LSU 2015 Recruiting Preview: Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Yes, 2014 just came to a close, so why not start looking at 2015? A position by position breakdown of where LSU may go with their recruiting. Today, quarterbacks and running backs.

Once a recruiting class comes to an end, there is a brief time where fans enjoy what is coming in. Unfortunately, the greediness in us all wants to quickly turn the page and look ahead at what the next year's class entails. Thankfully for everyone this suits, we would like to get you ready for what's to come. In the coming articles, you will get a current overview at who LSU is looking at and where they may go next once 2015 gets 100% focus. Get yourself a drink, a comfortable seat and get ready.

Quarterback

Offered

Torrance Gibson (6'4", 200 lbs., Fort Lauderdale, Florida) HUDL: The lone QB with an offer currently, the athletic 5-star Gibson caught the eye of Cam Cameron and LSU is up there with the likes of Ohio State and Miami.

Recruits to Watch

Chason Virgil (6'2", 170 lbs., Mesquite, Texas) HUDL: Has been mentioned on the message boards and is a talented dual-threat QB. Could be the first QB commitment to new Texas coach Charlie Strong.

Jason Pellerin (6'3", 200 lbs., New Iberia, Louisiana) HUDL: Probably the most popular name for in-state QBs in 2015. Will likely have to impress at camp to garner interest with QB not being of a huge need.

JT Granato (6'2", 205 lbs., Houston, Texas) HUDL: A prospect that made it to camp last year, will likely have to do the same to garner more significant interest.

Kevin Dillman (6'4", 220 lbs., Denton, Texas) Highlights: The #2 rated dual-threat QB on 247 recently moved from California to attend Denton Guyer in Texas. I would imagine he will garner interest from Cam shortly with Michigan and Nebraska listed as his leaders.

Running Back

Committed

Nick Brossette (6'0", 207 lbs., Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Highlights: The 4-star, top-5 running back committed to LSU in August of last year. The U-High recruit won't have to travel far for his college tenure.

Offered

Derrius Guice (5'10", 195 lbs., Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Highlights: The top-10 running back is likely on the top of the board for uncommitted running backs. Has flirted with committing on several occasions and could do it at any point.

Jordan Scarlett (5'10", 197 lbs., Fort Lauderdale, Florida) HUDL: A Florida Atlantic commitment due to his high school coach getting a job there, remains unlikely the top-5 running back will stick. Would be a tough pull with Florida State and Miami on the prowl.

Kerryon Johnson (6'0", 185 lbs., Madison, Alabama) HUDL: Another top-5 running back will be a tough pull out of Alabama with the Tide and Auburn in there. LSU will likely focus on making Guice their second back.

Traveon Samuel (5'8", 180 lbs., Phenix City, Alabama) HUDL: Likely headed to another position due to size (listed him here due to 247 has him at all-purpose back), Samuel appears to be Auburn bound and would be a tough pull if pressed.

Tristian Houston (5'11", 195 lbs., Houston, Texas) HUDL: Will be in the running for the third RB spot behind Guice. With other offers from Oregon State and UCLA, LSU stands in a good spot for now.

Recruits To Watch

David Ducre (6'0", 228 lbs., Mandeville, Louisiana) HUDL: The massive 4-star running back will be in competition with guys like Houston for the third RB. Could also receive a look at linebacker.

Jacques Patrick (6'1.5", 220 lbs., Orlando, Florida) HUDL: While LSU has shown interest, it is likely he doesn't leave the state of Florida with the likes of the Seminoles and Gators after him.

Raymond Sheard (6'1.5", 185 lbs., Arlington, Texas) HUDL: Will likely be a camp body that will have to show out at camp to be in contention for the third RB spot.

Fullback

None are listed as offered or being recruited and with the type of fullbacks LSU has recruited recently, there is really no guessing at who can come from this position.

These are just some of the major names to pay attention to that have already garnered interest. Like most know in recruiting, more names will come to the forefront as the days go by, camps and junior days come and go, and the staff watches more film on players across the country. Tune in later as we look at the wide receivers and tight ends.

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