LSU 10: Imported stars
June, 24, 2013
By Gary Laney | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Aaron M. SprecherGeorgia native Zach Mettenberger will look to have a big senior season under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- No state produces more NFL players per capita than the Bayou State. And LSU gets the lion's share of those players. It's a winning formula.
But it wouldn't be true to say LSU wins with Louisiana talent and Louisiana talent alone. LSU has been a draw for players outside of the state for years and recent success -- two national titles and three BCS title game appearances since 2003 -- has only increased it. This year's team has plenty of key players from outside the state lines.
So while 14 of LSU's starting 22 positions were held by Louisianians at the end of spring, there are plenty of out-of-staters who will make an impact:
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