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LSU 2015 Recruiting Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Cdub takes a look at some of the WR and TE targets from the 2015 recruiting class.

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With the prize landings of Malachi Dupre and Trey Quinn at wide receiver, along with Jacory Washington at tight end, the quarterbacks at LSU were happy to see the amount of talent that will be adding onto what is currently in Baton Rouge. That doesn't disregard the fact that wide receivers need to be a part of every class. If you want excitement during the spring and summer, the battle at wide receiver at the LSU camps will be filled with recruits looking to earn an offer, while a number of out-of-state guys have already seen an offer come in.

Wide Receiver


Calvin Ridley (6'2", 170 lbs., Pompano Beach, Florida) HUDL: A receiver from the same area in Florida as the Peterson family and Rashard Robinson, the talented speedster appears to have Miami atop his leaderboard, but can a heavy presence in Florida by LSU help bring him out of state?

Carlos Strickland (6'5", 194 lbs., Dallas, Texas) HUDL: A top-25 receiver propelled LSU to his leader following an offer back in October and will have to battle schools like TCU, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. You will figure the new Longhorns staff will be in on him as well to get an in to a constant major college football feeder.

Cordell Broadus (6'2", 195 lbs., Las Vegas, Nevada) HUDL: In case the name escapes you, that would be the son of the Snoop D-O-double-G. Les has once had Snoop as a guest, but USC currently leads and looks like he is likely headed there.

Damarkus Lodge (6'2.5", 190 lbs., Cedar Hill, Texas) HUDL: A composite top-5 wide receiver has LSU in his top 3 with Alabama and Baylor, along with Texas A&M in the hunt. LSU will continue to keep a stronghold in the Lone Star State.

Devante Peete (6'5', 195 lbs., Fort Lauderdale, Florida) HUDL: Another top receiver from Florida, he seems to be more receptive to LSU and has them in his top schools with Ohio State potentially leading. Comes from St. Thomas Aquinas, a yearly feeder to major college football teams.

George Campbell (6'3", 184 lbs., Tarpon Springs, Florida) HUDL: The unanimous top athlete of 2015, Campbell will be a wide receiver in college. Will be hard to get out of Florida, but Kevin Toliver II is already on him and recruiting him to join the Bootleggers 7-on-7 team along with Corey Raymond's recent success in Florida.

John Burt (6'3", 170 lbs., Tallahassee, Florida) HUDL: Yet another top-10 receiver LSU is on, Florida State is the leader right now but this is a guy LSU has put emphasis on to pull from the state of Florida

Lanard Fournette (5'9", 170 lbs., New Orleans, Louisiana) HUDL: The younger brother of LSU signee Leonard, the speedy receiver will more than likely be a part of this class to follow big bro to Baton Rouge.

Stanley Morgan (6'0", 185 lbs., New Orleans, Louisiana) HUDL: A top-20 in-state recruit, the teammate of Leonard Fournette has received offers from most SEC schools, but LSU is in the lead.

Tyron Johnson (6'1", 185 lbs., New Orleans, Louisiana) HUDL: The top receiver in state was an easy offer for the staff. A&M appears to be the biggest challenger, but they are getting pretty heavy in the wide receiver numbers and primary recruiter Marcel Yates left.

Recruits To Watch

Daylon Charlot (5'11", 180 lbs., Patterson, Louisiana) HUDL: The current Alabama commitment could gain an LSU offer at camp. Will also be a huge target due to being teammates with 2016 top Louisiana recruit Mykel Jones.

Jaquel Gant (6'1", 190 lbs., Donaldsonville, Louisiana) HUDL: In competition for the second-best receiver in state, Gant will be heavily watched at the camps and could easily gain an offer there.

Jazz Ferguson (6'5", 205 lbs., Saint Francisville, Louisiana) HUDL: The tall wide receiver may convert to tight end at the college level and could possibly earn his offer at camp.

Kirk Merritt (5'10", 188 lbs., Destrehan, Louisiana) HUDL: Another recruit that will be competing at camp to earn an offer.

Michael Chigbu (6'2", 205 lbs., New Orleans, Louisiana) HUDL: Chigbu is around the same rankings as guys like Gant and Chigbu, making him another that could be competing for an offer.

Samuel Mays (6'3", 175 lbs., Houston, Texas) HUDL: The receiver out of Texas sports an offer from Fresno State and will likely garner more offers as he goes through the camp circuit.

Terrell Chatman (6'4", 180 lbs., Baton Rouge, Louisiana) HUDL: A tall, lengthy receiver will be another that will look to impress the coaches at camp.

Tight End


Hanner Shipley (6'5", 260 lbs., Marble Falls, Texas) HUDL: Coming from the Shipley bloodline, it was surprising when he committed to LSU instead of following in his predecessors' Longhorn tracks. Could be turned into an offensive tackle or may stay as a Dillon Gordon-esque tight end.


Will Gragg (6'4", 245 lbs., Pine Bluff, Arkansas) HUDL: One of the top tight ends in the nation, his brother Chris recently graduated from Arkansas, who is the leader, but will have to fend of many of the top teams in the nation.

Recruits To Watch

Bry'Kiethon Mouton (6'2", 230 lbs., Lafayette, Louisiana) HUDL: Candidate for Name of the Year in Louisiana is also the best tight end recruit in the state. At his height, may be more in line for an H-back type of player.

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 offensive linemen.