LSU handed out the usual spring practice awards following the spring game on Saturday -- they are as follows:
Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award
(Outstanding performance in LSU Off-Season Program)
Jamal Adams, Lewis Neal, Tre'Davious White, Duke Riley, KJ Malone, Rickey Jefferson, Danny Etling
Eric Andolsek Leadership Award
(Outstanding Leadership in Spring Drills- Offense)
Mike Miley Leadership Award
(Outstanding Leadership in Spring Drills- Defense)
Tre'Davious White, Duke Riley
Toby Caston Performance Award
(Outstanding Performance in Spring Drills- Defense)
Davon Godchaux, Jamal Adams, Duke Riley, Lewis Neal
Ralph Norwood Performance Award
(Outstanding Performance in Spring Drills Offense)
Foster Moreau, Colin Jeter, DJ Chark, Brandon Harris, Malachi Dupre
Most Improved Award
(Players who have made the most improvement during Spring Drills)
Corey Thompson, Josh Boutte, KJ Malone, Maea Teuhema, Andy Dodd, Chidi Okeke, Arden Key
Jimmy Taylor Award
(The comprehensive Spring Award for Outstanding Leadership, Effort and Performance)
Derrius Guice, Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams, Davon Godchaux
Jerry Stovall Special Teams Award
Cameron Gamble, Josh Growden, Blake Ferguson
Michael Divinity, Devin White, Saivion Smith, Dee Anderson, Danny Etling, Russell Gage, Lanard Fournette
Overcoming Adversity Award
JD Moore, Nick Brossette, John Battle, Ethan Pocic, Alex Cheramie
Russell Gage, Tashawn Bower, Tre'Davious White, Kendell Beckwith, Lewis Neal, Arden Key, Jordan Harper, Caleb Lewis
- Piece of roster news: wide receiver/fullback Tony Upchurch will be transferring. The thought of a converted wide receiver in the backfield always created some fun possibilities, but Upchurch never really seemed to find any traction at either position. I'm not sure, but I believe LSU should be all set in terms of scholarship numbers and needed roster attrition. Of course, there still may be some based on how the depth chart looks.
- And how about this piece of news for center Andy Dodd from Saturday?
Congratulations to Dodd and his future Mrs.
- From a recruiting aspect, no commits, but a number of big visits showed up, including five-star running back Cam Akers, who I'm told is the top target at his position. The paysites all surely have more, but here are a couple of free stories from SEC Country, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's new team-focused site. Sam Spiegelman has a couple stories on linebacker Nardarius Fagan, four-star safety Todd Harris and tight end Kenmore Gamble.