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LSU claims top 2020 recruiting class rank

February 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm

(WWL.com)

LSU now has the number 1 recruiting class for the 2020 season according to 247Sports. That comes on the back of an 11 recruit class that features nine four star commitments and the number one corner in high school. 247Sports writer Shea Dixon says class features seven of the best players from outside of the state to accompany the four high level local recruits…

“Ten of their eleven commitments are ranked inside of the top 300 nationally. This is a class that is already pretty elite at every single stop along the way.”

The four local commitments so far are receiver Kayshon Boutte from New Iberia, defensive tackle Jaquelin Joy from Baton Rouge, quarterback TJ Finley from Ponchatoula, and defensive tackle CamRon Jackson of Haynesville.

The Tigers unseated Saban’s Tide at the top after locking down four star Texas defensive end Alec Bryant. Dixon says it’s still early, but the LSU is certainly making an early statement in the Deep South recruiting arms race…

“For them to be number one right now is a good thing. Alabama is number two and they also have 11 commitments, so kind of comparing the classes straight up, LSU has the edge right now.”

LSU ended the 2019 recruiting season ranked 5th in the nation.

The crown jewel of LSU’s 2020 haul is undoubtedly the number one corner in America, California raised, and Louisiana linked Elias Ricks. Dixon says after locking in Derek Stingley this year, stealing Ricks from the Golden State cements the team’s reputation as the new DBU.

“He is their top ten player in this class, he is the number one corner. If there is one school who is able to do it consistently, it’s LSU. Right now they are lining up to go back to back signing number one corners two years in a row.”

Ricks’ father is a Bayou State native who imparted a love of Purple and Gold on his son from an early age.

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