The LSU staff still wants a couple of running backs for the
2010 class. It appears that they also want to land another athlete or two that
could try their hand at receiver.
But what about on the defensive side, what prospects out
there have the attention of a Tiger staff that has limited spots to fill in
what should finish as one of the nation’s top ranked classes once more?
California’s Cassius Marsh, a four-star defensive tackle, is
one name to watch. The Oaks Christian High standout visited Baton Rouge for the
Florida game, and he returned home to name USC and LSU his final two schools.
His decision is set to happen in the next couple of weeks.
Beyond that, on the opposite coast, a decision will be
handed down from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s David Perry.
Right now, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound three-star defensive end
said that he is unsure of a timeline.
“It could be a long time before I step up and decide, but
then again it could happen in a week. I guess I will just know when the time is
With offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State,
LSU, Miami and others, the University School of Nova Sout prospect said that
the staffs from two universities have hit the trail hard and helped move him
towards a final pair.
“Miami and LSU are the schools I really like at this point,”
Perry said. “Miami is just doing it, and I was able to go see LSU over the
summer and I liked it a lot, and they have showed me love ever since. Florida
State and Alabama are up there, also; but right now I am looking hard at Miami
Perry camped at Florida over the summer and drew good
reviews, but the Gator board has since filled up fast. The other school that
Perry visited was LSU, where he struck up a relationship with recruiting
coordinator Don Yanowsky that has lasted into the fall.
“Just last Friday, coach Yanowsky came all the way down here
to see me play,” he said. “He told me he would come, and sure enough there he
was. I tried to show out that night, so that he would see me play well. He later
told me that he liked what he saw, and that made me feel good about things.”
Yet, where do the Tigers stand in a race that has no current
timeline and features a battle with the fast-rising Hurricane program?
“While Miami is in a good spot, LSU definitely has the
chance because of how hard they stayed on me,” Perry said. “The LSU coaches
want me to come in and start trying to make an impact at defensive end, and
that is what I like to hear.
“I see big chances at both schools,” he added. “I know Miami
is going to stay on me, and if LSU does as well, it is going to be a tough
Perry, who has helped his team to a 4-3 record with around
45 tackles and 10 sacks, reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 890 SAT.
With limited room, followers of LSU recruiting have argued for months as to whom the final spots for 2010 would be filled by. One out-of-state name to keep an eye on is Florida defensive end David Perry.