me one time and punched me in the back." Pringle also spoke briefly with Steve Spurrier.
USC and Clemson remain his two offers and he plans to visit Clemson for its next junior day. He also wants to visit LSU. Pringle said USC and Clemson remain on top for him with no favorite.
Sure Frank Wilson aspires to make this list! A joke he's not listed. Granted it was a down year in New Orleans, which is his wheelhouse, but Wilson is clearly a top 50 recruiter. Chavis is recruiting very well. His efforts in the Carolinas and Memphis are damn strong. He's always been strong in the Carolinas.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
It's based on just this class but I agree that Frank Wilson should have been included.
Until they hire him away...
Nov 15th to Jan 15th is a nightmare for me when it comes to Coach Frank
>>>>>>Wonder if he's on any of these guys? Linked article has profile links and capsules on each player. Included the capsules on anyone with LSU interest.
24 in N.C. to watch for 2014
1. LB Chris Register, Greensboro Dudley
2. SDE Kentavius Street, Greenville Rose
3. RB Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic
4. DE Lorenzo Featherston, Greensboro Page
5. LT Bentley Spain, Providence (LSU offer) – South Carolina appears in the distant lead for the state’s unchallenged top offensive line prospect, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he ended his recruitment this spring after planned stops at UNC and Stanford. looks like he may be down to UNC & USCe
6. RB Derrell Scott, Havelock
7. QB Will Grier, Davidson Day
8. WR Trevion Thompson, Durham Hillside
9. CB DeAndre Thompkins, Swansboro
10. TE Avery Edwards, Ravenscroft
11. WR Josh Cabrera, Northside
12. WR Braxton Berrios, Leesville Road-5'8" WR has nine offers including UNC, USCe, Va tech, NCState & more
13. TE Jeb Blazevich, Charlotte Christian (LSU offer) – Blazevich transformed himself from skinny receiver to bona fide tight end prospect in one offseason a year ago. Clemson and Georgia perhaps have the likeliest odds of landing the four-star target, who has Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Ole Miss in his top six.
14. ATH Johnathan Lloyd, Southern Alamance
15. RT/G Will Richardson, Burlington Cummings
16. LB Cayson Collins, Berry Academy
17. DT Lamont Gaillard, Pine Forest
18. S Jeff Gibson, Gray’s Creek
19. DE Robert Dinkins
20. DE B.J. Hill, West Stanly
21. WR Jaylan Barbour, Monroe
22. K Freeman Jones, Bunn (Lists LSU)
23. WR Workpeh Kofa, Independence
24. S Germaine Pratt, High Point Central
>>>>>Not many DL on the list for Carolina this year.. Lots of WR's (seven with one that is listed as a safety)
>>>>>Was Neal listed in Carolina's top 24 before last year's camps?
I know he's on that LB Wilson from Memphis and the DB/WR Kelly from Knoxville. Pretty sure he coached Kelly's dad at Tennessee.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is when the madness starts for me:(
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