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LSU redshirt sophomore RB Lanard Fournette was arrested for using a fake I.D. to gamble at a casino.

Lanard is Leonard's younger brother and has carried the ball five times for 13 yards. Among offenses, this one is very minor. Do not expect Fournette to miss time over this.
Source: WWLTV
May 23 - 10:22 AM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that sophomore DT Rashard Lawrence "is a starter now."

"He solidified that position. Along with being a starter, he has a 4.0 grade point average, one of the top players in the state. I'm excited about him," Orgeron said of the 6-foot-3, 309-pounder. He was a five-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and ranked as ESPN's No. 12 overall prospect in the class. SEC Country's Oliver Connolly sees Lawrence as a potential breakout candidate for the coming season, writing that he "looks the part of a future first-round pick." During limited action as a true freshman, Lawrence registered six tackles and a sack.
Source: SEC Country
May 18 - 5:15 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff reports that LSU junior CB Kevin Toliver II appears to be the Tigers' No. 1 corner.

The Tigers' plan is to move Donte Jackson inside to the slot when they're in the nickel defense. Throughout the spring, coach Ed Orgeron praised Toliver. A former five-star recruit, Toliver has struggled with injuries throughout his career.
May 17 - 2:28 PM

Former Texas Tech junior WR Jonathan Giles will transfer to LSU.

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound Giles was a Biletnikoff Award finalist last year after leading the Red Raiders in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,158), receiving touchdowns (13) and yards per catch (16.8). Almost inexplicably, he fell out of favor with the coaching staff late in the year and somehow left spring practices as a backup on the depth chart. That affront led to his transfer announcement, and Giles was unsurprisingly courted by a who's-who of college blue bloods. He made a strong choice in LSU, as the Tigers need firepower at WR in new OC Matt Canada's diverse, shift-heavy scheme. Giles must sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, but he has two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018.
May 15 - 7:15 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff believes LSU is still searching for their replacements for Kendell Beckwith and Duke Riley.

Duke Riley stepped in for Deion Jones last season and became a star, exceeding everyone's expectations. It sounds like LSU is hoping for that to happen again. Donnie Alexander is the most veteran member of the group, but is coming off labrum surgery. Sophomore Devin White, Michael Divinity and a few others names have been brought up in the last few weeks.
Source: ESPN
May 15 - 10:43 AM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff advises to "keep an eye on" LSU redshirt freshman LB Rahssan Thornton.

"He has impressed coaches. With (Arden) Key out, Thornton spent some time in the edge-rushing position," Aschoff writes, "but he can also be a natural outside linebacker for the Tigers. That versatility will go a long way to help mask his inexperience. The 6-foot-3, 222-pounder was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. He figures to be competing for playing time with fellow linebackers Corey Thompson and Devin Voorhies come the start of August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 2:44 PM

Transferring Texas Tech junior WR Jonathan Giles named Oregon, LSU and Florida State as his three finalists.

Giles, who announced his intention to transfer at the end of April, has seen plenty of suitors. He released an initial top-10 list several days ago before whittling that down to the Ducks, Tigers and Seminoles. The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes that this competition may come down to LSU and FSU. This past season, Giles led the Red Raiders with 69 catches for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns. He will need to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, but will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018.
May 14 - 1:16 PM

LSU received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Kenan Jones.

This is Jones' second commitment to LSU. He had previously pledged to the program in January before taking a step back to reopen his recruitment. This time around, he was also considering joining Florida State. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 237 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Scout.com's Gabe Brooks refers to Jones as "a strong, physical receiver, especially after the catch, where he maximizes his touches as often as possible" and adds that he "combines that run-after-catch strength with impressive long speed."
May 14 - 12:29 PM

LSU freshman DT Tyler Shelvin will not report to the team next month due to his taking summer school.

Shelvin is now expected to join the Tigers in August. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder was a five-star recruit for the 2017 cycle. This sets him back a little in his initial development with the team, but assuming that there are no issues with his summer classes, he has the potential to be an impact freshman in 2017.
May 12 - 7:41 PM

LSU senior S Ed Paris, a converted CB, heads into summer camp as a starter.

The former four-star recruit had only two starts and 17 tackles across his first three years for the Tigers as a corner. Shifted to safety, Paris now appears to be the heir apparent to departed All-American Jamal Adams. "That’s a natural spot for him," LSU football coach Ed Orgeron said of playing Paris at safety. "I didn’t think corner was a natural spot. I think he’ll do fine at safety." Paris is an NFL prospect to keep tabs on.
Source: SEC Country
May 10 - 4:13 PM

Texas Tech WR Jon Giles unveiled his top 10 schools for his upcoming transfer.

That list includes Ohio State, Florida State, LSU, Louisville, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Purdue, SMU and Oregon. Notice none of the programs are in the Big 12, likely due to restrictions. Giles produced a 69-1158-13 TD line as a sophomore, so it is rare for someone with his production to transfer, even more so as a non-graduate. Giles likely will need to sit out the 2018 season when he indeed transfers.
May 10 - 9:48 AM

An NFL scout told MMQB's Emily Caplan that LSU junior edge rusher Arden Key "reminds me of (Raiders LB) Aldon Smith."

"He has bulked up a little this spring, which is good. Great speed and even better potential," the scout told Caplan. As to that added bulk, Key tweeted at the end of April that he was "255 and ready" after being listed at 6-foot-6, 238 pounds for the 2016 season. He is currently away from the team due to a personal matter, but has indicated that he has no plans to sit out the coming season. We have seen him projected to within the top-5 in early 2018 mock drafts.
Source: MMQB
May 9 - 6:22 PM

FAU HC Lane Kiffin believes that if he had taken the LSU offensive-coordinating job, he could have guided junior RB Derrius Guice to a Heisman Trophy.

When LSU was first cementing Ed Orgeron as full-time head coach last fall, there was plenty of talk that he was targeting Kiffin as Tigers offensive coordinator. Kiffin shed some light on that once-upon-a-time possibility earlier this week, saying, "So there was an intrigue there, you know, we’ve done these things in Alabama and won and had these unique great players. Derrick Henry winning the Heisman, Amari Cooper setting all the records, and you know, with Derrius Guice easily you could go win another Heisman." Even without Kiffin in town, we still like Guice as having a legitimate chance at the award. The 5-foot-11, 216-pounder racked up 1,387 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns last season.
Source: SEC Country
May 6 - 2:46 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that while he would prefer to have a Joe Montana-esque quarterback running the show, "I don't know if we have that quarterback yet."

You don't say, Coach. You don't say. With no Montana-esque quarterback in sight down in Baton Rouge, Orgeron said, "We have to have a quarterback [who] can manage the game, get the ball to the receivers, short throws first and not make mistakes." That more realistic view of the position more or less describes what the team is probably hoping to get from Danny Etling, the frontrunner to start in 2017 after throwing for 2,123 yards and an 11/5 TD/INT ratio in 11 games last season. Etling underwent a minor back surgery near the end of April, but is expected to be healthy when August camp boots up.
May 5 - 8:58 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva assigned the New York Jets a "D" for their draft.

You might want to cover your eyes, Jet fans. Wrote Silva of the picks of LSU S Jamaal Adams (No. 6) and Florida S Marcus Maye (No. 39), "the Jets are not one safety away from competing, let alone two." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline (one of Maye's staunchest backers during the process) sees matters in a different light, calling Maye a "perfect complement" to Adams. Pauline offers the Jets a respectable "B" grade. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke is closer to Silva in thought, here, assigning New York a "C-" and noting that the team waited until Day 3 to vaguely address their needs at corner and linebacker.
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 6:08 PM


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