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Leonard Fournette | Running Back

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 1/18/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230

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LSU insists that true freshman RB Leonard Fournette is not a lock to start for the Tigers this season.
"I don’t know that right now," LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson said. "We’ll see. We’ll see." Seniors Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee are attempting to fend off the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation. "This is how [LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron] calls it," Wilson said. "He says, ‘We have our first starter, our second starter, our third starter, and our fourth starter. Just rotate them in.’" The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette is ranked by ESPN.com as the country's No. 2 breakout candidate. "He’s a freshman tailback for us who we see as a freshman tailback for us," Wilson said. "He can’t control the media hype. He’s extremely humble and works extremely hard." Aug 10 - 10:52 PM

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LSU true freshman RB Leonard Fournette was ranked by ESPN.com as the country's No. 2 breakout candidate.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette, the No. 1 recruit in the country, walks onto campus as one of the highest profile players on the team. "We don't say, 'You're just a freshman,'" Tigers' coach Les Miles said. "Our culture is that you should start. We don't care what class you are. Then we say just starting isn't good enough. We want growth through teaching." With Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue off to the NFL, Fournette only has to fend off Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee for carries. "We recruit really good players," Miles said. "If we can get them on the same page and operating well, I don't ever see why we can't play well in a season that leads to a championship."
Aug 9 - 3:53 PM

Leonard Fournette, the No. 1 recruit in the country, committed to LSU earlier this month.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder also considered Alabama and Texas. He officially committed on January 2. "I chose LSU because I felt home there," Fournette said at the time. "I have a great relationship with both coaches, Coach Miles and Coach Frank. ... I was kind of going back and forth, so at the end of the day I prayed on it and I woke up and I felt that LSU was going to be the place for me." Les Miles absolutely needed Fournette's signature, and he got his man. LSU didn't sign a running back in 2013 and recently lost both Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue early to the NFL. The only thing standing in the way of Fournette starting as a true freshman is Kenny Hilliard.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 14 - 11:47 AM