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2015 Four-star CB recruit Xavier Lewis plans to stay in state and sign with LSU.

Lewis is from Reserve, Louisiana, and offers 5'10/175 lbs size. He received plenty of interest from other SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12 programs. LSU recently suspended top cornerback Jalen Mills due to an off-field issue, but Lewis will not be able to contribute until 2015, at the earliest.
Jul 9 - 11:21 AM

LSU running back coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson was named college football's best recruiter by NFL.com.

Wilson edged out ace recruiters from SEC rivals Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee. "Wilson holds the title of the Tigers' recruiting coordinator and is a big reason why Les Miles' program has become a must-stop for NFL scouts the past few years (and years to come)," wrote NFL.com's Bryan Fischer. "Wilson is highly regarded for his work in-state, especially his native New Orleans, and comes off a recruiting cycle where he fended off every school in the country for No. 1 recruit Leonard Fournette. He's been an ace recruiter for Ed Orgeron at Ole Miss, Tennessee under Lane Kiffin and now LSU under Miles."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 5:00 PM

Mel Kiper of ESPN Insider wrote that LSU junior OG Vadal Alexander is an "overwhelming force in the trenches."

Alexander, who goes 6-foot-6 and 340-plus pounds, blasts wide holes for a talented Tigers' RB corps that just lost Jeremy Hill. ESPN recently ranked Alexander as the SEC's No. 9 overall offensive lineman.
Jun 22 - 8:04 PM

LSU senior LT La'El Collins is expected to increase the $5 million injury insurance policy he used as a junior last year.

The news of his $5 million policy as a junior shows how seriously Collins considered jumping early to the pros. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder as the No. 4 OT, writing that he possessed "the athleticism and physical tools to merit first-round consideration," but will have to show "better balance, body control and lateral quickness." Collins recorded 65 knockdown blocks last year.
Jun 21 - 10:29 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes that LSU junior LT La'El Collins could be a "diamond in the rough."

"The LSU standout flashes big-time potential as an edge blocker, but needs some seasoning to join the conversation as an elite prospect," Brooks wrote. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound junior has the athleticism and physical tools that scouts are looking for in first-round talent, although Brooks mentions that Collins will have to show "better balance, body control and lateral quickness" to convince scouts he can play LT at the next level. Our own Josh Norris would not be surprised if Collins ultimately ends up at guard.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 19 - 7:32 AM

LSU junior DB Jalen Mills' attorney disputed the allegations which led to his client's arrest, saying Mills "was not the person who struck the victim."

"That would be consistent with some of the information I've received," Baton Rouge defense attorney Brent Stockstill told Gannett Wednesday night. He added that another witness says one female hit the victim, not Mills. Mills is currently on an indefinite suspension by LSU.
Jun 12 - 2:37 PM

LSU junior DB Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the football team after being arrested early Wednesday morning on a battery charge.

According to the report, a woman accused Mills of punching her in the mouth at his apartment complex on May 4, adding "she fell to the pavement and was briefly unconscious." The report notes a witness gave the same timeline of events as the victim. Officials contacted Mills on May 29 regarding the incident, but he was not set to return to Baton Rouge until June 9. When he did not report on June 10, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Mills has been listed as both a safety and cornerback, earning high praise for the latter during the early parts of his career.
Jun 11 - 10:14 AM

LSU junior CB Jalen Mills might not be big enough to play the deep middle in the NFL, hurting a full-time projection to safety, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Mills started at safety in the Outback Bowl, which "has scouts intrigued by the prospect of using him as a hybrid defender in nickel packages down the road," believes Brooks. Mills is just 6-foot, 185 pounds, but he is very strong in coverage. "Defensive coaches love players capable of wearing several hats in the secondary because it allows defensive coordinators to be flexible with their respective game plans," Brooks wrote. "Mills is an elite cover corner capable of blanketing receivers in press-man, but his start in the Outback Bowl at safety has scouts intrigued by the prospect of using him as a hybrid defender in nickel packages down the road." Mills was a top-100 recruit coming out of high school a few years ago.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 4 - 9:49 PM

LSU HC Les Miles says his fellow SEC coaches are "unanimously" in favor of an early signing period for high school recruits.

