COMING ATTRACTIONS

Maquedius Bain (6-5, 286, DT)

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University

Has great size and projects to play on the inside of the defensive line. … A participant in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game with the Black Team. … A four-star prospect by ESPN and 24/7 Sports. … Led University School of Nova South to a 3A state championship in his senior season. … Rated the No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN. … Rated the No. 26 prospect in Florida by ESPN.

Kendell Beckwith (6-3, 235, LB)

Jackson East Feliciana

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … One of the nation’s premier outside linebacker prospects. … Could play defensive end. … A consensus four-star recruit by all of the national recruiting services. … An Under Armour All-American who competed for Team Nitro at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game. … 2012 MaxPreps Small Schools First-Team All-American. … Tabbed the No. 2 recruit in Louisiana by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. … Ranked No. 41 nationally by ESPN, No. 68 by 24/7 Sports, No. 84 by Rivals and No. 138 by Scout. ... Class 3A Defensive MVP. … Led East Feliciana to berth in state semifinals with a 9-4 record. … As a senior had 91 tackles, including 17 sacks. … Inaugural winner of the 104.5 ESPN Capital City Prep Player of the Year award. … 2012 Warrick Dunn Award winner and WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year. … Brother Wendell Beckwith Jr. plays defensive end for Tulane. … Cousin Darry Beckwith was a two-time second-team All-SEC linebacker at LSU.

Josh Boutte (6-4, 324, OL)

New Iberia Westgate

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … An impact player who is quick off the ball. … Participated in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the West Team. … Class 5A All-State as a junior, honorable mention as a senior. … Earned four-star rating from 24/7 Sports, Rivals, Scout and PrepStar. … No. 114 on PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team. … Three-star rating by ESPN. … 24/7 Sports ranked him as the nation’s No. 8 offensive guard and No. 4 prospect in Louisiana. … Rivals ranked him as the No. 7 offensive guard in the nation. … Ranked the No. 8 offensive guard by Scout.

Tashawn Bower (6-5, 241, DL)

Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata

A player with the size, length and strength to be a standout pass rusher. … Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. … Ranked the No. 11 defensive end in the nation by ESPN, No. 14 by Rivals, No. 17 by 24/7 Sports and No. 22 by Scout. … Ranked the No. 4 prospect in New Jersey by ESPN, No. 9 by Rivals and No. 14 by 24/7 Sports. … No. 132 on ESPN 150. … Participated in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl for the East squad. … Clocked at a 4.80 40-yard dash time. … Was committed to Auburn until Wednesday, apparently flipped to Florida, then ended up signing with LSU … Believed to be the first LSU football player from New Jersey.

Jeryl Brazil (5-9, 181, CB)

Loranger (HS)

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … LSU’s first commitment for the class of 2013. … Played quarterback, running back and cornerback for Loranger. … Played in the Under Armour All-American Game on the Black Team. … Class 3A all-state as an athlete. … No. 60 on the ESPNU 150. … Four-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. … Rated Louisiana’s No. 3 prospect by ESPN, No. 8 by Rivals and No. 6 by 24/7 Sports. … Rated the No. 8 cornerback by ESPN, No. 12 by 24/7 Sports, No. 17 by Rivals and No. 22 by Scout. … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American. … 2011 Class 3A state champion in the 100 and 200 meters. … As a junior, broke the state record in 55 meters (6.25 seconds) held by former LSU speedster Trindon Holliday.

John Diarse (6-1, 205, WR)

Monroe Neville

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … Named Louisiana’s Mr. Football for 2012. … A versatile playmaker who projects as a wide receiver. … Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at LSU in January. … Will take part in spring practice. … Played in 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, recording a catch. … Led Neville to the 4A state final as a senior with 148 rushing yards, 151 passing and two touchdowns in his team’s 29-22 loss to Karr. … Class 4A Offensive MVP. … Ranked the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals. … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American. … Rated the No. 23 athlete in the nation by ESPN.

Andy Dodd (6-3, 330, OL)

Lindale (Ga.) Pepperell

Devastating run blocker who can play guard or tackle. … One of the top guard prospects in the country following a stellar prep career at Pepperell High School. … Played offensive tackle during his senior season. … Class 2A All-State selection. … A four-star prospect according to ESPN, 24/7 Sports and Rivals. … Ranked No. 180 and No. 9 guard on ESPN 300. … Ranked No. 241 and No. 11 guard by 24/7 Sports. … Tabbed the nation’s No. 12 guard by Rivals. … A three-star prospect and the No. 34 offensive guard per Scout.

