THE LSU TIGERS INCREDIBLE TOP 10 DEFENSIVE RECRUITS
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
One of The Most Physical Cornerbacks In The Country and Who Always Is “In-Charge” of Covering The #1 Offensive Wide Receiver on The Football Field is This “Super Freak” Elias Ricks (#12), but The Opposing Quarterback Coach Has Always Already Alerted His Quarterback and Receivers of His All-American Status and To-Throw The Football in The Other Direction.
Most All of The Time, Secondaries Always Cover The #1 Wide Receiver, on The Football Field, But They Rarely Look In His Direction. The Fabulous Cornerback Elias Ricks Will Team With Derek Stingley In Protecting The LSU Tigers Secondary For The Next Two Years. This LSU Tigers Cornerback Duo Will Also Be The Very Best in The Country For The Next Two Years.
Elias Ricks Had Over 30 Scholarship Offers, Including LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, San Jose State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Southern Cal, Utah, and Washington.
When The LSU Tigers Got a Verbal Commitment From “5-Star” Tight End Arik Gilbert Out of Marietta High School in Georgia, Under-Rated “4-Star” Edge Rush End B.J. Ojulari Committed Four Days Later and The LSU Tigers Head Coach Ed Orgeron Was Ecstatic To Get Both Fabulous Players.
Super Edge Rush End B.J. Ojulari (In Photo) Is a Really Good Friend of Super Tight End Arik Gilbert, Who Shocked The Recruiting World by Committing-To and Signing-With The LSU Tigers on National Signing Day. Ojulari (6-3, 229, 4.56, 42, 4.36, 126) Had Been Committed to The Tennessee Vols Since August 16, 2018, But He Had Reopened his Recruiting On Sunday after The LSU Tigers 23-20 Victory Over The Auburn Tigers.
Super Freak B.J. Ojulari Was an Under-Rated and Under-Ranked “4-Star Player” as The #51 Overall Player in The Country and #3 Edge Rush Defensive End in The Country in The 2020 Recruiting Class, But He Was An Absolute Nightmare for All of The Opposing Offenses in 2019 and in That 2019 Season, Ojulari Recorded An Incredible 130 Tackles, of Which An Even More Incredible 41 Tackles Were For a Loss, and 19 Quarterback Sacks for The 7A Georgia State Football Championship Team. I’m Sorry Folks, But This Obviously Sounds Like a Clear-Cut “5-Star Rated” Player.
B.J. Ojulari is Already Enrolled in LSU Classes and He Has Already Been Very Impressive Among The LSU Tiger Coaches and Other Members of The Staff. At 6-3 and 229 Pounds, Ojulari is a “Real Total Freak” With His Incredible Measurables In His Testing, Including a 42-Inch Vertical Jump, Which is What Super Wide Receivers and Super Cornerbacks Might Be Able To Record. With This Kind of Quickness and Athletic Ability, Ojulari Will Join His Good Friend, Gilbert at Tight End, on The Opposite Side of The Football, at Edge Rush End in 2020 For The LSU Tigers Football Team .
Also, on His Highlight Film, Ojulari is a Freak, Just Like His Good Friend Gilbert. Gilbert Can Not Be Tackled When He Has The Football and Ojulari Can Not Be Blocked When He is Trying To Make The Tackle.
Ojulari is Another Incredible Player That Should Have Been a “Five-Star” Rating, Because He and Fellow LSU Signee Phillip Webb Are The Very Best Edge Rushing End Prospects in The Country. Ojulari is an Another Early Enrollee and He Will Have a Distinct Early Edge of Starting at Either Edge Rush End or Outside Linebacker. Ojulari is a A Freaky Athlete Who Recorded Huge Numbers at Marietta and Will be at Full-Speed in LSU Spring Training.
After a Couple of Practices In LSU Spring Training, Ojulari Is an Incredible Stand-Out and Coach Orgeron Had Already Placed Some Really Outstanding Expectations on Him. “Ojulari Is a Future All-American Football Player,” Said Coach Orgeron.
“He Is Just so Athletic. Today in Pass Rush Drills, Ojulari Had Two Wins Against The First Team Offensive Team. He Came-Up and Under. He Is Very Strong, Mature, and a Hard-Worker. He Just Has all The Makings of Being a Really Great Rush End and He Is Perfect for Our New 4-3.Defense.”
