Podcast: The last few games for LSU could determine its direction in recruiting

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) signals touchdown as LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) runs the punt back for a score as LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) protects during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. Buy this photo

In this "Advocate Sports: Recruiting" podcast, Advocate contributor William Weathers talks with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff about how LSU is constantly evaluating its recruiting needs and targets as its season progresses, and if one area of the team underperforms or has injuries then it could force the team to recruit players to that spot. Continue reading →

Catholic running back Derrius Guice says he's opening up recruitment, not decommitting from LSU

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Catholic's Derrius Guice runs the ball against St. Amant during Friday game at Memorial Stadium.

Catholic High coach Dale Weiner confirmed Wednesday afternoon that running back Derrius Guice is reopening his recruiting process in order to take visits but remains committed to LSU. Weiner agreed that what transpired between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday night was “wild.” Weiner said he got a phone call from Guice moments before Guice announced… Continue reading →

Running back Derrius Guice decommits from LSU

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Catholic's Derrius Guice runs past Parkview's Trent Kavanagh during their Sept. 5 season opener. Buy this photo

Catholic High running back Derrius Guice dropped a bombshell through his Twitter account late Tuesday night, announcing that he has decommitted from LSU and is reopening his recruiting process. At about 9:40 p.m., Guice tweeted, “I’ve decided to reopen my recruitment again!! Now who shall get my five official visits.” The 5-foot-11, 219-pound Guice later added, “Want… Continue reading →

Acadiana TE Bry’Kiethon Mouton commits to Tigers

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Acadiana's Bry'Kiethon Mouton, right, tackles Parkway's Juwon Johnson after Johnson intercepted a pass during the second quarter Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 of the Class 5A nonselect championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In his 30-plus years on the Acadiana High football staff, Ted Davidson never remembered a freshman starting — until Bry’Kiethon Mouton came along three years ago. “That kind of says who he is,” said Davidson, who enters his 10th year as head coach. Mouton, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound tight end, committed to LSU’s 2015… Continue reading →

Mississippi lineman Matt Womack commits to Tigers

Photo provided -- Offensive lineman Matt Womack, from Hernando, Miss., who attends Magnolia Heights private school in Senatobia, Miss., joins LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, left and coach Les Miles after commiting to play football for the Tigers.

Offensive lineman Matt Womack has committed to LSU, he tweeted Sunday. Womack, a three-star prospect out of Hernando, Mississippi, is LSU’s 14th commitment in the 2015 class, a group that ranks No. 13 nationally in 24/7 Sports composite team rankings. Womack’s commitment is non-binding. He can make it official on signing day in February. Womack, 6-foot-7, 320 pounds,… Continue reading →

East St. John’s Xavier Lewis recommits to LSU football team

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU coach Les Miles clenches his fist as players, including defensive end Jermauria Rasco, receiver James Wright and quarterback Anthony Jennings celebrate after the Outback Bowl. Buy this photo

East St. John’s Xavier Lewis committed to LSU … again. Lewis originally committed to LSU in August 2013 but decommitted in February and decided to reopen his recruitment. On Tuesday night, he decided to recommit to the Tigers. His announcement was made live on ESPNU while Lewis is in Oregon participating in… Continue reading →

On the move: LSU football has shifted its focus to dual-threat QBs

Cedar Hill quarterback Justin McMillan (13) scrambles away from Katy's Cody Gessler (93) in the first quarter during the Class 5A Division II state title game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.  (Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News)

While working out at an LSU camp a few weeks ago, quarterback Justin McMillan ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds. A few hours later, LSU offered him a scholarship, and he committed. Think that speedy 40 time was a factor? “I think it helped,” he said with a laugh, “just a little bit.”… Continue reading →

QB commit Franks to camp at LSU for football, baseball in July

Tiger Stadium photos  Credit Michael Cauble, WBRZ-TV

Feleipe Franks’ mother is 5 feet 11 inches tall. His dad is 6-4 and so is his brother. Franks has topped them all – and he’s still growing. The 6-foot-6 quarterback prospect has one goal this summer: add pounds to that towering frame. How so? “Eating a lot,” he said.… Continue reading →

Tight end Colin Jeter commits to Tigers

Photo by Kevin Green/(Longview, Texas) News-JournalLongview's Colin Jeter runs with the ball after catching a pass against Austin Westlake in 2012.

