Freshman class ready to shine 

August, 9, 2012
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From here on out they'll be the silent contributors.

They make up a significant chunk of this 2012 LSU team, and many of them are expected to make major contributions this fall. But this 2012 class of Tiger freshmen -- barring some extraordinary circumstances -- won't be heard from again this season after Tuesday's interview session at LSU media day.

Kwon Alexander
ESPNUKwon Alexander comes to LSU with some serious pedigree. He was ESPN's No. 3 outside linebacker and the 29th overall prospect in the class of 2012.
That's a funny thought when considering the impact this freshman class could make. The Tigers have high hopes for their youngsters, whether its a four-man linebacker class that is expected to give added depth to a unit that returns just one entrenched starter. The same can be said for the secondary, where LSU doesn't have many proven commodities behind safety Eric Reid and the cornerback tandem of Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon.
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