At The Under Armour All-American Bowl Game, Defensive Tackle Jaquelin Roy (#78) Was One of The Most Impressive Defensive Lineman For The Whole Week in Practice and Then Also in The All-American Bowl Game, as Several Various Recruiting Services Were Very Impressed With Roy, Especially on The First Day of Practice as He Was Really Dominant.
The Baton Rouge University Lab Product, Jaquelin Roy Faxed His Signed National Letter of Intent To Play For The LSU Tigers, on Wednesday Morning of National Signing Day. This Super Freak Defensive Lineman is Ranked 4th or 5th Best Defensive Lineman in The Country and He Ranks as One of The Top Two or Three Top Players in The State of Louisiana.
On His Highlight Film, Roy is Another Unbelievable Super Freak, Who is Rarely Blocked. In Fact, His Incredible Speed and Quickness Might Be The Best in The Country For a 310-Pound Defensive Lineman. On Numerous Plays, Roy Has Already Raced Past The Offensive Lineman That’s Assignment is To-Block Him. There Were Also a Number of Plays That Roy Was Already in The Backfield, Before The Quarterback Could Make The Hand-Off.
Several of The Recruiting Service Guys Have Indicated That Jaquelin Roy Would Make a Great Edge Rush End Even At 310-Pounds and Amazing as It Sounds For a 310-Pounder, Roy Could Definitely Become a Defensive Tackle, a Strong Defensive End, or an Edge Rush End. The Main Thing To Remember and Take into Consideration is That The Two Outside Linebacker and Edge Rush End Super Freaks, B.J. Ojulari and Phillip Webb Are Also Available For The Edge Rush End Position. Also, Do Not Forget That The LSU Tigers Are Moving From a 3-4 Defense To a 4-3 Defense and The Extra Defensive Tackle Will Be Needed in The LSU Tigers Lineup.
Although Roy Can Play any Number of Positions on The Defensive line, It Will Be Difficult To Bet Where He Will End-Up Playing, But We Will Know a Lot More After LSU Spring Training. Always Keep in Mind, However, That It Is Tough to bet Against Where Roy Will Play, But Remember That The Tigers Lost Defensive Linemen Rashard Lawrence and Breiden Fehoko.
Roy (6-4, 310, 4.88, 30, 4.66, 110) Might Have The Quickest Hands and Best Agility of Any Other Defensive Lineman in The Country and His Explosive Quick-Start Off The Snap on The Line-Of-Scrimmage was Unbelievably Really Evident in One of His Football Camps One-On-One Competition, That He Attended, When He Won Several Rounds With Some Various Top-Rated Offensive Linemen.
In One Camp, Clemson Super OT Signee, Walker Parks, Was One of The Most Athletic Offensive Linemen in Attendance and Roy, With His Quick Hands and Advanced Technical Skills Was Highly Impressive Against Him, To All of The Scouts, as He Was Able To Get Past Parks and The Other Offensive Linemen and Into The Backfield Before They Could Get-Out of Their Stance.
Roy Had Over 30 Scholarship Offers, Including LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Colorado, Texas A&M, Texas, Tulane, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, ULL, Houston, LAT, Miami, Miss State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
At One Super Combine, Roy Was Clocked With an Outstanding 4.88 Forty, Another Outstanding 4.66 in The Pro-Shuttle, and a 30-Inch Vertical Jump, But If You Look At His Highlight Film, You Will Be Convinced That He can Run Even Faster Than Those Times. In His Highlight Films, Roy Demonstrates a Super Freaky Speed and Quickness, To Freakishly Get Past The Offensive Linemen In Front of Him and On His Way in Making The Tackle Before The Offensive Lineman Can Get Out of His Stance. Roy Now Has His Sights Set On Playing as an LSU Tigers True Freshman Starter. He Definitely Has NFL Potential and an Early Round 2023 NFL Draft Choice.
The LSU Tigers 2020 Recruiting Class Has Been Getting Better and Better After National Signing Day and Also After The Various Recruiting Services Had Already Pre-Selected Their 2020 Top 25 Recruiting Classes. This Is Not To Say That They Were All Wrong, But The Top 25 Teams, Especially The Top Five Teams, Were Selected Without Some of Their Top Players Included in Them and The Rankings Were Not Included With Them in The Selections.