Colin Jeter was at the right place at the right time. Scouring Texas for a tight end last month, LSU assistant Steve Ensminger stumbled upon Longview High. Jeter, who had graduated from the school a year earlier, just happened to be there. “It was weird how it worked out,” Jeter said in a phone… Continue reading →

Tigers get 2015 QB commitment from Justin McMillan

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LSU has its 2015 quarterback. Justin McMillan, a three-star pro-style quarterback out of Cedar Hill, Texas, committed to the Tigers on Wednesday, he confirmed. McMillan, a 6-foot-2, 170-pounder, is ranked as the 64th pro-style quarterback in the nation for 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. McMillan worked out at LSU’s high school camp Tuesday. He… Continue reading →

LSU’s final five-star recruit, Jamal Adams, on campus

Hebron's Jamal Adams (33) runs up the field for a kickoff return for a touchdown in a game against Keller Fossil Ridge during the first half of play at Hawk Stadium in Carrollton on Friday, September 13, 2013. Both teams opened the game up with kickoff returns for a touchdowns in the first two plays of the game. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

LSU’s final five-star recruit made it to campus. Defensive back Jamal Adams, a highly rated freshman from Texas, reported to campus Monday, his father, George Adams, confirmed. Adams’ arrival brings the number of rookies on campus to 22. LSU signed the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the nation in February, then added a signee this summer in junior-college offensive… Continue reading →

LSU football commitments

LSU football commitments 2015 (11) Nick Brossette, running back, 6-0, 205, Baton Rouge (University) David Ducre, fullback, 6-0, 230, Mandeville (Lakeshore) Blake Ferguson, long snapper, 6-1, 235, Buford, Ga. (Buford) Jazz… Continue reading →

QB Franks commits to Tigers; Domond signs scholarship

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles and his team sing the alma mater after the second half of an SEC football game. LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) and LSU defensive tackle Josh Downs (77) flank Miles. LSU won 41-35. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 17, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La..

Dual-threat quarterback Feleipe Franks has committed to LSU for the 2016 class, according to multiple recruiting sites. Franks is a four-star prospect and the No. 3 ranked dual-threat QB in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite ratings. He has scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Miami, among others. Franks, a 6-foot-5,… Continue reading →

Catholic High RB Derrius Guice commits to LSU

Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Catholic's Derrius Guice earned Class 5A all-state and all-metro honors after rushing for 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns in an injury-shortened season.

Catholic High running back Derrius Guice has committed to LSU, multiple recruiting services reported Saturday. Guice, a 6-foot, 210-pound, four-star prospect, is ranked the third-best player in the 2015 class and the 10th-best running back nationally, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Guice is currently suspended from the Catholic High football team, though he could be… Continue reading →

New commit Jevonte Domond: Draft success was big reason for picking LSU

Photo courtesy Virginia Tech athletics -- LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes

That the LSU football team had a nation-leading nine players selected in the NFL draft last week is already having an effect on the program’s future. Jevonte Domond, a four-star junior-college tackle from Arizona, committed to the Tigers earlier this week for several reasons. One shined above all others: “Nine guys going in the draft,” he said… Continue reading →

Reports: Junior-college offensive tackle Jevonte Domond commits to LSU

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The LSU football team moved closer to accomplishing its goal for the 2015 recruiting class: bring in a sizable class of offensive tackles. Jevonte Domond, a junior-college player from Arizona, has committed to the Tigers, multiple recruiting sites reported Tuesday. He’s the third offensive tackle of what is now an 11-person class. Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects… Continue reading →

Report: Adrian Magee commits to LSU

The streak has ended. Franklinton High School offensive lineman Adrian Magee committed to the LSU football team Sunday, the Tigers’ first commit for the 2015 season in more than two months. Geaux247 reported the news of Magee’s non-binding, verbal pledge. The three-star, 6-foot-5, 325-pounder is LSU’s 10th commit of the 2015 class and the first since the… Continue reading →

LSU football recruiting: Time for some face time

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles, left, has a chat with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

The video evaluations are over. LSU coaches hit the road this week to get an up-close look at recruits. “I get to go see the best players in the country,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said earlier this week on ESPN 104.5-FM. Cameron left at 5 a.m. Tuesday to begin the spring recruitment… Continue reading →

Eighth-grade quarterback from Texas commits to LSU for 2018

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Zadock Dinkelmann, an eighth-grade quarterback from Texas and the nephew of Ty Detmer, has committed to LSU for the Class of 2018. Dinkelmann, 14, gave his nonbinding verbal pledge to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Friday, said Detmer, the former Heisman Trophy quarterback for Brigham Young. Dinkelmann, a 6-foot-4, 190-pounder from near San Antonio, has not… Continue reading →

David Ducre, Jazz Ferguson commit to LSU

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONLakeshore running back David Ducre participates in the Lakeshore 7 on 7 tournament at Lakeshore High School in Mandeville on June 22.

