Running back Leonard Fournette is considered the best prospect in high school football for the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. The standout from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana has been a monster since his career started, rushing for at least 1,700 yards in each of his four high school seasons, including 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.
The first thing that sticks out to you about Fournette is his size. At 6’1 and 226 pounds, Fournette looks like a man against boys at the high school level.
Fournette’s final three were the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers and Texas Longhorns with the the hometown Tigers looking like the heavy favorites and the Longhorns considered nothing more than a long shot.
During Thursday’s Under Armour All-American Game, Fournette announced his intention to sign with the LSU Tigers.
After a rough day that saw the Tigers land just one of the four prospects they had a realistic chance to sign, they landed the bell cow of their class in Fournette.
With Jeremy Hill potentially leaving for the draft and Alfred Blue using up his eligibility, Fournette could be an instant starter.