The LSU Tigers Added Still Another Highly Ranked Super-Star To Their Recruiting Class on Monday Before National Signing Day on Wednesday When Super Middle Linebacker Antoine Sampah (#4) Selected The Tigers Over 30 Other Scholarship Offers, Including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Penn State, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Four of The Greatest Players That Signed With The LSU Tigers Were The #1 Tight End In The Country in Arik Gilbert, The #2 Inside Linebacker In The Country in Antoine Sampah. The #2 Super Edge Rush End B.J. Ojulari and The #1 Edge Rusher in The Country Phillip Webb Were Both Highly Under-Rated By The Various Recruiting Services.
Sampah, From Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, is Another Super Freak, on His Highlight Film, as Virtually Unblocked on Every Play on Every Highlight Play. One of The Most Unbelievable Plays That I Have Seen Was Against Colgan, When He Recorded a Tackle For an Amazing 15-Yard Loss. Sampah Finished His Senior Season With 60 Tackles in Six Games.
Jacobian Guillory, With His LSU Tiger Head Coach Ed Orgeron, Is Not Only One of The Most Talented Defensive Linemen in The Country, In The LSU Tigers 2020 Recruiting Class, But He is Also a National Championship Power-Lifter With Freaky and Insane Strength. Guillory Also Does Much More Than “To-Devour” Would-Be Offensive Lineman Blockers, Trying To-Keep Him From The Quarterback or Running Back.
His Incredible Potential is Awesome And Most Scouts and Coaches Think That Guillory Is Getting Ready For A Huge LSU Tigers Career in Baton Rouge. The LSU Tiger Coaches Have Very High Expectations For All Four LSU Tiger Defensive Tackles, Including 2020 Incoming Recruits; DT Guillory, DT Jaquelin Roy, DT Eric Taylor, and Junior College Super-Star Strong-Side DE Ali Gaye and They All Will See Playing Time in 2020. My Bet is That One or Two of Them Will Become 2020 Starters.
On That One Weekend in 2019, The 2019 USA Power-Lifting High School National Championships Were Held in Alexandria, Louisiana, Bringing-In High School Power-Lifters From All Over The Country To-Compete Against The Best in The Country. And New LSU Tiger Football Player, Jacobian Guillory, Answered The Challenge and Became The 2019 USA National Championship Power-Lifter.
The Alexandria Boy’s Team Captured The 2019 USA National Championship During The Four-Day Competition and Were Led By Their Leader Guillory, Who Squatted an Incredible and Unbelievable Meet-Best 740-Pound Power-Lift. He Missed on His Second Attempt at 780-Pounds, But He Bettered His 700-Pound Power-Lift From Last Year.
Guillory Also Put Together Some Other Mind-Boggling Bests, Including a 370-Pound Bench Press and a 625-Pound Dead-Lift. Guillory is Now a Two-Time USA National Championship Power-Lifter, and is Also a Multi State Champion in The Super Heavyweight Power-Lifting Division. He Is Now a Part of Three National Championships at ASH at Alexandria.
After Defeating The Alabama Crimson Tide In a Convincing 46-41 Game, The LSU Tiger Coaches Were Able To Convince Super Defensive Tackle Jacobian Guillory to Verbally Commit to The Tigers. This Was a Major, Key Recruit For The LSU Tiger Coaching Staff.
The Huge 6-2 and 331-Pound Guillory is Ranked as One of The Top Defensive Tackles in The Country and He is Obviously an “Under-Rated” Defensive Tackle In The Class of 2020. While it Will Never Be Known or Totally Forgotten, But Guillory Attended High School in The LSU Tiger Backyard.
The LSU Tiger Coaches and The Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban Were Always Considered The Two Favorites and Front-Runners For The Services of Defensive Tackle Jacobian Guillory!
The Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban Wanted Jacobian Guillory and He Wanted Him Really Bad. Why Do You Think That Coach Saban Recruited Him Really Hard, and it Was Because He Really Needed Him on His Alabama Crimson Tide Defensive Line, But After Watching The LSU Tiger Have Their Way in Tuscaloosa, it Seemed That Playing For The Team in His Own Backyard Was Simply Too Much To Overcome.
The “Under-Rated” Guillory Was Highly Impressive At The All-American Bowl Game Practices and Also in The All-American Bowl Game In San Antonio. He Was So Impressive, One Of The Various Recruiting Service Did a Great Job of “The Re-Evaluating” and “Re-Rating” of Guillory To A #68 Rated Player In The Country. In The All-American Bowl Game, Guillory Was Not Listed In The Offensive Box-Score, But He Was In The All-American East Offensive Backfield On Almost Every Play, Causing Havoc For The All-American East Team Quarterback. Guillory Led An All-American West Team Defense That Only Allowed 45-Yards Rushing on 21 Carries.
