With what transpired through early June, we had to take a moment to catch our collective breath before we expounding on something that possibly has not occurred at LSU at this point of the sports year.
Let's include the final weekend of May so Greedy Williams is a part of this, but can you remember a three-week stretch like this before in LSU history with picking up eight commitments in that span?
Paul: It is quite the run. That's a third of the recruiting class in one fell swoop and puts the staff in good position to focus in on a handful of high profile guys down the stretch.
I still have my reservations about Roddy just in the fact he doesn't appear to fall in with the rest of this defensive class, unless of course we go to a 3-4 or run more of the 4-3 under, which is where I think he could be a serviceable end. I have to give credit to Coach O for Thornton. Most thought he just got an offer to help with Kendell Jones, but he obviously jumped the curve with him as evidenced by Thornton's recent rise in the ESPN rankings. Anthony could afford to put some weight on him, but he has that Mingo-esque potential in being a solid edge rusher. I do find it a little odd with the number of LB takes with guys like Joyner (who I don't think we land), Divinity and McCulloch all on the board, but I'll reserve judgement on Coach O and Steele's evaluations.
With Savage, I just chalk this up to another one of Grimes' projects, like George Brown last year. With that end-of-the-season haul Grimes put together, I think he can take a chance here with holding onto Campbell and getting Willie Allen to finish the class. Most are so focused on Chidi from last year that they don't even remember Toby Weathersby joining late.