- Gary Laney, Reporter, GeauxTigerNation
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With LSU after so many ESPN 150 players, which ones would likely make an impact earliest? Here are the 10 most likely candidates:
1. RB Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine)
6-foot-1, 232 pounds
ESPN 300 rank: 1
Why he would make an impact: The nation's top-ranked player would make an impact for anybody, but LSU seems to have gone out of the way to thin its once deep running back herd. If Jeremy Hill departs after this season (assuming he's out of his legal hot water), there's not reason to think Fournette wouldn't be the Tigers' starter as soon as he arrives.
Will he sign? It's far from decided. LSU and Alabama are at the top of the list, but there are several other suitors.