LSU caps off torrid summer of recruiting 

July, 31, 2012
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The recruiting process is beginning earlier and earlier. That shouldn't be a surprise at this point. If it is, just consult any of LSU's three commitments for the class of 2014 -- all of whom pledged to the Tigers within the last month. Better yet, read up on Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./LSU Laboratory), the eighth grader who holds a scholarship offer from LSU.

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDuring his tenure at LSU, Les Miles has never had this many commits by the end of July.
And yet, as quickly as schools are filling recruiting classes these days, that doesn't account for the pace at which the Tigers are filling this 2013 class. On the last day of July, LSU has secured 21 commitments for 2013 -- just a mere six months before national signing day in February. After a relatively slow start to the year, LSU has accrued a dozen pledges since May. And with summer recruiting camps serving as an impetus for early commitments, the Tigers have added four names to their class in both June and July this year. If you include the early birds for 2014, LSU has picked up seven commitments in the last 31 days.

This kind of production certainly isn't unheard of. Up in Big Ten country, Michigan has secured commitments from 23 of its 25 possible additions for 2013. But it's certainly a new situation for LSU during Les Miles' tenure. Commitment announcements are still expected from LSU targets like Greg Gilmore (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) before the season starts, so the Tigers could have as few as two or three spots remaining by September.
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