Fehoko Fanaika (6-6, 340, OL)

Sacramento, Calif./College of San Mateo

Graduated from the College of San Mateo and enrolled at LSU in January to take part in spring practice. ... Originally signed with LSU in 2012 but did not qualify. … A powerful run blocker who started at offensive guard for two seasons at San Mateo ... Earned California Community College Football Coaches Association First-Team honors in 2011 ... ... Paved the way for a rushing offense that averaged more than 300 yards per game on the ground in 2011. ... Rated a three-star guard by Rivals. … Played high school football at Florin High School in Sacramento. … Is believed to be the first football player LSU history of Tongan ancestry.

Greg Gilmore (6-4, 275, DT)

Hope Mills (N.C.) South View

A disruptive tackle who uses his aggressiveness to blow up plays. … Participated in 2013 Under Armour All-American Game for the Black Team. … Rated a five-star prospect by Scout and a four-star prospect by ESPN, 24/7 Sports and Rivals. … Named the No. 1 player in North Carolina by ESPN. … Graded as the nation’s No. 5 defensive tackle, the No. 2 player in North Carolina and No. 59 player on 24/7 Sports Top 247. … No. 83 on ESPN 150 and No. 8 defensive tackle. … No. 246 on Rivals 250 and No. 5 defensive tackle. … Posted 90 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks his senior season. … Earned first-team All-Mid-South 4A Conference honors his junior and senior years.

Frank Herron (6-5, 245, DE)

Memphis (Tenn.) Central

A strong defensive end expected to push for early playing time. … Rated a five-star recruit by Rivals and PrepStar and a four-star by ESPN, 24/7 Sports and Scout. … No. 23 on Rivals 100, No. 66 on Scout 300, No. 75 on 24/7 Sports Top 247 and No. 292 on ESPN 300. … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team. … Recorded 57 tackles and seven sacks in his junior season. … Tallied 26 tackles and 21/2 sacks as a senior. … Rated the No. 2 player in Tennessee by Rivals and 24/7 Sports and No. 6 by ESPN. … Rated the No. 5 defensive end by Rivals and Scout, No. 7 by 24/7 Sports. … Participated on the East Team in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

Rickey Jefferson (5-10, 187, DB)

Destrehan (HS)

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … Younger brother of former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson. … A versatile skill-position prospect who projects to play in the secondary. … Standout receiver at Destrehan caught 36 passes for 562 yards and five TDs in 2012. … Honorable mention Class 5A All-State … A consensus four-star recruit by all of the major national recruiting services … No. 176 on Rivals 250, No. 185 on ESPN 300. … The nation’s No. 24 receiver according to Scout and No. 39 per 24/7 Sports. … One of the top prep prospects in the state of Louisiana, earning a No. 6 ranking by Rivals, No. 9 by ESPN and No. 11 by 24/7 Sports … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American.

Anthony Jennings (6-2, 205, QB)

Marietta (Ga.) HS

A dual-threat quarterback who graduated from high school in December. … Enrolled at LSU in January and will take part in spring practice. … A consensus four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting services. … Earned Georgia Sportswriters Association first-team all-state honors as an athlete his junior season and Atlanta Journal-Constitution honorable-mention all-state honors as a quarterback his senior season. … Rated No. 5 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals and No. 8 by ESPN. … No. 16 pro-style quarterback by 24/7 Sports. … No. 145 on Rivals 250 and No. 221 on ESPN 300. … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 10 quarterback.

Avery Johnson (6-1, 180, WR)

Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely

Originally signed with LSU in 2012 but did not qualify. … Attended Hargrave Millitary Academy in Chatham, Va., following his senior year. … Younger brother of former LSU All-America cornerback Patrick Peterson. … Physically gifted with good route-running skills and the speed to stretch the field. ... Enrolled in January and will take part in spring drills. … Consensus four-star prospect by every major recruiting publication. ... Amassed 113 catches for 1,752 yards and 20 touchdowns in his three-year stay at Ely. ... Ranked the No. 23 receiver prospect by ESPN. ... Listed the No. 36 player from Florida according to Scout. ... Placed No. 7 on the Miami Herald Florida Top 101 list. ... Played for the White Team in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game. ... Played his freshman season at Redemptorist and was teammates with current LSU players La’El Collins and Jeremy Hill … Is going through the process to legally change his last name to Peterson in honor of his stepfather, Patrick Peterson.

Melvin Jones (6-3, 245, LB)

Lake Charles Washington-Marion

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … Athletic prospect with both size and speed. … Class 4A all-state as a junior and senior. … Earned four-star ratings from 24/7 Sports and Scout. … Earned a three-star rating from Rivals and ESPN. … Listed as a Top 300 All-American and the No. 10 inside linebacker by PrepStar. … Ranked No. 171 on 24/7 Sports Top 247. … Rivals ranked him as the No. 22 recruit in Louisiana and No. 29 linebacker. … No. 176 on Scout 300 and No. 8 linebacker. … Recorded 78 tackles and an interception as a junior and followed that with 125 tackles as a senior. … Father Troy played two years at Texas A&M as a running back before finishing his career at McNeese State.