The Muscular Josh White (#33) is a Middle Linebacker From Texas and He Might Just Be The Most Impressive Total Freak Surprise of The LSU Tigers Recruiting Class. This Guy is an Absolute Incredible Middle Linebacker With The Great Speed of a Safety and The Aggressiveness of an Edge Rush End and He Could Play Both Positions.
I Used To Live Next To This Houston Cypress Creek School District and My Son Eric Played Football and Baseball For Klein Oak In The School District Next To This Cypress-Creek School District and I Can Tell You That He Plays in One of The Most Competitive High School Football School Districts in The State of Texas and Maybe The Entire Country. One of The Most Impressive Stats For White Was The Incredible Stats That He Recorded 100-Plus Tackle Seasons in All Three Years on The Cypress-Creek Varsity Football Team.
In His Sophomore Season, White Recorded 119 Tackles, Including 65 Solo Tackles, 2 Forced Fumbles and an Interception. Then, As a Senior, White Recorded Another 132 Tackles, Including 23.5 Tackles For la Loss, and 5.5 Quarterback Sacks In Leading The Cougars to Back-To-Back Regional Finals.
White (6-1, 222, 4.42, 36, 4.22, 122, 25) Ended His Senior Season With a Second Team Selection To The Max Preps All-American Team; Joining Other LSU Tiger Signees Including TE Arik Gilbert, OT Marcus Dumervil, Rush End B.J. Ojulari, and CB Elias Ricks on The Max Preps All-American First Team.
First of All, Josh White is Not a 210-Pound Middle Linebacker and he is Also Not a 4.66 Forty Guy. He Told The Houston Chronicle When He Was Awarded The 2019 Houston Touchdown Club Annual Defensive Player of The Year Award That He Weighed 222 and Could Run a 4.42 Forty. All of The Various Recruiting Services Are Still Getting His Measurables Completely Wrong.
Cypress Creek Head Football Coach Greg McCraig is in His 18th Football Season and Coach McCraig Had Some Really Great Things To Say About His Star Linebacker. “Josh White is A Very Special Player. In Fact, He is The Best Linebacker That I Have Ever Coached in My 23-Year Career,” Says Coach McCraig. “His Character, Work Ethic, Great Leadership, Passion, and Enthusiasm For The Game Have Set a Standard That all Other Linebackers That Play at Cy Creek Will Aim To Match and He Has Been a Joy To Coach.”
The Houston Touchdown Club of Houston Agreed With Coach McCraig as They Named Josh White and Awarded Him With The 2019 Houston Touchdown Club Annual Defensive Player of The Year Award At Their Annual Awards Ceremony.
Josh White Was Named as The 2019 Houston Touchdown Club Annual Defensive Player of The Year Award on December 12, 2019 at The 40th Annual UIL High School Awards Dinner, at The Bayou City Event Center. White Was Also Honored by The Houston Touchdown Club as Part of The 2019 UIL High School Pre-Season and Post-Season All-State Team and His Second District 17-6A Defensive MVP. Another LSU Tiger Signee, Klein Oak Defensive Back and Wide Receiver Dwight McGlothern Also Was Selected To The First Team 6A All-State Team Offense.
“This was a Really Big Honor,” White said. “It Felt Really Good, But I Could Not Have Done it Without My Family and My Teammates.”
The LSU Tiger Coaches Have Compared Josh White To Another Guy With The Same Last Name White and Of Course, That Would Be Middle Linebacker Devin White. The Amazing Thing About Josh White is That On His Highlight Film, HE IS ANOTHER Devin White With Great Speed, Great Feet, Great Quickness, and Great Vision. Then, If You Add Great Leadership, The Tiger Defensive Coaches Have Themselves Another Potential Devin White.
I Watched His Highlight Film Before I Saw His Senior Stats and I Was In-Shock Over All of The Quarterback Sacks and Tackles Behind The Line of Scrimmage that He Made. Then, I Found-Out That He Had Recorded 23.5 Tackles For a Loss, as a Senior Alone.
