A little more than week ago the Tigers were sitting at 11 commitments and very close to picking up a couple of more pledges. However, since Saban announced his decision on Christmas Day the LSU is down to nine verbal commitments and only five of them are solid commits.
Dajleon Farr, the No. 1 tight end
in the country, de-committed from the Tigers the day after Saban's press
conference and three days later he committed to
The nation's seventh rated safety,
Chris Keys (6-2, 205, 4.5) of Stevenson (
"I just got off the phone with
Coach Ball (
Keys will still take an official visit to LSU in the next couple of weeks and there is a chance he could end up signing with the Tigers in February.
Tiger fans will be keeping a close eye on four more committed players over the next few weeks because they all say they are still on board but waiting to see who the new coach is going to be.
"I'm about 80 percent committed to LSU," Jones told Scott Kennedy of Scout.com.
The feeling here is that Jones will end up being a Tiger but he is going to have other options available if he does not like the new coach.
"I'm committed but those are just words," Black said in an interview with Brandon Cavanaugh. "I'm open right now to tell you the truth. Right now with him (Saban) leaving it makes me more skeptical. I'll have to see what coach comes in."
Black has an official visit set up
"He's still committed to LSU," said Kyle's dad, Michael Anderson in an interview with Kennedy. "We'll take a wait and see approach to see who the new coach is. The big factor of course will be what kind of offensive scheme they will run. We hope it really works out for LSU and Kyle."
The schools that are in hot pursuit
of the 6-5, 250-pound tight end are
USC is making a strong run at Kevin Myers and it would not be a shocker if he decided to stay on the West Coast and sign with the Trojans.
The remainder of the class are all
Out of the top recruits LSU is still in the hunt for, things are not too good but they are not that bad either.
The good news is offensive tackle Chris Scott, the 10th rated lineman in the country, has narrowed his list to two and LSU is one of his finalists.
"I'm down to LSU and
More good news is with
"I am not selecting my school on the head coaches," said Harris. "I am making my selection on what school makes me feel more comfortable. You can't count on coaches being at a particular school."
Harris is trying to decide between
"The new coaching situation at LSU doesn't really affect me," he told Allen Wallace of Super Prep. "I just want to see who they're going to bring in after coach (Nick) Saban. They're already a great program with some players there that have established some great bonds with each other. It just comes down to who they're going to bring in."
The nation's top rated center is
Josh McNeil of Collins (
Now for the bad news.
"I think this (Saban) will probably
make it easier for me now," he told Stewart "They were one of my top three but
it's down to two now. I've already visited
Evans is going to be a tough sale and it is unlikely he will sign with the Tigers.
In normal years Saban's decision would not have as great of an affect on recruiting but this year is an exception because of the staff‘s focus on the out-of-state guys.
Look for some of the
One of those players who did not
get much interest is the exciting playmaker Lucas Taylor of Carencro (
"It's too late now,"
As for the latest on Ryan Perrilloux, he is still considering LSU but one has to think the chances are smaller now because of the uncertainty of the staff.
A lot of new recruits are going to
start surfacing in the next week or two so next week I will post an updated list
of the Wish List along with the
LSU Commitments (9)
Kevin Myers OT 6-6, 360, 5.0
Ciron Black OG 6-4, 325, 5.4
Kyle Anderson TE 6-5, 265, 4.75 The
Antonio Robinson RB 6-1, 195, 4.5
Chris Hawkins CB 6-1, 180, 4.5
Steven Korte FB 6-2, 230, 4.6
Al Jones DE 6-3, 240, 4.75
Derry Beckwith LB 6-1, 215, 4.5
Lyle Hitt DT 6-3, 275, 4.9