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LSU Recruiting: Top Talent to Attend Bayou Picnic

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Talented stars descend upon Baton Rouge.

While LSU expands its recruiting efforts to include satellite camps, they will still return to their tried and true on campus events where stud talents descend upon Baton Rouge for a little one-on-one time with the coaches and often an opportunity to display their talents against their peers. These events typically yield commitments and this weekend is expected to be no different.

Here's a list of expected visitors:

Austin Deculus
Bruce Jordan-Swilling
Tre' Swilling
Adrian Ealy
Cam Akers
Dylan Moses
Devonta Smith
Christopher Allen
Isaiah Buggs
Joe Anderson
Kary Vincent Jr.
Aaron Moffitt
Todd Harris
Ben Miles
Josh Clarke
Amik Robertson
Camron Horry
Mannie Netherly
Stephen Guidry
Terrell Bailey
Kaheem Roach
Bryan Jones
K'Lavon Chaisson
CeeDee Lamb
Kelvin Joseph (2018)
Devonta Jason (2018)
Corione Harris (2018)
Aaron Brule (2018)
Ja'Marr Chase (2018)
Trenton Charles (2018)
Dare Rosenthal (2018)

Commitments

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Jontre Kirklin
Myles Brennan
Patrick Queen
Lowell Narcisse
Edward Ingram
Tyler Shelvin

Deculus is attending, is probably a major tell of his commitment intentions (ed. note: ya think?)

Kary Vincent Jr. is one to keep your eye on. He was just offered a few weeks ago and there's a chance he could jump on that offer.

Dare Rosenthal is another one to watch. Remember, he's a former Alabama commitment that shot out to IMG for a cup of coffee before deciding he'd rather be back home with family. He's a year off still, and the war for his commitment should be a major one, but being back home in Louisiana might be enough to keep him instate for college.

Stephen Guidry is an interesting name. He's the top JUCO WR in the country and visited Alabama earlier this week. Could the staff be laying plans for a potential replacement for Dupre, should he have a stellar 2016 season and depart early?

Isaiah Buggs is a kid I've been a big fan of for a while. He's another JUCO player that should have been apart of the 2014 signing class but his grades weren't in order. He had zero chance of qualifying that season, but there were some murmurings of him being a sign and place for LSU anyways. That's how talented he was. He wound up going his own route, but LSU is very much in the picture. The interesting thing with him is that he apparently physically stood toe-to-toe with Cameron Robinson his senior year of HS. The kid can play if he can get his off the field together.

Joe Anderson you will remember from two years was a late riser that then opted to sign and place with Ole Miss after flirting with LSU.

Ben Miles is Les' kid. And no, there's no hegemony here. Remember, we let Manny leave state and walk-on at UNC. Be has offers from Navy, Nebraska and Boston College to go along with his LSU offer. He's a true FB prospect.

Christopher Allen is the stud OLB from Baton Rouge Lab. He's been on campus three times since February but named Alabama his leader in April. The current sentiment still seems to be that the good guys win this one in the end, but keeping him around campus and flush with interest will be very important so he doesn't opt for Tuscaloosa. He's a ready made fit for the new Aranda defense.

Cam Akers is a 5-star RB that decommitted from Alabama back in March. Most seem to expect the Mississippi native to stay home, but the drive to Baton Rouge is nearly equidistant from Clinton, MS as the drive to Oxford.

I'm a big proponent of having major pieces of your committed class on campus when inviting down other stud recruits. I think seeing the bond and unity formed by the players can help encourage decisions. Thus, having the entire recruiting class on campus should be a major boon for the coaching staff. Both QB commitments will also be in attendance. Myles Brennan has not at all backed away from his commitment since the Lowell Narcisse news, which tells me the coaching staff was likely forthright with him from the get go.

LSU's class is currently ranked outside the top 15 in the composite with only 7 commitments. After this weekend, they should be firmly within the top 10 and charging ahead once again.