- David Helman, Reporter, RecruitingNation
After two weeks of huge visitor turnouts, LSU's guest list tailed off a bit for Saturday's home finale against Ole Miss. The afternoon kickoff and the low-level opponent probably contributed to that, especially since the Tigers played marquee matchups against Alabama and Mississippi State in the weeks before.
A sizable chunk of the Tigers' usual suspects turned out -- many of them 2013 commits such as Jeryl Brazil (Loranger, La./Loranger), DeSean Smith (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) and Tre'Davious White (Shreveport, La./Green Oaks). Some non-regular visitors such as offensive guard commit Josh Boutte (New Iberia, La./Westgate) also turned up.
There was talk that uncommitted ESPN 150 athlete Kendell Beckwith (Clinton, La./East Feliciana) would make a third straight trip to Tiger Stadium, but the 6-foot-3, 234-pound prospect didn't make the trip. Uncommitted juco wide receiver Courtney Gardner (Reno, Nev./Sierra College) was in attendance, however. Gardner was originally an Oklahoma commit.