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Monday, February 05, 2007

Down the stretch they come

Signing day is just a couple of days away and already the karma looks, well, OK for LSU.

There were LSU fans sweating out safety Stephon Francois of East St. John. Francois gave LSU fans plenty of reason to sweat. He apprarently became enamored with Florida State as the Seminoles put a full-court press on him.

But Monday, he committed to LSU. Now Les Miles and his staff have to hope Francois doesn't have a signing day change of heart.

The news wasn't so good in Dallas where Christian Scott committed to the Texas Longhorns over LSU. But let's be realistic here, Scott is going to a school that is a good four to five hours closer to his home. He was going to be something of a long shot for LSU.

There is one other Texas recruit that LSU is sweating - wide receiver Terrance Toliver of Hempstead. This one looked like a pretty good shot for LSU up until the last couple of weeks. But Florida's staff has closed strong and it's up in the air what Toliver will do on Wednesday.

Then there are the remaining in-state prospects.

Safety Chad Jones of Southern Lab is undecided -- at least publicly -- and so is John Curtis running back Joe McKnight.

Get both of those guys and LSU has a class for the ages. Lose both of them and while LSU still has a good recruiting class, the Bayou Bash will be about the ones that got away.


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