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LSU graduate transfer QB Anthony Jennings is reportedly in the early stages of transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette.

As a graduate set to earn his degree later this summer, Jennings would be eligible to participate immediately. Stuck behind Brandon Harris on the depth chart after losing a competition last season, Jennings' departure is not a surprise. He accrued a 12/8 TD/INT during his time with the Tigers, mostly as a sophomore.
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared LSU four-star 2017 WR Jhamon Ausbon to former Tennessee WR Marquez North.

"They are built almost identical to each other and have the same, galloping strong stride. They're tall and thick in stature with imposing range and strength," Luginbill wrote. The analyst noted that the 6-foot-4, 214-pounder "has the size and athleticism to win one-on-one downfield -- he's strong and aggressive in this area." On the more critical side of the ledger, Lugbill wrote that Ausbon "lack[s] elusiveness to get in and out of traffic" and called him "a speed builder" rather than an outright burner. He stands as the ninth ESPN 300 commitment for LSU. They have secured top-10 recruiting classes by the outlet's standards in nine of the last 10 seasons.
Jun 27 - 3:28 PM

Four-star 2017 WR Jhamon Ausbon committed to LSU.

In what turned out to be a nice weekend for the Tigers on the recruiting front, four-star WR Mannie Netherly committed to the LSU cause on Friday, with Ausbon following suit on Saturday. For his part, the 6-foot-4, 214-pound Ausbon ranks as Rivals' No. 116 prospect for the 2017 cycle. On the ESPN 300, he ranks similarly, checking into their master list at No. 139. The Worldwide Leader's scouting department noted that he is "blessed with a skill-set that is coveted by competitive Power 5 programs." Ausbon initially committed to Baylor in July of 2015, but decommitted from the Bears this March, getting a head-start on that trend two months before Art Briles' firing.
Jun 27 - 2:18 PM

LSU four-star 2017 JUCO WR Stephen Guidry insists that he remains committed despite recently releasing a list of five finalists.

Apparently, Guidry scared the living daylights out of the LSU faithful with his top-5 list. In speaking with Rivals, he admitted the list was a misstep. "LSU is still my top school. Putting my top five schools out, that was a mistake. A big mistake. I'm still fully committed to LSU," said the 6-foot-4, 190-pounder. He went on to say, "Everything is fine with LSU and nothing has changed, I was just young and dumb and I shouldn't have put out that list." No harm, no foul, young man.
Source: Rivals
Jun 26 - 1:23 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris suggested that WR coach Dameyune Craig accepted the position because of the presence of Brandon Harris.

"[Craig] recruited me at Auburn, and one of the reasons he came to LSU is a good reason — it’s because of me. He knew the talent I had, and I’m honored he’s on our side," Harris said. Craig jumped from the Tigers (Auburn species) to the Tigers (LSU species) in mid-February. Harris is not shy in expressing his affection for Craig as a coach, saying, "I love that dude, I love that dude to death. When he feels like I’m not doing something right, he calls me out on it — in front of anybody. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He’s flat-out honest with you." He indicated that Craig has helped him in adding touch to his passes this offseason, as well as his mechanics.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 25 - 7:00 PM

Four-star 2017 WR Mannie Netherly committed to LSU.

Per Scout.com's Greg Powers, Netherly possesses "the great ability to be able to stretch the field vertically, but can also be dangerous underneath." The 6-foot-2, 183-pounder opted to side with the Tiger cause over competing offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn and Florida. Rivals' No. 223 prospect for the 2017 cycle stands as LSU's second receiving commitment in this class, joining fellow four-star wideout Stephen Guidry.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 25 - 3:41 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris indicated that true freshman DT Rashard Lawrence has impressed him with his maturity and mindset.

"Rashard — he’s a great player," Harris said. "What I like about him is he’s really smart and more business-minded and understands what he has to get done, and he’s very mature for his age." The gunslinger called Lawrence a "leader" and a "great guy." A five-star member of the 2016 recruiting class, the 6-foot-3, 309-pounder ranked as ESPN 300's No. 12 overall prospect for that cycle. Scout.com has praised his "quickness and violence."
Source: SEC Country
Jun 25 - 3:10 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris referred to true freshman WR Drake Davis as "obviously a freak."

"[Davis is] 6-foot-4, a 4.3 (40) guy, who I think will help us a lot this year in different roles, whether than be on special teams, at wide receiver or anything," Harris said. While we might see glimpses of Davis' immense talent this autumn, he is part of a deep stable of receivers led by Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural. Playing time is far from guaranteed, particularly given that Davis might simply need more seasoning before he is ready.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 25 - 1:04 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris said, "I really do feel like I have the best arm in college football."

