November 17, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA A detail of a LSU Tigers helmet left on the field following a win over the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day 2014: Grades and Analysis for LSU

The LSU Tigers entered national signing day with the most to gain with five-star wide receiver Malachi Dupre in the running for Les Miles and company along with some much-needed defensive linemen. LSU did not land their longshot targets in Adoree Jackson or Lorenzo Carter but LSU had one of the best signing days when they signed Dupre.

Dupre headlined the day’s commitments when the No. 2 receiver in the 247Sports Composite Rankings said he just couldn’t leave home and donned an LSU hat. Dupre was one of four to commit to LSU today for the class of 2014 joining three-star defensive end Sione Teuhema, three-star defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao and four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine.

LSU finishes with 23 commitments headlined by top overall recruit Leonard Fournette and five-stars Clifton Garrett and Jamal Adams and finish with the No. 2 ranked class according to 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN. You can view the Tiger’s entire class here.

It’s tough to criticize LSU for having the No. 2 class in the nation, but if I am to nitpick here, this class had the potential to be the best in LSU history and challenge for the best of all-time for any program.

Considering LSU was unable to land in-state five-star recruits Speedy Noil, Gerald Willis and Cameron Robinson and they were still able to finish with the No. 2 class is a testament the coaching staff who work for years on some of these kids, and also the talent level of the incoming recruits.

LSU has four five-star recruits, 12 four-stars and seven three-stars in a class that features a nice blend of players who can contribute instantly like Fournette, Dupre and Adams, but also high-upside guys like Garrett Brumfield and Jacory Washington, among others.

This class could be the one that helps LSU win their next national title and for that I have to give them an overall grade of an ‘A’.

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