It was a good day. It was a very, very good day. LSU took it's already highly ranked recruiting class, added more star power to it and didn't suffer any defections. It's the type of day you dream of if you follow recruiting closely. I've spent plenty of time analyzing, speculating and whatever else about this class, so now, we celebrate.
This is likely the best class of the Les Miles era. Our friend Kris Brauner is working on a more detailed analysis with some fancy charts and numbers for y'all, but to put it simply based on 247's points system in team rankings, this class is roughly seven points better than 2009 haul, which ranked no. 1 in the nation.
Let us enjoy the day, in pictures:
Beyond being one of the best WRs in this class, is there any question that Malachi Dupre is clearly the best dressed recruit?
Fournette: LSU pic.twitter.com/aLBUoGnEay— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) February 5, 2014
And here's what it looked like when @TheAdams_era Jamal Adams signed his letter of intent with #LSU. pic.twitter.com/CmhXbOPgQS— Ted Madden (@tedmadden) February 5, 2014
My beautiful niece Navaeh 😘🙈helped me sign my letter of intent today #LSU🐯 http://t.co/wwIqPnoDf2— Jamal adams (@TheAdams_era) February 6, 2014
Davon Godchaux excited about being a Tiger #LSU @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/DDd3GsKxHW— Brian Holland (@BHollandSports) February 5, 2014
Jacory Washington is an LSU Tiger. Just threw the Alabama hat off the table. #americanpress pic.twitter.com/ubn1rDexV2— Troy LaFleur (@troyisbatman) February 5, 2014
My sweet friend DE Sione Teuhema, signing his NLI with #LSU!! Yay!! #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/zjCpCGV48H— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) February 5, 2014
@SFHSSports # Valentine to LSU pic.twitter.com/dmv24aXKsf— Joe Cordes (@Joe_SFHSSports) February 5, 2014
Travonte Valentine and family throwing up L's pic.twitter.com/Cidb9gQwdS— Jimmy D Smith (@JimmyDetail) February 5, 2014
Joe Rose speaking live with Travonte Valentine who committed to #LSU. pic.twitter.com/oM8uOLkIkW— NBC 6 Sports (@NBC6Sports) February 6, 2014
Happy Valentine's DAY!
S/o to a member of the #SFHSSportsFam committing today. Great kid. Bright future. @JBIV000 #Battle #LSU pic.twitter.com/CFCIT47LPn— SFHS Sports (@SFHSSports) February 5, 2014
Dem Gloves, Doe
"@LeilaniOrange: Congrats to my brother!!!! #GeauxTigers @TreyL55 pic.twitter.com/aE20n26kJ1" 👏👏👏🎉— ChastitySemien✨ (@ImBoutDatAction) February 5, 2014
Doesn't get much better than a welcome tweet like this:
@TreyL55 welcome to the @LSUfball family. Glad to have you! GEAUX TIGERS! Talofa/aloha Nui— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) February 5, 2014
@thisisbruiser congrats on signing today! GEAUX TIGERS! Welcome to the Tiger family— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) February 5, 2014
Good get for @LSUfball by signing Teuhema...of course I'm partial to the Polys— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) February 5, 2014
Congrats to my best friend growing up in Louisiana, garrett brumfield for signing to LSU today. Hard work pays off pic.twitter.com/o4Qfr88uQx— johnathan Hall (@johnathanhall22) February 5, 2014
Garrett Brumfield is set and ready to sign to #LSU. pic.twitter.com/zxqYfUKSRJ— Matt Boudreaux (@MattBoudreaux) February 5, 2014
LSU signee Garrett Brumfield and his epic cake. @wafb @LSUfball pic.twitter.com/vrUIlNF19q— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) February 5, 2014
DJ Chark @DJChark21 of #ASH signing to play with #LSU @cbaileysports @GeraldGruenig pic.twitter.com/gdjIlLwmtU— KALB Sports (@KALBSports) February 5, 2014
Russell Gage signing with #LSU to be a DB from Redemptorist. Says it's been his dream. @wbrz #nsd pic.twitter.com/q4wiSkcy5c— Michael Cauble (@MichaelCauble) February 5, 2014
Redemptorist ceremony for DB Russell Gage signing with #LSU. http://t.co/rABBx2sS6m pic.twitter.com/i5Tisbkrna— WAFB (@WAFB) February 5, 2014
Dream come true.
Congratulations to one of my best friends @Gamma_9 for officially signing with LSU! pic.twitter.com/E4hc5orP5p— Brett Samuelson (@bsamuelson15) February 5, 2014
Happy Gamble Family!
Editing @CSNHouston signing day piece feat: @ThaProdigy5211 @D33_foreman @_hetoohollywood @VYPEHouston pic.twitter.com/cnbV2JNSRv— Paul Aspan (@paul_aspan) February 5, 2014
What a blessing man it's Official I'm a LSU TIGER 🐅🐅🐅 #GeauxTigers!! http://t.co/VyPF6loBDD— Clifton Garrett CG3™ (@CG340) February 5, 2014
Forever LSU pic.twitter.com/NMYCEhKu8g— bharris (@bharrisqb1) February 5, 2014
It was a great day, indeed.