GeauxTigerNation mailbag: Sept. 7 

September, 7, 2012
GeauxTigerNation recruiting writer David Helman is back with another GeauxTigerNation mailbag, taking questions about the Tigers' recruiting efforts this year.

From Alex in New Orleans: First it was Alex Hurst to get nicked up along the offensive line, and now Chris Faulk has a severe injury. Has LSU recruited the depth there to withstand all the injuries?

[+] EnlargeRicky Seals-Jones
Max Olson/ESPN.comDespite a recent injury, Ricky Seals-Jones is still a top 2013 recruit.
It certainly looks good that offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was LSU's highest-rated recruit for 2012, doesn't it? On top of that, Alexander was an early enrollee in January, which showcases how important it can be to get your most talented recruits onto campus as soon as possible. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound freshman has been working out and learning the playbook since the week after the national championship game. If Hurst can't stay healthy, or if the big senior moves to left tackle to replace Faulk, Alexander seems like a likely candidate to step onto the starting line.
Six NOLA players punch Opening tickets
National recruiting coordinator Craig Haubert joins Phil Murphy to breaks down top position groups and invitees to Nike's The Opening from the recent regional camp in New Orleans.