On His First Highlight Film Play, The Offense Was on Their Own 8-Yard Line and White Blitzed Past The Offensive Linemen and Clobbered The Quarterback, Trying To Run, and Tackled Him For a Safety. Then, on The Next Play, The Offense Was on The Two-Yard Line and He Exploded Past The Offensive Linemen For a Six-Yard Loss. I Could Go-On, But For The Next 13 Plays, Josh White Found The Exposing Gap in The Offensive Line, Crashed it, and Made a Tackle For Another Loss. When Josh White Gets a Great Shot at The Player With The Football, He Will Clobber-Him For The Loss.
Josh White is Also As Great in The Classroom as He Is on The Football Field With a Tremendous 3.4 GPA. Josh is Totally Committed to Academic Excellence as Much or More Than Any Other Student.
Josh White Had Scholarship Offers From LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, FIU, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA, and Texas A&M.
Super Safety Jordan Toles (#9) Was An Incredible Football and Basketball Player For His Baltimore St Francis Academy, Maryland Team Only About Two Months Ago and Now, As an Early LSU Tigers Enrollee, He Already Looks Like He Is Going To Be An Incredible Player For The Tigers in The SEC. Toles (6-3, 202, 4.42, 36, 4.22, 126) Was Rated as The #79 Player in The Country and #5 Safety in The Country From His Baltimore St Francis Team.
The Two-Sport Slam-Dunk Freak Super-Star Athlete Will Play Both Sports For The LSU Tigers. As a Point-Guard, Toles Was Rated a “5-Star” in Basketball. Look for Him To-Make an Immediate Impact In Both Football and Basketball, as He Has Been Identified as A Super-Elite Player In Both Sports.
Toles is Also A Real Super Freak, On His Junior and Senior Highlight Film. On His First Two Junior Highlight Films, Toles Was Incredible. On His First Play, The Quarterback Fumbled The Football in The Air, While Being Tackled and The Athletic Toles Caught The Football and Then Raced 70-Yards Down The Right Sideline For a Touchdown.
Then, On The Second Play, Toles Was About 10-Yards Away From The Wide Receiver After Catching a Pass and Then Fumbling The Football. Toles, Then Raced-Over and Picked-Up The Fumble and Ran About 20-Yards For Another Touchdown, as He Juked Two Defenders, on His Way Into The End-Zone. On The Next Ten Plays, Toles Recorded Numerous Tackles For a Loss and Also At Least Two Touchdown-Saving Tackles From The Opposite Side of The Field.
As a Sophomore, Toles Recorded an Amazing 19 Quarterback Sacks, But The Real Amazing Thing Was That The 19 Sacks Was in Only Six Games and a 3.17 Quarterback Sacks Per Game. Toles Also Participated In The Under Armour All-American Bowl Game, Along With Other LSU Tigers, Including WR Kayshon Boutte, OT Marcus Dumervil, DT Jaquelin Roy, Rush End Phillip Webb, and OT Marlon Martinez.
Another Early LSU Tigers Enrollee On Defense is Looking Really Strong at Strong Safety and Who is a Real Stand-Out in Spring Training To LSU Tigers Head Coach Ed Orgeron. Toles is Already a Back-Up in The Strong Safety Spot, That Is a “Little Thin” Right Now, But One Position That Coach Orgeron Believes Will Be One of The Strongest Positions on The Team, in The Fall.
The LSU Tigers May Not Be Able To-Keep All of Their Great Louisiana In-State Talent in The State of Louisiana, But That Does Not Indicate That Their Recruiting is Struggling. In Fact, To The Contrary, They Are Going To The Surrounding States and Beating The Alabama Crimson Tide, The Georgia Bulldogs, The Texas Longhorn, The Texas A&M Aggies, The Auburn Tigers, The Florida State Seminoles and The Florida Gators For Some of Their Most Incredible and Most Outstanding Talent in Their State.
The Georgia Bulldogs Lost Georgia All-American Tight End Arik Gilbert, Rush End Phillip Webb, Rush End B.J. Ojulari, and Quarterback Max Johnson, To The LSU Tigers; While The Texas Longhorn and The Texas A&M Aggies Lost Texas All-American Running Back Tre Bradford, Linebacker Josh White, and Cornerback Dwight McGlothern To The LSU Tigers; and The Florida Gators and The Florida State Seminoles Lost Florida All-American Cornerback Elias Ricks, OT Marcus Dumevil, and OG Marlon Martinez. And Oh Yeah! The LSU Tigers Went To Alabama and Got Defensive Tackle Eric Taylor (#96) Away From The Alabama Crimson Tide.
