Recruiting battles: LSU vs. Texas A&M 

October, 17, 2012
If you followed LSU football in the 1990's, or have at least done your homework in the Tigers' recent run of success, you know there's a lot more to this new SEC series than initially comes to mind. The Tigers and Aggies have played a surprising 50 all-time games -- more total meetings than LSU has with SEC rivals Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and obviously Missouri.

Anyone with a basic understanding of geography also understands the recruiting implications of the two schools' proximity. It's no surprise that LSU's success in recruiting the eastern part of Texas in the past decade has coincided with 12 seasons where Texas A&M failed to notch double digit wins or claim a division or conference championship.

"I certainly know that we enjoy very much going into Texas, and we think Texas is a great place to recruit," coach Les Miles said. "They understand the style of play we have here at LSU, and they enjoy being a part of it."
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