LSU’s 2015 commitment class received a boost Wednesday — a double dose. Lakeshore High School’s David Ducre, the No. 1-ranked fullback in the nation, and West Feliciana receiver Jazz Ferguson, a four-star prospect, both committed to the Tigers on Wednesday morning. Those two nonbinding verbal pledges gave LSU nine commits for the 2015 class… Continue reading →

Double dose: LSU gets receiver, fullback commits

Jazz Ferguson leaps for a catch. He’s No. 14 in blue. (Heather McClelland | The Advocate)

LSU’s 2015 commitment class received a boost Wednesday – two of them. Lakeshore High’s David Ducre, the No. 1-ranked fullback in the nation, and West Feliciana receiver Jazz Ferguson, a four-star prospect, both committed to the Tigers on Wednesday morning. Those two non-binding verbal pledges gave LSU nine commits for… Continue reading →

LSU gets fullback, running back commitments for 2015

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONLakeshore running back David Ducre participates in the Lakeshore 7 on 7 tournament at Lakeshore High School in Mandeville on June 22.

Lakeshore High’s David Ducre, the No. 1-ranked fullback in the nation, and West Feliciana receiver Jazz Ferguson, a four-star prospect, both committed to the Tigers on Wednesday morning.… Continue reading →

Brossette to play in Under Armour game

University High RB Nick Brossette attempts to turn the corner towards the goal line but is stopped short by White Castle's Tyre Bracken. White castle DL Dedrick Gore assisted on the play.

When University High football coach Chad Mahaffey told running back Nicholas Brossette that he’d received an invitation to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-American game, his response was immediate. “I said yes,” Brossette said. “That was the one (all-star game) I’d really looked at and wanted to play in. “I feel so blessed. This is… Continue reading →

Donaldsonville WR Stephen Sullivan commits to LSU for 2016

LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field at Tiger Stadium for an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Donaldsonville receiver Stephen Sullivan, a 2016 prospect, committed to LSU over the weekend, according to his high school coach, Benny Guilbeaux.… Continue reading →

Donaldsonville receiver Sullivan commits to LSU

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles shouts instructions during the second half. Buy this photo

Stephen Sullivan received an invitation to the Boys from the Boot camp hours before it began. About 24 hours later, the Donaldsonville receiver was an LSU commit. Sullivan, in the class of 2016, gave his non-binding verbal pledge to LSU coach Les Miles on Saturday. He joins St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Edwin Alexander in the… Continue reading →

Edna Karr defensive end Isaiah Washington commits to LSU

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks with an official in the first half Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Buy this photo

Edna Karr defensive end Isaiah Washington committed to LSU on Saturday, according to his high school coach. Washington, a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 26 weak-side defensive end in the nation, made a non-binding verbal pledge to the Tigers during the Boys from the Boot, a camp for the state’s top juniors hosted by LSU.… Continue reading →

Video: LSU Recruiting Review

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles shouts during a penalty call in the second half of the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida Wednesday.  LSU won, 21-14. Buy this photo

William Weathers of and Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger review LSU's second-ranked 2014 recruiting class and look ahead to the Tigers efforts in 2015. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

LSU’s 2015 recruiting class is off to a fast start

Advocate photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- University High's Nick Brossette runs past Parkview Baptist defender Alex Ginn during a Division II playoff game Nov. 29. Brossette, a 2015 LSU commitment, rushed for 2,188 yards this season.

After it was all over, Frank Wilson returned to the LSU coaches’ meeting room, dubbed the “war room” on signing day. In the center is a 20-seat table. On the wall is a giant projection screen on which LSU recruiting targets had announced their decisions live on television earlier in the day. There is also a dry-erase… Continue reading →

Just sign here: Garrett Brumfield’s journey to LSU

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU coach Les Miles talks about new recruit Garrett Brumfield from University High during the Bayou Bash on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

Seven minutes. Barely enough time to exit LSU coach Les Miles’ office, chat with recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and pose for a couple of pictures before descending the stairs of the Tigers’ gleaming football operations center. Before University High guard Garrett Brumfield reached his parents’ car after committing to play for the Tigers, Paul… Continue reading →

LSU will have to continue going out of state to build top 2015 class

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  All-Metro football MVP Nick Brossette of University High is an LSU commitment.

LSU coaches will have to step out of the state’s borders for the nation’s top talents for the next recruiting season. The 2014 Louisiana signing class was, arguably, the best in state history, having three prospects ranked No. 1 at their positions. The dropoff to 2015 appears to be a steep one — at least at… Continue reading →

Maea Teuhema gives LSU a big piece as 2015 class builds

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Here is the LSU football helmet, with the old tiger head logo, the Tigers had been wearing for decades.

