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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

That's a wrap

Well, at least one good thing came with Bryce Brown's decision to sign with Tennessee -- at least you can put a wrap on the 2009 recruiting class.

Look would it have been a good signing if LSU had gotten Brown? Sure, you always want top-of-the-line talent. But, if LSU learned anything from the Ryan Perrilloux saga, sometimes talent isn't the only consideration.

So looking back on the class -- LSU got the player it needed most in wide receiver Rueben Randle. He is a big-time playmaker at a position where LSU needed help. Quarterback Russell Shepard also was huge a signing. And you can find highly recruited players across the board in this class.

The late misses -- particulary those to Tennessee (Janzen Jackson and Brown) may hurt. But football is unlike basketball in that one or two players generally don't get you over the top the way they do in basketball.

So all in all, it's a class that should get LSU back into college football's elite. It is not a perfect class, but then again few ever are.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows? There may a pleasant surprise like Jacob Hester, a 2 star recruit, hidden in this class.

10:32 AM  

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