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LSU Elite Camp Starts Today

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Here's a run down of all the prospects in attendance at this weekend's elite camp.

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LSU's biggest camp of the summer starts today and runs through Saturday. Last year's iteration drew rave reviews for the number of high quality prospects in attendance. This year looks to be no different. Prospects from the signing classes of 2015 all the way through 2018 will all be in Baton Rouge to compete with one another.

The camp kicks off this afternoon with registration concluding at 2 p.m. Players will time and test after registration. The first practice will begin at 3:45 p.m.

Keep in mind that LSU places a heavy emphasis on doling out offers to players they get to evaluate in their own camps. Last year Cameron Sims (who eventually signed with Alabama) never received an offer primarily because he refused to come and be evaluated in person. This year, there doesn't appear to be any top flight prospects taking a similar route. The Elite camp will feature prospects both in-state and out, and you can expect a handful of new offers to go out, as well as some possible commitments.

Here's a snap shot of the major names in attendance. Commits in bold:

2015

Player Hometown Position Composite Star Rating
Leo Lewis Brookhaven, MS LB 4 Star
Kevin Toliver II Jacksonville, FL CB 5 Star
Tyler Higby Houston, TX OT 4 Star
Arthur McGinnis New Orleans, LA LB 3 Star
CeCe Jefferson Glen Saint Mary, FL DE 5 Star
Justin McMillan Cedar Hill, TX QB 3 Star
Jazz Ferguson West Feliciana, LA WR/TE 4 Star
David Ducre Mandeville, LA FB 3 Star
Isaiah Washington New Orleans, LA DE 3 Star
Tyron Johnson New Orleans, LA WR 4 Star
Stanley Morgan New Orleans, LA WR 3 Star
Kevin Henry Central, LA S 4 Star
Lanard Fournette New Orleans, LA ATH 3 Star
Kameron Eloph Bossier, LA OL 3 Star
Terrell Chatman Central, LA WR 3 Star
Rickey Preston Boutte, LA WR 3 Star
Derrius Guice Baton Rouge, LA RB 4 Star
Bo Wallace River Ridge, LA OLB 3 Star
Nick Brossette Baton Rouge, LA RB 4 Star
Joe Anderson LaPlace, LA DE 3 Star
Darius Williams New Orleans, LA WR 3 Star
Reggie Walker Ponchatoula, LA DE 3 Star
Brendon Hayes New Orleans, LA DE NR
Jaquel Gant Donaldsville, LA WR 3 Star
Brian Singleton Boutte, LA WR NR
Bry'Kiethon Mouton Scott, LA TE 3 Star
Roney Elam Newton, TX CB 4 Star
Deshawn Raymond Kenner, LA DB 3 Star
Oshea Dugas Lafayette, LA DT 3 Star
Kody Holmes Baton Rouge, LA OT NR
Michael Dunman Shreveport, LA TE 3 Star
George Lea New  Orleans, LA DT 3 Star
Jalen Bates Kaplan, LA DE 3 Star
Adrian Magee Franklinton, LA OG 3 Star
Javahn Ferguson Baton Rouge LB 3 Star
Donte Jackson New Orleans CB 4 Star
John Washington West Monroe, LA DT 3 Star
Grant Burguillos Mandeville, LA OL 3 Star
Fletcher Adams Brandon, MS DT 4 Star
Dwaine Thomas Boutte, LA LB 3 Star
Xavier Lewis Reserve, LA CB 4 Star
Justin Reid Geismar, LA S 3 Star
Christian Campbell Ponchatoula, LA ATH 3 Star
Dion Ray New Orleans ATH 3 Star
Jaason Lewis Virginia Beach, VA ATH 4 Star
Du'Vonta Lampkin Houston, TX DT 3 Star
Kendall Sheffield Missouri City, TX CB 5 Star


What to Watch For?

Pretty loaded list, particularly at defensive back. The key things here will be who impresses in camp. Many of the players currently considered fringe prospects have an opportunity to earn offers. Arthur McGinnis is a LB that's impressed at recent camp settings. Chavis will have a chance to see him in person during camp.

