HOOVER, Ala . — One of the top prospects in Louisiana has refined his list of top five favorite schools after taking part in football camp at LSU this week.
Edna Karr quarterback Speedy Noil, an athlete or wide receiver prospect in college, tweeted this Tuesday: “My new top 5 after LSU camp... (Texas) A&M USC FLORIDA OREGON LSU.”
Being the last school mentioned by a prospect isn’t usually a good thing, but LSU has long been considered a frontrunner for Noil (6-foot, 176 pounds).
According to 24/7 Sports, which ranks Noil as the nation’s top wide receiver prospect and No. 13 nationally, 74 percent of a list of 27 of its recruiting observers pick Noil to choose LSU over Texas A&M (26 percent).
ESPN ranks Noil as its No. 1 athlete prospect and No. 8 nationally. Rivals ranks Noil as its No. 10 wide receiver and No. 75 overall, while Scout has him at No. 90 nationally and its No. 14 wide receiver.
Meanwhile, LSU’s first commitment for the Class of 2015 is already drawing raves.
Kevin Toliver II, a 6-1, 183-pound cornerback from Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, was ranked No. 2 on the 2015 ESPN 300 released Tuesday.
Toliver, who committed in November, is No. 32 on the 24/7 Sports Top 247 for 2015.
“He’s a pretty good player,” said ESPN recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill, who is here covering Southeastern Conference Football Media Days. “The way the game is going, everyone wants cornerbacks who can match up with a big, physical receiver on the perimeter and be able to disrupt things on the line and be good in the red zone.”