As we approach the second of the past three weekends where there will be no LSU football, it's a time to look a little more into recruiting to bring in some updated football news. With that short introduction out of the way, let's just get into it.
This Trey Quinn Guy Is Pretty Good
Short 177 yards of the national receiving yards record going into Friday night, 4-star Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn made short work of passing up Dorial Green-Beckham to become recognized as the record holder. With 171 yards at halftime, it took Quinn only one catch near the start of the third quarter to break the record. His yardage number will continue to increase after advancing to the next round of the playoffs. His next target: 7,000 career receiving yards.
Congrats to you Trey and here's to hoping there is plenty more of that when you make it to Baton Rouge
As The Hootie Turns...
Once again, 5-star Neville safety Hootie Jones made a little more news over the past weeks. He will still be visiting Baton Rouge next weekend. However, he "finalized" a new decision date of December 2nd. To make things more confusing, his LSU visit on the 23rd may not wind up being his official visit after all, he will take his mom to visit Alabama after his announcement on the 2nd and may take his LSU official sometime after his announcement as well. Hootie plans to be an early entrant, so this coming month plus will be a hectic schedule for the highly-touted safety.
What does it all mean? I don't think anyone really knows. This is one that will leave fans waiting in anticipation to the last day before he officially signs his paperwork to become a college student. I still think it's LSU, but at the same time, you could flip a coin and possibly have a better chance of having the result of that being your prediction.
LSU Coaches and Commit Brandon Harris Make History
In one of the more cool stories of the year, LSU commit and 4-star quarterback Brandon Harris took advantage of a new NCAA rule allowing prospects to secure their scholarships before National Signing Day on February and in turn made history by becoming the first high school prospect to do it. Les Miles and Cam Cameron weren't far behind to make even more history by being the first coaches to visit a registered college football player still in high school.
While this isn't technically an early signing period for college football like basketball currently boasts, but it is a solid step in the right direction. 4-star (should be 5-star) defensive back LSU commit Ed Paris wasted little time following Harris in signing over his paperwork as well. When you talk about the best recruiters in this class, it becomes pretty apparent who are the two that have started to stand out in that role. These two are setting an example and doing a very neat and admirable thing.
LSU Getting A Little California Love
First it was insane athlete and 5-star cornerback Adoree Jackson from Junipero Serra in California. Then the staff decided to offer his 2015 teammates and 4-star recruits defensive tackle Rasheem Green and linebacker John Houston. LSU turned the heat up a little more and offered one more teammate in 2014 4-star linebacker Dwight Williams. Just think about that for a second. One high school defense currently boasts one 5-star and 3 4-star national defensive recruits. I would be willing to guess not many teams score a lot of points on them.
Either way, it appears the LSU staff is adamant on reeling in Adoree Jackson, who is the only one of the four to have visited LSU, and cleaning the rest of the cupboard at the Gardena high school. Getting Adoree and Dwight would go a long way in making a lasting impression on the two 2015 teammates, but the end payoff could be huge to attack California in that way. A visit to LSU for Dwight Williams is supposedly in the works and would be a massive boost to LSU's endeavors on the west coast.
Could Quille Be Coming Home?
He's been regarded by many insiders as the best wide receiver to come out of Louisiana in a long time, and possibly ever. A transferring of high schools, which led to a loss of class credits, doomed any chance of 5-star wide receiver and JuCo recruit D'Haquille Williams from heading to a major college after high school. Controversies and other circumstances would have Williams finally find a home at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he is currently showing how dominant he truly can be. An early commitment to LSU wouldn't last long and due to outside issues, he would de-commit from LSU.
Auburn soon became his future destination afterwards since July, but recent news that Williams would be visiting LSU one last time makes fans giddy that they may be able to see this elite receiver don the purple & gold. An already stellar potential wide receiver class would become even better and would give likely 2014 starting quarterback Anthony Jennings a solid stopgap on the chance that both Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry leave early.
Expect more recruiting news on here as we get closer to welcoming Johnny Football to Death Valley, but these story lines will be some to follow leading up to the marquee game. The coming months will only turn up the heat in Baton Rouge as this class could be welcoming a number of five-star recruits into the class and could make this class potentially the best in school history.
Until then, GEAUX TIGERS!!!