LSU made a giant splash Wednesday — for 2015. While much of the focus on National Signing Day surrounded the 2014 class, the Tigers picked up a whopper of a commit for next year. Maea Teuhema, a 340-pound, five-star offensive lineman, committed to LSU on Wednesday. His commitment came as his brother, Sione, joined this year’s class. The Teuhema… Continue reading →

Leonard Fournette officially signs with LSU

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Leonard Fournette runs during the Under Armour All-America Game.

With a quick scribble, St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette on Wednesday morning became an LSU Tiger, marking the end of the recruiting process for the nation’s top recruit. Fournette, who enjoyed seeminly unlimited scholarship options, said he could have signed with Alabama, the Tigers’ top competition for his services. Yet he didn’t. He wanted to… Continue reading →

John Curtis WR Malachi Dupre picks LSU

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Highlights cornerback Jermaine Roberts (2) breaks up the pass play to wide receiver Malachi Dupre (15) during the Under Armour Bowl. The Highlights defeated the Nitros 31-21.

Malachi Dupre can see himself, Leonard Fournette and Brandon Harris having an immediate impact at LSU very early next season. “That would be something,” said Dupre, a five-star wide receiver from John Curtis, on Wednesday after signing with the Tigers. “We’ve all got a lot of hard work to do to if we’re going to live up… Continue reading →

Get the breakdown on LSU’s 2014 standout class right here

Miami Herald photo by PHELAN M. EDENHACK -- Champagnat's Travonte Valentine, who chose LSU on Wednesday, and Nathaniel Holloway chase Victory Christian quarterback Caleb Lewis in the FHSAA Football Class 2A Final in December in Orlando, Fla.

Leonard Fournette, RB, New Orleans/St. Augistine, 6-1, 225 The top-ranked recruit in the country should play early. Jamal Adams, DB, Lewisville, Texas/Hebron, 6-0, 200 A speedy, highly sought-after prospect to help at safety. Clifton Garrett, LB, Joliet, Ill./Plainfield South 6-2, 222 Arguably the best player out of the Midwest in years. Brandon Harris, QB, Bossier… Continue reading →

Star-studded? Yep, that sums up this class

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU coach Les Miles talks about new recruit Garrett Brumfield from University High during the Bayou Bash on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

They called the 1915 graduating class at West Point “The class the stars fell on” because of all the generals it produced. Fully one-third of that year’s cadets wound up with stars on their shoulders, among them Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. A century later, people may one day be saying the same thing in football terms… Continue reading →

LSU’s 2014 signing class best ever for Les Miles

Leonard Fournette, left, and Malachi Dupre highlight LSU's 2014 recruiting class.

None of coach Les Miles’ nine full signing classes at LSU have finished ranked outside of the top 10 in’s national rankings. Despite a host of commitment snubs a month ago and a less than fulfilling in-state haul, that won’t change. LSU’s 2014 signing class is the coach’s best — even with those road bumps.… Continue reading →

When did the process start for you? I know there was a big offer from Florida at 16, but when did the process really start? GB: Got mail casually from schools, camp inivtes toward the beginning of his sophomore year. Toward the end of his sophomore year, that’s… Continue reading →

Video: The lighter side of LSU recruits

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZSt. Augustine's Lanard Fournette grinds out some yardage as Shaw's Joseph Prevost tries to defend at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Gretna.

Some of the members of LSU's 2014 football recruiting class answer some serious and not so serious questions about their lives, their recruiting process and football.… Continue reading →

LSU anticipates busy signing day

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Rashard Robinson (21) pulls in an interception close to the sideline. The play was reviewed and LSU was awarded the ball. LSU won 34-10. Buy this photo

One after another, highly touted high school seniors walked from the sidelines of Tropicana Field to a makeshift platform and announced their college decisions live on ESPN. Among them, a whopping five were LSU targets. Just two chose the Tigers. The announcement madness that unfolded at the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 2 may be… Continue reading →

Fournette to highlight LSU's 2014 recruiting haul

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette rushed for f,036  yards, an average of 9.8 yards per carry and 168 yards per game, and 63 touchdowns in his high school career.

On National Signing Day a year ago, Leonard Fournette revealed he was going to commit at the 2014 Under Armour All-Star Game. The St. Augustine running back was wearing a pair of LSU shorts at the time. If Tiger Nation had witnessed that omen, there’s no telling how much angst… Continue reading →

National Signing Day Chat

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, LSU head coach Les Miles reacts to a touchdown call for Texas A&M. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Click here to join the Sports staff of The Advocate in a live, day-long College Football National Signing Day chat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We'll have signing lists from all of the Louisiana football teams, including LSU, Tulane and UL-Lafayette. There also will be live tweets from writers across the state. Continue reading →