This New LSU Tigers Defensive Tackle Eric Taylor (#96) of Hewitt-Trussville High School in Alabama is One of The Biggest Surprises in The LSU Tigers Recruiting Class and He is One of The latest LSU Tigers To-Commit From Within The SEC Enemy Lines of Alabama, Who Has Been Rated By The Various Recruiting Services as a “4-Star” Defensive Lineman.
The Hewitt-Trussville, Alabama Huskies Trio Of DT Eric Taylor (#93), OT Logan Self (#74), and CB Malachi Moore (#14) Received Their 2019 Alabama VS Mississippi All-Star Classic Game Jerseys. Congratulations to These 3 on Representing Alabama in The Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game!
The Huskies Finished Their 2019 Regular Season with a Victory Over The #1 Ranked Thompson High School Team. In That Game, Moore, an Alabama Crimson Tide Commit, Caught The Game-Sealing Interception and Then Recovered The Onside Kick To-Complete The Upset.
Self is Committed to Troy and Was Their Offensive Line Leader That Helped The Huskies Record Almost 459 Total Yards Per Game This Season; While Taylor Was The Under Armour All-American Bowl Game Participant.
One of The Most Interesting and Noteworthy Things About Eric Taylor is That He Eventually Received 28 Scholarship Offers and His Verbal Commitment Came Only a Few Days After He and His Mother Took an Official Visit to The LSU Tigers Campus. He Had Already Taken an Unofficial Visit To Both The LSU Tigers Campus and To The Georgia Tech Campus, While also Attending College Summer Football Camps at Kentucky and Georgia Tech; Plus Junior Day Events at The Alabama Crimson Tide and The Florida State Seminoles.
After Taylor and His Mother Took Their Official Visit to The LSU Tigers Campus, His Decision To Become an LSU Tiger Was Because of The Great Feeling That Both He and His Mother Had Toward The LSU Tigers Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron. With This Great Comfort From His Mother and The Closeness of Trussville, Alabama To The Baton Rouge Campus, It Is Almost a Guarantee That His Mom Will Be at Most All of His Football Games.
“I knew On The First Day of My Official Visit That I Wanted To-Go To LSU,” Said Taylor. “When I was There for The Spring Game, it Really Changed Things and Pushed The LSU Tigers Up on my List, so I knew there was a Chance That I Would Commit During My Official Visit.”
“I got to be around my Future Teammates and To-See How Everything Was. That is what did it for me on Friday. Just seeing how Things Were, Put me in a good place. I Also Have a Great Relationship with Coach “O” Too, and he Played A Big Role in my Decision as well.”
“I Love The LSU Players, The LSU Coaches, The City, The Teaching I Will Get and Getting To Be Around Coach “O” at LSU, Said Eric Taylor.”
“Coach Orgeron Has So Much Energy. He Has Recruited Me So Hard, He Has Been Talking To Me and My Mother and Even My Sister, So He Has Really Made Me Feel Wanted. He is Around The Defensive Line All the Time and I Will Get to See That Energy Every Day.”
Taylor is a Real Beast On His Highlight Film as He Demonstrates That He Already Knows How To Play The Edge Rush End Position and is A Real Super Freak, In Rushing The Passer. On His First Highlight Film, The Offense Was on Their Own 7-Yard Line and as The Quarterback Threw The Football, Taylor Not Only Jumped-Up and Batted The Football-Down, But He Caught The Football and Scored a Touchdown on a 7-Yard Interception.
On His Play #2, He Recorded a 6-Yard Quarterback Sack; On #3, He Made a Tackle For a No-Gain; On #4 Was for a Tackle For a 4-Yard Loss; #5 Went For a 2-Yard Loss; On #6, He Pressured The Quarterback, Running Out of The Pocket and Caused an Interception; and #7 Went For a 5-Yard Loss and #8 Went For an 8-Yard Loss. Taylor Also Finished His Junior Season With 47 Tackles, Including 12 Tackles For a Loss and 3 Quarterback Sacks.
Taylor Selected The LSU Tigers Over Scholarship Offers From Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Kent State, Louisville, Memphis State, Mercer, Miami, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Southern Miss, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Troy, and UAB. This List Also Includes 10 SEC Schools and 10 Other National Power Five Powerhouse Teams.
