LSU Tigers: Nick Brossette

Early Offer: Brossette a beast 

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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today’s offerings: As the No. 37 player in the country and a top-five running back, Nick Brossette had nothing to prove at Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp. But that didn’t stop the LSU commit from making the 4-hour drive from Baton Rouge, La., to compete. And, boy did he. But he wasn’t the only player from Louisiana to turn heads.

LSU lands top 2015 RB Brossette 

August, 27, 2013
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LSU got a big boost to its 2015 recruiting class late Monday night as top junior running back, Nick Brossette (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab), and cornerback Xavier Lewis (Laplace, La./East Saint John) verbally committed to LSU.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Brossette is the No. 16-ranked player in the ESPN Junior 300 and chose the hometown team over offers from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Tennessee and others.

As a freshman Brossette rushed for over 1,500 yards and 29 touchdowns and followed that by rushing for over 2,100 yards and 44 touchdowns as a sophomore.

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Summer recruit wrap: LSU 

July, 23, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- With the spring/summer camp season winding down and August camp almost ready to start, here are 10 things we learned about LSU recruiting this summer.

Taking it slow

There was much optimism that with Louisiana enjoying arguably its strongest, deepest recruiting class since recruiting services started evaluating classes, LSU might not only finish with the nation's best class, the Tigers might run away and hide with it. That hasn't been the case as Louisiana's top seven players, included top target Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine). Remain uncommitted. The good news? LSU has nine ESPN 300 commitments already.

Harris becomes recruiter


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2015 ESPN 300 targets: LSU 

July, 16, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- With the release of the the ESPN 300 for 2015, it's easy to see that while LSU won't have quite as much access to local, high-end prospects as it does in the 2014 cycle. However, the Tigers can still put together an elite recruiting class with the bulk of its players coming from Louisiana. Here's an early look at who might be LSU's top targets.

Kevin Toliver
Derek Tyson/ESPNKevin Toliver, the brother of former LSU receiver Terrence Toliver, has the look of a prototype cornerback.
1. CB Kevin Toliver II (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian)
6-foot-1, 183 pounds
ESPN 300 rank: 2

A cousin of former LSU wide receiversChris Toliver and LSU's first commitment in the 2015 class, Kevin is ideal for just the opposite role his cousin played. At 6-1, with long arms, fluid hips and exceptional speed, Toliver has the skill set to possibly be the most talented LSU cornerback prospect since Patrick Peterson, which is saying something considering the enormous talents the Tigers annually attract to the position.


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LSU camp: What we learned 

June, 5, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here's what we learned after LSU's four-day football camp, which concluded Wednesday morning. Its second camp will be July 14-17:

1. New offers look ahead: LSU extended three offers on the weekend, all to players in the 2015 or 2016 classes.


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Tales from the Road: LSU 

May, 29, 2013
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Every Wednesday, GeauxTigerNation will take a look at LSU's week in recruiting in Tales From The Road.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- It almost felt like football season over the weekend in Baton Rouge.

Fans surrounded Tiger Stadium, tailgating in adjacent parking lots. Then, when the time was right, they poured into the stadium for the main event.

Only this weekend, it wasn't football, but the annual Bayou Country Superfest, featuring Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, the Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan, who headlined the stadium for Memorial Day weekend.

But it sure did feel like a football weekend, and it just so happened there were football players on campus. Some of the state's top recruits were on hand for LSU's Bayou Picnic event, getting a little taste of a game day.

Happy accident? We think not.

This week's targets: LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and wide receiver coach Adam Henry were at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans for the New Orleans Karr/New Orleans Brother Martin spring scrimmage.


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Quiet weekend at LSU's picnic 

May, 28, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sometimes a picnic is just a picnic.

LSU hosted its annual Bayou Picnic recruiting day Saturday, an invitation-only event targeting select high-profile recruiting targets. And while some recruits were on "commitment alert," the Tigers had not landed any new commitments by the time Memorial Day weekend ended.

That's not to say it wasn't a significant event in the recruiting process.


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Tales from the Road: LSU 

May, 22, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The spring game is back in Louisiana.

