Thursday, February 7, 2013
LSU: 2014 prospects to watch
By Gary Laney
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With signing day 2013 wrapped up, it's time to turn our attention to 2014. Here are five players LSU will be pursuing for the 2014 class:
RB Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine) Fournette is one of the top players and top running backs in the 2014 class, and he is already being mentioned as one of the great running backs to come out of Louisiana, a bold statement considered the state's storied history. At 6-foot-1 and 232 pounds with blinding speed and tremendous feel for the game, Fournette's talent was a big reason why LSU did not take a running back in 2013.
Could Beaumont, Texas, product Tony Brown be the latest elite CB to land at LSU?
A long, athletic tackle, Robinson is largely considered one of the best offensive linemen, if not the best, in the 2014 class. A future where Robinson is blocking for Fournette has to be enticing for LSU fans.
CB Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) LSU has been a destination for great cornerbacks, and it appears to be a favorite for perhaps the best one in the 2014 class. Many think Brown will follow his sister, elite 2013 track prospect Bealoved Brown. Bealoved committed to LSU on Tuesday, perhaps a hint at where little brother might eventually go to school.
DE Gerald Willis (New Orleans/Karr) A big, strong end, Willis, like Brown, has a chance at continuing LSU's success at a signature position. At 6-3, 260 pounds, he has the agility to play end but could easily add weight to be an extremely mobile tackle.
S Laurence Jones (Monroe, La./Neville) A high school teammate of 2013 LSU recruit John Diarse, the physical, fast Jones will be on the short list of the nation's best 2014 safeties. LSU will have a need to replenish the safety position in 2014, so adding an in-state prospect like Jones will be a high priority.