LSU’s 2014 recruiting hits higher gear this weekend

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU tailback Alfred Blue breaks free on a run during the first half of the Washington game earlier this month. Tigers coach Les Miles said Wednesday he is 'not overly optimistic' about Blue's chances at returning from an injury soon.
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU tailback Alfred Blue breaks free on a run during the first half of the Washington game earlier this month. Tigers coach Les Miles said Wednesday he is 'not overly optimistic' about Blue's chances at returning from an injury soon.

The fax machine at the LSU football office still hasn’t cooled off from receiving letters of intent on National Signing Day last Wednesday, but the Tigers staff is hard at work laying the foundation for the highly anticipated Class of 2014.

To that end, LSU is expected to welcome more than 80 prospects to campus Saturday for one of its junior day sessions, among them some of the top talent for 2014 from Louisiana and several neighboring states.

Leading the way is St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette (6-foot-1, 232 pounds). The state’s No. 1 prospect for 2014, he is ranked No. 2 nationally on 24/7 Sports’ Top 247 for 2014 and No. 3 on the Rivals 250.

Other top in-state prospects expected to be in attendance are West Monroe offensive tackle Cameron Robinson (6-6, 325); University High offensive guard Garrett Brumfield (6-3, 270); Monroe Neville defensive back Laurence Jones (6-2, 208); Plaquemine defensive end Davon Godchaux (6-4, 243); and defensive end Gerald Willis (6-3, 260) and wide receiver Devante “Speedy” Noil (5-10, 170) from Karr.

LSU has four commitments for 2014: Brother Martin offensive guard Will Clapp (6-4, 270), Westlake tight end Jacory Washington (6-5, 211), athlete Devin Voorhies (6-1, 185) of Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County and Houston Alief Taylor cornerback Chris Hardeman (5-9, 180).

Washington, Voorhies and Hardeman are expected to attend the junior day. Also expected in is Beaumont (Texas) Ozen cornerback Tony Brown (6-1, 180).

Brown, ranked No. 13 nationally by Rivals and No. 15 by 24/7 Sports, is considered an early lean to LSU.

His sister, Beloved, is expected to sign with the LSU women’s track and field program.

LSU’s early recruiting efforts have the Tigers ranked No. 6 nationally for 2014 by 24/7 Sports.