Gone for several years because of a change in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules, spring games returned this year and provided great evaluation opportunities for coaches. You had matchups like West Monroe (with ESPN 150 offensive tackle Cameron Robinson) against Monroe Neville (ESPN 150 safety Laurence "Hootie" Jones).

You had quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City/Parkway) putting up big yards in a spring game. You had Baton Rouge's University Lab, featuring three major prospects in three different classes -- 2014 ESPN 150 offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield (LSU commit), 2015 running back prospect Nick Brossette and 2017 stud Dylan Moses -- taking on rising class 5A power Zachary.

It's May in Louisiana, but around high school campuses, there's a touch of September.

This week's targets: LSU's coaches were spread out at spring games over the weekend.


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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The stage was set for Brandon Harris.

The 2014 quarterback, whose stock has risen steadily throughout the spring, had the stage to himself when his school, Bossier City, La.'s Parkway High, hosted Alexandria, La./Alexandria Senior High for a spring game.


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BATON ROUGE, La. -- While University Lab School has a solid athletic tradition and some good football history -- Louisiana Class 1A state champions in 1974 and 1988, and a smattering of college and pro players like Brad Banta and Brian Kinchen -- it isn't necessarily on the state's "A" list of football powers.

Schools like John Curtis and Evangel, which eliminated the Cubs from last year's Class 2A playoffs in the semifinals, have won more championships and perhaps have a longer list of past stars.

Few, however, can match the star power now going through the small, academically rigorous school located on LSU's campus.

A year after defensive end Tim Williams left "U-High," as locals call it, for Alabama as ESPN's top-rated player out of Louisiana, the Cubs produced Garrett Brumfield, the ESPN 150 defensive end who committed to LSU over the weekend.

The trend will continue in upcoming years. Nick Brossette, will be among the top running backs in the country in the 2015 class, and all eyes are on Class of 2017 super prospect Dylan Moses, who made national news when he was offered by LSU in the summer before his eighth-grade year. He subsequently has earned offers from Alabama and Florida. Moses has yet to play his first game at University's high school team, yet people have long been speculating where he'll play in college.

U-High, always the strong academic school with a competitive football program, is suddenly a hotbed.

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Brumfield pledge highlights LSU weekend 

April, 22, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's spring game is usually a big recruiting weekend, and the 2013 version did not disappoint.

LSU hosted some of the biggest names in the country, landed an ESPN 150 commitment and continued to lay the foundation for 2015 by extending an offer to one of Louisiana's top players.

Here's a rundown of the day's highlights, from a recruiting standpoint.


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2015 CB Lewis perseveres, getting noticed 

March, 27, 2013
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ZACHARY, La. -- Sunday wasn't the best day for Xavier Lewis (LaPlace, La./East St. John).

The 2015 cornerback didn't perform up to his standards at the NUC 5-star Challenge in Baton Rouge, often getting beat by lesser-known receivers.


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Receiving four offers as a high school sophomore isn't all that uncommon anymore, but few 2015 recruits can lay claim to the quality of offers extended to running back Nick Brossette (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School).


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'14 stars Robinson, Quinn meet in playoffs 

November, 29, 2012
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Leonard Fournette is now in off-season mode. The dream's long over for Jeryl Brazil and countless others.

But for 20 Louisiana teams and many of the state's top prospects, semifinal week brings them within one game of their ultimate goal as high school football players from the Pelican State: A chance to play at the LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In Louisiana, state championship games in five enrollment classes are played in the Superdome over two days. This year, the Classic is Dec. 7-8. The matchups will be determined in packed prep stadiums around the state on Friday. Here's a brief look at the matchups:

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Thanksgiving brings prime-time matchups 

November, 21, 2012
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In the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoffs, Thanksgiving weekend is the time the state's football playoffs shift gears. With each of the five classes down to eight teams, the quarterfinals usually give football fans plenty of intriguing matchups for fans after Black Friday shopping is done.

This year, fans will miss some top prospects. Jeryl Brazil's Loranger team was upset by Jennings last week while Darian Claiborne's Port Allen team was knocked off by Brusly, spoiling a would-be Brazil-Claiborne showdown in Class 3A.

But most of the state's best players are still alive, some in potentially tight matchups Friday. Here are the best ones.

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