Recruiting battles: LSU vs. Arkansas 

November, 21, 2012
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They call this game "The Battle for the Boot," and the word "boot" rhymes with "recruit." What does that mean? Nothing at all, but it's definitely a fun piece of trivia for two programs that have consistently played thrilling games for about a decade now.

Arkansas is a bit reminiscent of the look we took at Mississippi State. The Razorbacks have no problem recruiting talent from Louisiana -- they feature seven players from the state on their roster, including backup QB Brandon Mitchell, an Amite, La., product who has a 113.5 rating in limited action this season as Tyler Wilson has coped with injuries -- but they have yet to really challenge LSU for its prized home-state recruits. Several of Arkansas' Louisiana players were highly regarded enough to earn four-star rankings, but not offers from the Tigers.

This looks like a trend that's likely to continue this year with two prized home-state talents:
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