Can LSU put themselves in good position with Sheffield (considered a heavy A&M lean), Jaason Lewis, Du'Vonta Lampkin, Roney Elam, CeCe Jefferson and Leo Lewis. Jefferson and Leo Lewis, in particular, would be superstar adds to the 2015, but both will be tough to pull.

Deshawn Raymond could be a guy that pulls the trigger on a commitment this weekend. Keep an eye on Tyler Higby, as well.

The other thing to keep an eye on is solidifying the commitment of Nick Brossette, who is receiving a huge push from Texas right now. I'd be surprised if a University Lab kid that LSU wanted got away, but it's worth noting.

2016

Player Hometown Position Composite Star Ranking
Shea Patterson Shreveport, LA QB 5 Star
Feleipe' Franks Crawfordville, FL QB 4 Star
Ed Oliver Houston, TX DT 4 Star
Willie Allen River Ridge, LA OT 4 Star
Collin Fountain Lake Charles, LA OG NR
Darnell Solomon Hollywood, FL WR 5 Star
Chad Clay Marietta, GA CB 4 Star
Barrick Slaugther Livonia, LA RB/LB 4 Star
C.J. Morgan-Walker Bossier, LA DB NR
Keondre Wudtee Bossier, LA QB NR
Bladrick Veal Baton Rouge, LA QB 3 Star
Clyde LeFlore New Orleans, LA ATH 4 Star
Mykel Jones Patterson, LA WR 4 Star
Stephen Sullivan Donaldsville, LA WR 4 Star
Sully Laiche Lutcher, LA DE NR
Rashard Lawrence Monroe, LA DT 4 Star
Glen Logan Destrehan, LA DT 4 Star
Layton Garnett West Monroe, LA LB NR
Kristian Fulton Metairie, LA CB 4 Star
Malik Antoine Baton Rouge, LA DB NR
Kazmi Antoine Belle Chasse, LA LB NR
Devin White Springhill, LA ATH 4 Star
Drake Davis Baton Rouge, LA WR 4 Star
Michael Divinity New Orleans OLB 4 Star
Willie Baker Livonia, LA DE 4 Star
Andre Anthony New Orleans, LA DE 3 Star
Jamal Pettigrew New Orleans, LA TE 4 Star
Matt Beck Alexandria, LA QB NR
Ed Oliver Houston, TX DT 4 Star
Donavaughn Campbell Ponchantoula, LA OL/DL NR
John Broussard Phenix City, AL CB 4 Star
Chidi Okeke-Valentine Miami, FL OT 4 Star
Shyheim Carter Kentwood, LA CB 4 Star

The headlining name is probably Shea Patterson, whose brother we recently hired. LSU offered Patterson a scholarship just a couple weeks ago, and there's a good chance they can flip him from Arizona. That may not go down this weekend, but it's worth noting. The fun thing will be seeing him compete next to current LSU commit Feleipe' Franks.

It will also be interesting to see how they approach offers here. Shyheim Carter, recent Alabama commit, is expected to get an offer. Could LSU get him thinking of a flip? John Broussard is another one to watch.

If there are commitments from this crew, I'd suspect it to come Devin White, Michael Divinity or Mykel Jones.

2017

Player Hometown Position Composite Star Rating
Dylan Moses Baton Rouge, LA ATH NR
Lowell Narcisse St. James, LA QB NR
Bruce Jordan-Swilling New Orleans, LA ATH NR
Clyde Edwards-Halaire Baton Rouge, LA RB NR
Adrian Ealy Baton Rouge, LA OT NR

Obviously Dylan Moses is well known. Lowell Narcisse will be under evaluation by Cameron, competing with current LSU commits Justin McMillan, Feleipe' Franks, and Zadock Dinkelmann as well as Shea Patterson. Can he impress?

2018

Player Hometown Position Composite Star Rating
Zadock Dinkelmann Somerset, TX QB NR

Should be a good chance for him to compete with some high level talent.

Summary

It's a huge weekend with loads of 5-star talents. Keep your twitter feeds open and give me a follow. My guess is that not only will we see multiple new offers handed out, but a series of commitments, somewhere in the 3-4 range, possibly. Next to All-American bowl season and National Signing Day itself, this will be one of the most exciting recruiting weekends in this cycle.