The LSU Tigers Are Unbelievably Loaded With Potential All-American Defensive Players and They Would Not Recruit a Junior College Strong-Side Defensive End Unless He Was a Junior College All-American Freak. And Guess What! Garden City Community College in Kansas Had Just That Junior College All-American Freak and His Name Was Ali Gaye (#5).
The LSU Tigers Head Coach Along With LSU Tigers Safeties Coach Bill Busch Focused Some of Their Recruiting Skilled Efforts To The Garden City Community College Campus, Where The #1 Junior College Strong-Side Defensive End in The Country, Ali Gaye (6-7, 267, 4.72, 30, 4.62, 116) Was Playing and Coach “O” Offered Him a Scholarship and He Accepted.
One Thing To Keep In Mind, is That Although This Junior College Guy is a Super Freak, He Will Not Be Given Too Much of a Player-Rating by The Various Recruiting Services, Because He is at a Junior College. The Incredible Thing is That He is Considered To Be The #1 Junior College Defensive End in The Country, But The Various Recruiting Services Have Either Not Rated Him With a Player-Rating or a Less Than Accurate 3-Star.
Let Me Be Clear! If a Player is The #1 Junior College Defensive End in The Country, And Being Recruited To a BCS Power Five Conference School, He Deserves a “Five-Star” or Even a “4-Star Player Rating” in Junior College.
The Tigers Received His Verbal Commitment on June 10, 2019 , After Gaye And His Family Spent The Previous Weekend in Baton Rouge On His LSU Tigers Official Visit, Which Gave Him and His Family a Chance To-Visit The LSU Campus. It Also Gave Gaye Some Really Great One-On-One Time With Coach “O” and The LSU Tigers Coaching Staff and To-See How He Would Help Them To Win The National Championship Again. Before Gaye Left The LSU Campus, He Gave The LSU Staff his Verbal Commitment.
“I Know That Coach Orgeron Has Been a Defensive Line Coach,” Gaye said. “The Head Coach Being a part of Defensive Coaching is a Really Big Deal To Me. That Means He Really Spends A Lot of Time Making Sure That Defensive Linemen Learn Their Craft and Produce on The Field.”
Gaye Was Named to The 2019 Junior College All-Jayhawk League First Team, As He Recorded 44 Tackles, Including 1 Quarterback Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, and 2 Blocked Kicks. In High School, Gaye Was a Three-Time All-Wesco 3A/2A South Selection at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Washington. He Moved to The United States from Gambia When He was 12.
While The Career-Path for This Gambia Native Has Been One Far-Less-Traveled, When Compared to The Routes Taken by His Future LSU Tiger Teammates, as They Both Ultimately Will Lead Into The Same Direction.
Another LSU Tiger Signee, Klein Oak Cornerback and Wide Receiver Dwight McGlothern (#2) Also Was Selected To The First Team Texas 6A All-State Team Offense, Along With Middle Linebacker Josh White on Defense. If a Freaky Shutdown-Cornerback is one of The Best Luxury Recruits For a Football Team, Then The LSU Tigers Really “Struck-It-Rich” With The Commitment of Dwight McGlothern To Play For Their SEC Team.
“Dwight McGlothern is a Great Football Player, But He is an Even Greater Young Man,” Said His Klein Oak Head Coach Jason Glenn. “He Does a Lot of Great Things for Our School and Our Community and He Deserves It. Dwight McGlothern is a First Team 6A Texas All-State Player On The Field, But He is Also a First Team All-State Kid Off The Field and He Deserves Everything That He Gets. We Are Going To Really Miss Him,” Glenn said.”
McGlothern Was Only at Klein Oak For One Football Season, But Coach Glenn Said That It Meant a Lot, Because He Brought A Lot of Excitement to The Players on The Sideline and To The Fans.
McGlothern (6-2, 185, 4.37, 38, 4.12, 126) Finished His Senior Season With 66 Pass-Catches For 1,307-Yards and An Incredible 18 Touchdowns and With an 19.8-Yards Per Pass-Catch Average. McGlothern Finished His Career With 2,593-Yards Receiving and 34 Touchdowns. McGlothern Also Was Honored By The Houston Touchdown Club as Part of The 2019 UIL High School Pre-Season All-State Team, as He Again Joined LSU Tiger Signee, Josh White.