"We aren't there yet," commissioner Mike Slive said. The SEC opposed such a period in previous years, but the change could be decided upon in mid-June. The early signing window "should eliminate the guy who goes up to signing day and changes at the last minute," Miles said. Signing day has traditionally been in early February.
Source: CBS Sports
May 28 - 11:27 AM

LSU redshirt sophomore Anthony Jennings ranks No. 10 on Bucky Brooks' Quarterback Tracker, above more established prospects like Braxton Miller (Ohio State), Devin Gardner (Michigan), and Taylor Kelly (Arizona State).

"Jennings' inclusion on this list is a little premature based on his limited playing time, but I'm willing to take a chance on an exceptional talent who has shown flashes of brilliance in brief action," Brooks wrote. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Jennings has a big arm and is "a dynamic athletic [sic] with the speed and quickness to create chaos on the edges." Jennings looks to pass first, but Brooks believes he'll be a multi-threat nightmare. "Cam Cameron's experience coaching Antwaan Randle El at Indiana could help him transform Jennings into one of the most feared playmakers in the SEC," he wrote.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 9:47 PM

LSU coach Les Miles took a shot at Texas for having zero draftees for the first time since 1937.

Miles was speaking to a pro-LSU crowd in Texas at the Houston Touchdown Club Luncheon. "Some schools in this state didn't have any," said Miles during a discussion of the Tigers' nine drafted players. Six of them were underclassmen. "It's becoming a phenomenon for us to have guys put themselves in position to be drafted in three years and out," Miles said at the alumni event in Houston. "Not necessarily what I would like to see, but it's something we are dealing with."
May 19 - 9:04 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes LSU junior LT La'El Collins could be a potential high draft pick in the 2015 draft.

The second-team All-SEC left tackle could excel at the next level playing guard. The LSU prospect did start 13 games at the guard position for LSU in 2012. Brandt has mentioned that "Scouts love" Collins. It will be interesting to see, if teams see Collins as a fit at guard rather than at the tackle position. Having that kind of positional versatility could also boost his stock moving forward. The 6-foot-5,315 pound junior could have been a high draft choice in May's 2014 draft, but chose to return for his senior year.
Source: NFL.com
May 16 - 4:34 PM

Dolphins signed LSU DT Anthony Johnson.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 308) left school following his true junior season after making 16 starts for Les Miles' Tigers, racking up 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Despite being nicknamed "The Freak" in college, Johnson underwhelmed at the Combine with a 5.24 forty, 24 1/2-inch vertical, and 8-foot-6 broad jump. Only 21 years old, Johnson offers upside as a three-technique, but needs to play harder on a down-to-down basis and polish his technique. He's a boom-or-bust project. Johnson was viewed as a mid- to late-round prospect but was flagged for a failed drug test at the Combine.
May 12 - 8:22 PM

Cardinals signed LSU S Craig Loston.

Loston (6-foot 5/8, 217) made 24 starts for Les Miles' Tigers, earning second-team All-SEC as both a junior and senior. He recorded seven career interceptions and eight tackles for loss. An excellent college player but limited athlete, Loston managed a 4.65 forty at the Combine with a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-11 broad jump. Range restrictions will pigeonhole Loston as a box safety and special teamer, but he could be quite good in those roles as a James Ihedigbo-type player. He lands in Arizona, where former teammate Tyrann Mathieu is rehabbing a torn ACL.
May 11 - 2:52 PM

Cowboys signed LSU FB J.C. Copeland.

Copeland (5-foot-11 1/8, 271) went to LSU as a four-star defensive tackle, but converted to fullback as a true freshman and become a 22-game starter. What Copeland lacks in versatility -- he's no more than a short-yardage runner and caught seven career passes at LSU -- he makes up for with aggressive, relentless lead blocking. An extremely physical player, Copeland consistently removed linebackers from plays to clear alleys for Jeremy Hill.
May 11 - 2:51 PM


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