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Early Signing Period 2019: The Misses


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LSU locked down 19 members of the 2019 recruiting class, currently No. 3 overall in the 247 Sports composite.

But if there’s one thing following recruiting has taught me in the last 20 years, it’s disappointment. And there are still a number of potential signees that Ed Orgeron and the LSU coaching staff have to answer for:

Ron Powlus

Ron Powlus

Look, those multiple Heismans are still waiting. Don’t tell me he used up his eligibility at Notre Dame 20 years ago, Orgeron was hired to find solutions dammit, not give me history lessons.


Look, I don’t care if he’s a fictional character, he has the ability to copy ANY ABILITIES. THAT MEANS HE COULD JUST COPY TUA.

LOL Surprise! Dolls

Look, every kid under the age of seven is obsessed with these things and wants them for Christmas. Recruiting is a future-forward business, and LSU has to be building a brand for future classes.

Zachary Levi

Have y’all seen the Shazam trailer?

It looks pretty good. And Levi is a Lake Charles native. You have to close in in-state talent.

Daneel Ackles

Former One Tree Hill cast member is now a mainstay of the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie circuit. And she’s from right near by in Eunice. Simply unforgivable not to have her involved in the fold. The fence around Louisiana is clearly down.

Will Smith

We could have saved him from this:

Cody Rhodes

The first ever second-generation NWA world heavyweight champion, and he proved he could sell out a 10,000-seat arena at All-In. What more does Cody have to prove to get called back to the big time?


Seriously, this is the one reindeer Dave Aranda had his eye on. And you lost him to the North Pole. Do you know how cold it is up there?

Yukon Cornelius

His gold-finding expertise could have been a crucial fundraising asset.

James McAvoy

Look at how ripped he got for this Glass movie that’s coming out.