Christian LaCouture (6-5, 290, DT)

Lincoln (Neb.) Southwest

A talented prospect who projects to play defensive tackle … Graduated in December and enrolled at LSU in January. … Will take part in spring practice. … Semper Fidelis All-American. … Played all four positions on the defensive line as a senior. … Registered 98 tackles with 14 for loss. … Class 1A first-team all-state pick. … Followed his senior season with an appearance on the West squad at the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. … A four-star prospect and the No. 14 strongside defensive end by 24/7 Sports and Scout. … Ranked No. 128 on the Scout 300. … Named the No. 2 prospect in Nebraska by 24/7 Sports. … Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals. … Rated the nation’s No. 17 strongside defensive end and No. 2 recruit in Nebraska by Rivals. … ESPN’s No. 45 defensive tackle for 2013 … Father David was a four-year hockey letterwinner at Maine and key member of the Black Bears’ 1993 NCAA championship squad.

Quantavius Leslie (6-4, 190, WR)

Hogansville, Ga./Hinds (Miss.) Community College

Fast and physical deep-threat receiver. … A four-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and 24/7 Sports. … No. 5 receiver in the nation by 24/7 Sports … In 2012 recorded 517 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in six games. … Averaged 21.5 yards per catch. … Named to the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association All-State First Team … Not yet academically qualified.

K.J. Malone (6-3, 307, OL)

Ruston Cedar Creek

Member of The Advocate Second Dozen. … Son of basketball Hall of Famer and former Louisiana Tech great Karl Malone. … A physical run blocker who can play any position on the offensive line, including center. … Named to the 2012 Class 1A All-State team. … A four-star recruit according to ESPN. … No. 23 prospect in Louisiana by 24/7 Sports. … No. 18 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN. ... No. 23 guard in the nation by ESPN. … Named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

Lewis Neal (6-1, 234, DE)

Wilson (N.C.) James B. Hunt

Quick and explosive player off the line. … Averaged nearly 10 tackles and one sack per game. … Recorded 68 tackles, eight sacks and one safety in his senior campaign. … Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and three-star by Rivals, 24/7 Sports and Scout. … Rivals ranks him the No. 18 player in North Carolina, while ESPN ranks him the No. 19 player in the state and No. 25 by 24/7 Sports. … Ranked the No. 27 defensive end in the nation by Rivals, No. 29 by 24/7 Sports, No. 33 by Scout and No. 39 by ESPN. … Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, where he claimed Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Michael Patterson (6-2, 218, DE)

Winnfield (HS)

Member of The Advocate Second Dozen. … Skilled pass rushing defensive end who was one of LSU’s first commitments. … A consensus three-star prospect by all of the major recruiting services. … Earned first-team Class 2A all-state honors as a senior while making 69 tackles and nine sacks. … Led Winnfield to the 2011 Class 2A state championship game with a 14-1 mark. … Earned first-team All-District 3-2A honors in 2011 and 2012. … No. 19 weakside defensive end and No. 15 prospect in Louisiana according to Rivals. … No. 20 weakside defensive end and No. 18 player in Louisiana according to 24/7 Sports. … No. 46 defensive end according to Scout, No. 25 according to ESPN.

Ethan Pocic (6-7, 285, OL)

Lemont, Ill. (HS)

LSU’s only Parade All-American for 2013. … A strong and physical offensive lineman known for his run-blocking abilities. … Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at LSU in January. … Will take part in spring practice. … Named a 2013 Under Armour All-American and first-team USA Today All-American. … A four-star prospect according to Rivals and ESPN. … Rated the No. 3 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals. … Ranked the No. 35 player and No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation by PrepStar. … Class 6A All-State selection in Illinois. … Rated the No. 3 prospect in Illinois by ESPN. … Brother Graham was a two-time honorable mention Big Ten lineman at Illinois.

Hayden Rettig (6-2, 201, QB)

Los Angeles Cathedral

One of the elite signal callers in the country for the Class of 2013. … Enrolled in January and will take part in spring practice. … A consensus four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting outlets. … A 2013 U.S. Army All-American. … Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Parade Magazine. … One of three quarterbacks invited to play for the West squad at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. … No. 85 on Rivals 100 and No. 5 pro-style quarterback. … No. 170 on 24/7 Sports Top 247. … Ranked No. 217 on ESPN 300. … No. 19 quarterback recruit in 2013 by Scout. … Wrapped up a stellar senior season at Cathedral High School in 2012 by passing for 3,424 yards while completing 261 of 485 attempts. … Threw for 40 touchdowns with 18 interceptions … Burst onto the national scene as one of the nation’s top prospects as a junior by throwing for a career-best of 508 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season opener.

