Look at the 2005 Signing Class in this light.

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  1. max

    max Founding Member

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    1. RYAN PERRILLOUX
    Ball Park National Player of the Year
    ESPN.com's Top 100 Prospects (1)
    USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year
    Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) National Offensive Player of the Year
    Tom Lemming's Co-Offensive Player of the Year
    ESPN.com's Top 25 Quarterbacks (1)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Quarterbacks (1)
    Rivals.com Top Dual-Threat Quarterbacks (1)
    EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback
    Parade All-American
    U.S. Army All-American
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    2. AL JONES
    Rivals.com Top Weakside Defensive Ends (2)
    Scout.com Top Defensive Ends (6)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Defensive Ends (7)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 Prospects (58)
    Rivals.com Top 100 of 2005 (61)
    Scout.com Hot 100 (73)
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    3. RICKY JEAN-FRANCOIS
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Defensive Ends (3)
    Rivals.com Top Strongside Defensive Ends (3)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 Prospects (30)
    Rivals.com Top 100 for 2005 (59)
    CaliFlorida Bowl Participant
    Riddell Footwear All-American Football Team
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    4. BRANDON LAFELL
    ESPN.com's Top 25 Wide Receivers (5)
    ESPN.com's Top 100 Prospects (40)
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    5. R.J. JACKSON
    ESPN.com's Top 25 Tailbacks (10)
    Scout.com Top Running Backs (10)
    ESPN.com's Top 100 Prospects (43)
    Scout.com Hot 100 (66)
    Houston Touchdown Club's Ironman Award
    U.S. Army All-American
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    6. DARRY BECKWITH
    ESPN.com's Top 25 Outside Linebackers (9)
    Rivals.com Top Outside Linebackers (9)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 Prospects (107)
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    7. ANTONIO ROBINSON
    Rivals.com Top Running Backs (11)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Running Backs (14)
    Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 Prospects (138)
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    8. CIRON BLACK
    Rivals.com Top Offensive Guards (12)
    ESPN.com's Top 25 Offensive Tackles (14)
    Tom Lemming's 2004 All-American Team

    9. STEVEN KORTE
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Fullbacks (4)
    Rivals.com Top Fullbacks (4)

    10. MAX HOLMES
    Rivals.com Top Offensive Centers (4)

    11. CHRIS HAWKINS
    Rivals.com Top Safeties (9)

    12. KYLE ANDERSON
    Collegefootballnews.com Top Tight Ends (11)

    13. LYLE HITT
    Rivals.com Top Defensive Tackles (27)

    14. HARRY COLEMAN
    Rivals.com Top Outside Linebackers (36)
    4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash

    15. TRINDON HOLLIDAY
    Three-time 2A All-State return specialist
    Two-time 2A All-State running back
    2A Offensive MVP as a junior
    4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash


    I took this from the raw data on the lsusports.net site. I took just the most flattering rankings on each player. Pretty impressive when you look at the class like this.
     
  2. LSUGOLFER

    LSUGOLFER Founding Member

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    I think the most underrated player here is Beckwith. I got to watch his games and he is unreal. A real solid linebacker, one of the best in the country.
     
  3. foreverlsu

    foreverlsu Founding Member

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    Yeah either him or Brandon Lafell.
     
  4. TN Tiger

    TN Tiger Founding Member

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    Thanks Max. That is an easy way to view the break down on them. Looks good to me!

    :geauxtige
     
  5. Chipeace

    Chipeace Country Roads Tiger

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    To be honest, I didn't realize that RICKY JEAN-FRANCOIS was such a stud!
     
  6. BostonBengal

    BostonBengal Founding Member

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    I look at Jean-Francois and I see a Rickey Jackson, Jevon Kearse or Willie McGinnest-type of player. A "hybrid" DE that has the speed to play OLB in certain formations.

    I think it's safe to say that we've all grown accustomed to having solid defenses here, and this class definately suites us and guarantees us to have even more great defensive years ahead of us.

    Also, we addressed all our needs on the offensive side.
     
  7. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    sounds like a nice pair of bookends for the future!!

    IMO, the DE's are the most important players on a solid D.
     

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