That is a strong claim from Harris, though not as strong as the one he made immediately afterward. Said the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder, "We have the best team in college football. I get it all the time: ‘Can you throw this and that?’ I laugh about it because I think as we continue to grow as a team, we’ll get the last laugh." Harris has received widespread praise from teammates for his work this spring, with WR Tyron Johnson saying that he "looks more like an NFL QB [than he did in 2015]" due to improvements in accuracy and poise. Harris believes the Tigers are just beginning to tap into their potential. "The sky is the limit for this team. The light has to come on, and it’s starting to come on."
Source: SEC Country
Jun 24 - 3:24 PM

Pro Football pegs LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette No. 2 on its preseason Heisman list.

He slides in behind Christian McCaffrey. Last season, Fournette earned PFF's highest rushing grade and broke the most tackles with 85. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder "looked more agile last year," wrote Steve Palazzolo, "adding a shifty component to his already-impressive combination of size and speed." PFF thought Fournette had a better season than Derrick Henry on a per-snap basis last year. Palazzolo believes "it’s possible that Fournette takes another big step forward as a junior and that’s a scary proposition for opposing defenses."
Jun 22 - 7:41 PM

LSU four-star 2017 QB Lowell Narcisse indicated that he is focused on making himself a more complete passer.

Narcisse's time at the Elite 11 finals was a constructive one. Said the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder, "It was a fun, amazing experience. You got tested and you found out your breaking point, but it was a learning experience." He told SEC Country that one of his takeaways was that he didn't have to throw the ball at full-strength every time. "I’ve been working on throwing those [easier] balls more often than just throwing hard, and it’s helped a lot." Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell -- who saw Narcisse work his magic at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge -- wrote after the event's completion that Narcisse throws a beautiful deep ball. If he can continue to add nuance to his passing game during his upcoming senior season at St. James High, it would work wonders for helping ease the transition to collegiate play.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 20 - 3:51 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Woody Wommack noted that LSU five-star 2017 DT Tyler Shelvin entered the Rivals100 Five-Star challenge "with some added bad weight."

Despite Wommack's weight qualms with the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder, Shelvin nonetheless dominated at the annual Rivals event in mid-June. He stands as their No. 12 prospect for the 2017 cycle. Scout.com plays matters more conservatively, placing him at No. 86. They note that while Shelvin "just overpowers many of the offensive linemen he competes against," he can work to improve his consistency in leverage and reading the snap.
Source: Rivals
Jun 20 - 2:16 PM

An anonymous SEC defensive coach explained to ESPN that Alabama found success against LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette in 2015 because they "had two guys touching him when he got to the line of scrimmage."

"You have to get more guys to him, which involves getting off blocks and having the talent to limit the space that he's in," the coach said. "Everybody else is praying they can hold the guy under 200 yards, and to them it was like, 'How many tackles for loss are we going to get?'" The unspoken point here is that most teams simply don't have Alabama's defensive talent. Fournette's numbers bear that out well enough. Last season, he failed to surpass 100 yards rushing in just two of 12 games -- against Alabama (31 yards) and against Arkansas (91 yards). Those games were played in consecutive weeks in November.
Jun 19 - 1:20 PM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell noted that LSU four-star 2017 QB Lowell Narcisse excels at the deep pass despite issues with accuracy.

Farrell thought Clemson commit Hunter Johnson threw the nicest ball during the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge last weekend, but he tipped his hat to Narcisse on that front, too. Or as Scout.com terms it, the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder "has a live arm and with just a flick of the wrist, the ball comes out hot." In terms of the passing game, refinement is needed, but Scout adores what the dual-threat gunslinger can do on the ground. "He is at his best when the play breaks down," the outlet noted, adding that "[Narcisse] is a quarterback that you design running plays for because of his speed."
Source: Rivals
Jun 18 - 7:12 PM

LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette indicated that he felt like he let people down with his performance against Alabama last season.

Fournette started out the 2015 campaign like a runaway freight train before crashing into Alabama's freight train-busting defense on November 8. He finished the game with just 31 yards rushing. Said Fournette, "[Failing to live up to expectation] was the toughest part. Everybody was down on me: ‘Thirty-one yards and he was not what we expected." The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder said that the tough game strengthened his ties with his coaches and teammates. This season, he will have another crack at Alabama on November 5. If he comes through in that one, it might be enough to boost him to a Heisman showing, assuming the rest of the season unfolds as expected for the star junior.
Jun 17 - 1:43 PM


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