McGlothern is a Versatile, Super Athlete Who Can Play on Both Sides of The Football For The LSU Tigers, and He Was Named as The District 15-6A Most Valuable Offensive Player, and Was Also Among The 10 Finalists For The Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of The Year Award, But He Was Heavily Recruited For His Defensive Play at Cornerback.
The LSU Tiger Defensive Secondary Coaches Recruited McGlothern For His Versatility on Defense and They Expect Him, Along With New LSU Tiger Signees Cornerback Elias Ricks and Strong Safety Jordan Toles To Play in 2020 As True Freshman. With His Versatility, McGlothern Has The Potential To Play Either Cornerback or Safety. He Recorded 4 Interceptions as a Senior and He Totaled 15 Career Interceptions in His Three-Year Career.
Before The All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas, Dwight McGlothern Had Trimmed His Final Six College Favorites, Including The Southern Cal Trojans in The Lead Over The LSU Tigers, The Texas Longhorn, The Oregon Ducks, The Georgia Bulldogs, and The Arkansas Razorbacks. Then, In The First Quarter, of The Game, He Announced His College Commitment, Choosing The LSU Tigers Over a Lengthy List of Scholarship Offers Including The Top Six and About 25 Others. McGlothern Then Followed-Up His All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas, With a Trip to Hawaii for The Annual Polynesian All-American Bowl Game.
Although Southern Cal Entered The All-American Bowl Game Week With The Initial Lead, Things Changed From The Trojans When The LSU Defensive Coaching Staff Began To-Push Really Hard For Him To Verbally Commit.
His Scholarship Offers Included LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Miss, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.
THE LSU TIGERS INCREDIBLE OFFENSIVE TOP 20 MEARS RATINGS
PLAYER HT WT Forty VJ Shuttle SBJ Reps MEARS
TE/DE Arik Gilbert. Marietta, GA (6-6, 255, 4.52, 36-5, 4.32, 120) FF 3,300
SLOT Kayshon Boutte, Westgate, LA (6-0, 185, 4.32, 38, 4.12, 128) FF 3,250
RB “Tre” Bradford, Lancaster, TX (5-11, 193, 4.32, 38, 4.02, 128) FF 3,220
CB Elias Ricks, Bradenton IMG, FL (6-2, 192, 4.36, 38, 4.21, 126) FF 3,214
DT Jaquenlin Roy, BR University, LA (6-4, 310, 4.88, 30, 4.66, 110) FF 3,210
EDGE DE B.J. Ojulari, Marietta, GA (6-3, 229, 4.56, 42, 4.32, 126) FF 3,208
DT Jacobian Guillory, Alexandria, LA (6-2, 331, 5.23, 28, 5.05, 110) FF 3,187
QB Max Johnson, Oconee County, GA (6-4, 211, 4.62, 32-5, 4.4, 116) FF 3,166
Rush DE Phillip Webb, Sugar Gill, GA (6-3, 227, 4.52, 36, 4.22, 118) FF 3,166
QB T.J. Finley, Ponchatoula, LA (6-6, 257, 4.72, 32, 4.46, 116) FF 3,164
TE Kole Taylor, Grand Junction, CO (6-7, 232, 4.53, 34, 4.34, 118) FF 3,164
SS Jordan Toles, Balt Academy, MD (6-3, 202, 4.42, 36, 4.22, 126) FF 3,164
SLOT Koy Moore, Rummel, LA (6-2, 172, 4.46, 37, 4.12, 128) FF 3,160
MLB Antoine Sampah, Woodbridge, VA (6-3,230,4.53,34,4.36,116) FF 3,160
OLB Josh White, Hous Cy-Creek, TX (6-1, 222, 4.42, 36, 4.22, 122) FF 3,158
OT Marcus Dumervil, St Thomas, FL (6-5, 305, 5.21, 28-5, 4.91, 112) FF 3,145
S-DE Ali Gaye, Garden City CC, KS (6-7, 267, 4.72, 30, 4.62, 116) FF 3,142
CB Dwight McGlothern, KleinOak, TX (6-2, 185, 4.37, 38, 4.12, 126) FF 3,140
OG Marlon Martinez, St Thomas, FL (6-4, 290, 4.92, 28, 4.69, 116) FF 3,135
DT Eric Taylor, Hewitt-Trussville, AL (6-4, 292, 4.72, 28, 4.53, 114) FF 3,134