Rivals shows USC with 2 de-commits

Discussion in 'LSU RECRUITING' started by islstl, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

    Nov 25, 2003
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    Anybody with the info on this?

    They only show 16 commits, it was 18, looks like a 3 star and 4 star player.

    If this is true, LSU will finish 1st ahead of them afterall. I just wonder if this is temporary, much like when rivals pulled off Kuale off out commit list and added him back soon after.

    Herman Johnson commit will put LSU in a virtual tie with USC.
  2. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

    Nov 25, 2003
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    5 recruits are left for LSU to pickup:

    1) Herman Johnson
    2) Tony Bell
    3) Lavelle Hawkins
    4) Jae Thaxton
    5) Calvin Darity

    All are 4 star rated. If LSU picks them all up, LSU's average would top out at 3.76, which is incredible (2nd behind only USC).

    Jay Lucas is no longer being offered a scholarship.

    LSU could end up with 28-29 recruits. They currently have 24 now per rivals.com. This also does not count punter Brady Dalfrey (who will walk on) and TE Jeremey Jones (who will count towards 2005).
  3. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

    Oct 24, 2002
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    We have a grea recruiting class today. This numbers thing with USC feel like the BCS thing and gives me a headache.
  4. mike_v

    mike_v Freshman

    Jan 26, 2004
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    usc decommits

    i saw that that guy Lamar Herron who decommitted and went to oregon st.. he was a superprospect. as far as another, rocky hinds and lawrence miles are not hard commit and there are a couple others as well who might be soft commits

    here is the complete commit list:

    Pos Nat'l
    Rank Nat'l
    Rating Name
    (School) Hometown HT/WT/40 Commit Date Signed
    LOI? Commit School
    WR 2 Fred Davis
    (Rogers HS)
    Toledo, OH 6-4/210/4.50 01/25/2004 USC

    QB 18 Rocky Hinds
    (St Bernard HS)
    Playa Del Rey, CA 6-4/215/4.50 01/18/2004
    Soft Verbal USC

    OL 6 Thomas Herring
    (John C. Fremont HS)
    Los Angeles, CA 6-5.5/290/5.05 01/17/2004 USC

    LB 3 Keith Rivers
    (Lake Mary HS)
    Lake Mary, FL 6-3/220/4.55 01/14/2004 USC

    OL JC Alatini Malu
    (Long Beach)
    Long Beach, CA 6-5/310/- 01/10/2004 USC

    DE 4 Jeff Schweiger
    (Valley Christian Schools)
    San Jose, CA 6-4.5/245/4.60 01/03/2004 USC

    OL JC Taitusi Lutui
    Ephraim, UT 6-5/350/5.10 12/21/2003 USC

    WR 15 Michael Bumpus
    (Culver City Senior HS)
    Culver City, CA 6-0/190/4.50 12/13/2003 USC

    OL 38 Chilo Rachal
    (Dominguez HS)
    Compton, CA 6-5/310/5.10 12/12/2003 USC

    S 51 Josh Pinkard
    (Hueneme HS)
    Oxnard, CA 6-1/195/4.40 12/07/2003 USC

    DE 16 Lawrence Miles
    (La Quinta HS)
    La Quinta, CA 6-2/260/4.80 11/12/2003
    Soft Verbal USC

    LB JC Ryan Powdrell
    Mission Viejo, CA 6-1/235/4.60 11/09/2003 USC

    TE 3 Dale Thompson
    (Santiago HS)
    Garden Grove, CA 6-4/227/4.90 11/04/2003 USC

    OL 1 Jeff Byers
    (Loveland HS)
    Loveland, CO 6-4/280/4.80 10/29/2003 USC

    S JC Scott Ware
    (Santa Rosa)
    Santa Rosa, CA 6-2/220/4.43 10/12/2003 USC

    TE 23 Michael Stuart
    (Westlake HS)
    Westlake Village, CA 6-5/215/4.80 09/22/2003 USC

    TE 18 Jimmy Miller
    (Westlake HS)
    Westlake Village, CA 6-5/230/4.70 08/19/2003 USC
  5. conradj

    conradj Founding Member

    Feb 19, 2003
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    One of those Hawaii players decommitted. Something like Sakele Faettette (too hard to remember how to spell). He wa a 4 star ATH. This is good news if they cant replace him with a player of his caliber. They do still have good players on the board as do we. It should be close now!!!
  6. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

    Sep 24, 2003
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    I'm really not a fan of oversigning, so the fact that we have as many commitments as we already do and we are still looking makes me nervous. I love our class, don't get me wrong, but I'd much rather a class like USC's where there isn't as many people, but each person was of the highest caliber.

    Oh well, I guess it's up to Saban to figure out what he's going to do with everybody if he can't give them all scholarships.
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2002
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    LSU has to be down to 85 scholarships in August. We only lost 18 seniors and 2 juniors, am I right? I just don't see us signing 28 or 29. There will be attrition due to grades and transfers at overloaded positions, but I don't remember ever losing 9 in an off season.

    Plus every scholarship Nick gives over the 25 equals one signee that isn't expected to make grades.
  8. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

    Nov 25, 2003
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    Herman Johnson should put LSU with 5 points of USC.
  9. Globalx39

    Globalx39 Founding Member

    Dec 3, 2003
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    from reading the board on sportsline, rumors are swirling that USC pulled a scholarship from of the two decommits for an injury he's had since before he committed and that there is a lot of unrest with the rest of their recruits b/c of the way USC handled the situation. If they were going to pull his schollie, why not pull it earlier to give him a chance to visit other schools?
  10. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

    Oct 11, 2003
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    This is where Nick Saban and the other coaches come in to the

    They can mold some of those 3 and 4 Star players to the next level to be 4 and 5 Star players.

    With the right attitude and the professional business like approach we would go further than the soldiers of Miami
    or USuck.

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