Duke Riley (6-1, 205, LB)

River Ridge John Curtis

Member of The Advocate Second Dozen. … Was originally offered a grayshirt by LSU, committed to TCU, was then offered a full scholarship by LSU and switched to the Tigers. … A speedy linebacker with the ability to put pressure on the quarterback and cover receivers. … Class 2A Defensive MVP. … Helped lead John Curtis to Class 2A state titles his junior and senior seasons. … Racked up 10 tackles and scored a touchdown on an 80-yard fumble recovery in the 2012 state championship game against Evangel, earning MVP honors. … A four-star recruit according to ESPN. … Given three stars by Rivals, 24/7 Sports and Scout. … Listed as No. 17 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN. … Ranked the No. 23 prospect in Louisiana by 24/7 Sports and the No. 26 linebacker in the nation by ESPN. … Recorded 124 tackles as a senior.

Rashard Robinson (6-1, 163, DB)

Pompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely

Participated in the Offense-Defense Bowl as a member of the defense. … Earned a four-star rating by 24/7 Sports and Rivals, three-star from Scout and ESPN. … Signed with LSU after late push by Miami. … Teammate of fellow signee Avery Johnson … 24/7 Sports ranked him No. 10 recruit at his position, No. 17 in Florida and No. 118 nationally. … Rivals ranked him No. 26 at his position and No. 44 in Florida. … Scout ranked him No. 32 at his position. … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American.

DeSean Smith (6-4, 226, TE)

Lake Charles Barbe

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … One of the top pass-catching tight ends in the nation. … Selected to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and played for the West squad. … Invited to attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy. … Rated a consensus four-star prospect by every major recruiting service. … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 92 prospect nationally. … Ranked No. 68 by Rivals and No. 141 by ESPN. … Listed the No. 2, 4 and 5 tight end by Rivals, 24/7 Sports and ESPN. … Ranked the No. 4 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals and No. 5 by ESPN and 24/7 Sports. … Hauled in his second touchdown with two minutes left in the fourth quarter in Barbe’s 27-point comeback against West Monroe in the 5A state semifinals. … Caught two touchdowns in Barbe’s championship game loss to Rummel. … Class 5A junior and senior seasons. … Notched 815 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior season.

Kevin Spears (6-3, 190, WR)

New Orleans Holy Cross

Athletic player who has the potential to contribute immediately. … A late bloomer on the recruiting scene and one of LSU’s final commitments. … Caught 60 passes for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns in helping Holy Cross reach the Class 4A semifinals in 2012. … Did not play football as a junior. … Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star by 24/7 Sports. … Ranked No. 297 on ESPN 300 and No. 46 receiver in the nation. … No. 81 receiver per 24/7 Sports. … Ranked No. 15 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN and No. 26 by 24/7 Sports.

Logan Stokes (6-4, 240, TE)

Muscle Shoals, Ala./Northeast Mississippi Community College

Enrolled at LSU and will take part in spring practice. … Hauled in 10 passes for 80 yards as a sophomore in 2012. … Named to the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association All Region XXIII Second Team and a Mississippi Association of Community/Junior College All-State honoree. … Rated junior college prospect No. 85 by Scout. … Named to PrepStar All-Southeast Region team. … Prepped at Muscle Shoals (Ala.) High.

Tre’Davious White (5-10, 170, DB)

Shreveport Green Oaks

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen. … Arguably LSU’s most decorated recruit for 2013. … A five-star prospect as the nation’s No. 2 cornerback and No. 9 prospect nationally by 24/7 Sports. … Four-star prospect per ESPN, Rivals and Scout. … Ranked as No. 35 prospect and No. 6 cornerback by Rivals. … Ranked No. 58 in the Scout 300 as the nation’s No. 6 cornerback. … The top-ranked recruit in Louisiana by Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. … Named a U.S. Army All-American during his senior season … Started in the defensive backfield for the West squad at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. … Returned an interception for a touchdown against fellow signee Hayden Rettig. … Returned the opening kickoff 33 yards and added a 19-yard return in the first quarter. … Had one carry for 8 yards for a first down on a fake punt in the fourth quarter. … Added two tackles as he finished with 60 all-purpose yards. … Played primarily as a quarterback during his prep career. … Passed for 593 yards and rushed for 306 yards while accounting for 11 TDs as a senior. … Class 3A All-State selection. … … Cousin of former LSU All-America cornerback Morris Claiborne.

Information from The Advocate research and LSU news releases.