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2018 LSU Football Signing Class


One of the top rated players in Louisiana for the Class of 2018 ... Listed as a 4-star prospect from both ESPN and Rivals.com ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 19 wide receiver prospect by 247Sports ... Ranked No. 269 nationally in the ESPN 300 ... First-team 5A All-State as a senior ... District 9-5A Offensive MVP in 2016 and twice named to The New Orleans Advocate All-Metro Team ... For career, caught 115 passes for 2,152 yards and 30 TDs ... As a senior, hauled in 61 passes for 1,011 yards and 15 TDs for state quarterfinalist team ... Participated in the Under Armour All-America game in Orlando ... Won 5A state title in the long jump as a junior ... Coached by Jay Roth.
One of the top defensive backs for the class of 2018 ... Rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and 247Sports ... Listed as the No. 35 player in the country by ESPN and the No. 4 player in Louisiana by 247Sports ... Also the No. 7 safety in the country and No. 83 overall player by 247Sports ... Two-time first team 5A All-State and the twice named to the Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro Team ... Became the first player in Scotlandville history to be selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Named first-team All-District and District 4-5A Co-Defensive MVP for his 2016 junior season ... Also named to all-Metro and Class 5A all-state teams after helping lead Scotlandville to the Division state finals his junior season ... One of just two Louisiana players named to the CBS MaxPreps junior All-American team ... Recorded 113 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions as a senior ... As a junior, had 67 tackles, 12 pass breakups and three interceptions ... Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD as a senior and scored a pair of defensive TDs as a junior ... Helped his team win the 5A state title as a junior and reach the state semifinals as a senior ... Standout basketball player ... Played in the Army All-American Bowl ... Coached by LaVanta Davis.
Tremendous athlete that also excelled as a sprinter on the track team during his prep career … Scheduled to graduate early and enroll at LSU in January … Named co-defensive lineman MVP of his district in 2016 … Racked up 67 tackles, including 16 sacks and another eight tackles for loss as a senior … A four-star prospect based on all major sites … A ESPN Top 300 recruit … Ranked No. 24 in the state of Texas by 247Sports … Selected 13th by 247Sports as one of the top weak-side defensive end recruits … Listed in the 247Sports Top 200 … Helped team to a 9-3 record as a senior in 2017 … Coached by Patrick Williams.
The unanimous No. 1 prospect out of the state of Louisiana … Listed as the No. 2 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as high as No. 10 on the ESPN 300 … Caught 55 passes for 1,250 yards and 15 touchdowns with 22.7 yards per reception during the 2016 season … Sidelined during his senior year due to injury … Set records in the 2016 Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase for receiving yards (233), receiving touchdowns (4) and average yards per reception (38.8) … Participated in The Opening 2017 in Beaverton, Oregon … 2018 Under Armour All-American … Named the 2016-17 Shreveport Times Male Athlete of the Year … Dual sport athlete for most of his high school career where he also played forward for the boys’ basketball team … Uncle is former NFL player Joe Delaney … Coached by Neil May.
Versatile offensive threat that can lineup in the slot or in the backfield … Is a natural with the ball in his hands in either the passing game or the run game … Possesses great vision and elite speed … Three star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Rated as the No. 19 overall played in Alabama according to Rivals and is also listed as the No. 27 running back in the country … 247Sports lists the athlete as Alabama’s No. 21 prospect and the No. 56 overall athlete in the country … Ran for 1,285 yards as a sophomore while splitting carries … Also caught 46 passes, returned five kicks for scores and tallied 17 touchdowns during the 2015 season … Followed his stellar sophomore season with 1,264 yards and 17 TDs as a junior in 2016 … Was limited during his senior season due to injury … Coached by Scott Sharp.
Played on both sides of the ball at offensive tackle and defensive end during his time at Pontotoc High School in Mississippi … A three-star prospect according to 247Sports … Did not allow a sack between his junior and senior seasons … During his senior season, totaled 62 pancakes and led Panotoc High School to an 11-2 record and the 2-4A regional title … Showed off his versatility by playing tackle, guard and center while in high school … Coached in high school by Jeff Carter.
Hard-hitting linebacker that was part of two state title teams during his prep career … Tremendous speed that allows him to makes plays from sideline to sideline … Great range … Rated as a four-star prospect by 247sports and Rivals… Rated as the No. 7 player in the state of Louisiana and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by Rivals… Nominated to participate in the Army All-American Bowl Game… Selected to participate in the 2017 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl… Coached by former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall.
Four-star prospect according to ESPN and three-start prospect by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 40 offensive tackle in the class and the No. 23 overall player in the state of Louisiana by ESPN … The No. 15 player in Louisiana No. 31 offensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports … Coached in high school by Darnell Lee.
Tremendous prospect that starred on both sides of the ball for Ferriday High School … Given three stars from all major recruiting sites … Ranked as high as the No. 33 athlete in the state of Louisiana by Rivals and as the No. 95 best-athlete in the country by ESPN 300 … Played both tight end and defensive end in high school and is listed as a “athlete” among LSU’s signees … Caught 19 passes for 441 yards and eight touchdowns from his tight end position in 2017 … Also rushed for 48 yards and a pair of TDs on eight carries … Defensively, the all-around athlete notched 101 total tackles (69 solo and 32 assisted) with 49 tackles for loss, 10 sacks for a loss of 41 yards, and 21 quarterback hurries ... Also forced four fumbles, recovered three fumbles and blocked one punt … Dual-sport athlete at Ferriday High School where he also played forward for the basketball team … Coached by Stanley Smith.
Rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 offensive line junior college prospect and the No. 6 overall JUCO player … A four-star recruit according to ESPN and Scout.com ranked No. 17 in ESPN’s JUCO Top 50 … Named to the First Team All-Offense for the Northeast Football Conference while at ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Graduate transfer that will join the Tigers for the spring semester … Will have one year of eligibility remaining … One of the top kickers in NCAA Division II football … Named the winner of the 2017 Fred Mitchell Award which is given annually to the top placekicker in FCS, Division II, Division III and NJCAA for excellence on the field and in the community … Led NCAA Division II in field goals (27) and field goal percentage (.931) in 2017 … In 2017, connected on 27-of-29 field goals and made all 67 of extra-point attempts to finish with a school record 148 points … Nailed a career-long 53 yard field goal in 2017 … Helped Assumption College to an 11-3 overall mark and reach the quarterfinals of the Division II playoffs … Kicked three field goals in the 2017 Division II quarterfinal game … Connected on 68-of-84 field goals in his three years at Assumption College … Is the only player in NCAA Division II history to kick six field goals in a game twice … Converted 19-of-29 field goals as in 2016 and was 22-of-26 in 2015 … Kicked a 52-yard field goal for his longest in 2015 and followed that with a long of 49 yards in 2016 … Prepped at Newbury Park High School where he played both football and soccer … Set seven school records in high school … Parents are Kent and Pam Tracy … Has a sister that plays soccer at Monmouth University.
A smooth route runner with sure hands … Doubles as an scoring threat in the return game as well, returning both punts and kickoffs for touchdowns during his career … Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN and is a member of the ESPN300 … Caught 111 passes for 1,960 yards and 27 touchdowns while adding 448 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns in his first three years of high school … Fractured his tibia in the first game of his senior season … Played on both sides of the ball, earning all-district honors at three different positions during his prep career.
The top weakside defensive end prospect in all of junior college this year … Rated as a four star prospect by the junior college recruiting sites … Ranked No. 1 weakside defensive end by 247sports … The No. 1 junior college weakside defensive end and the No. 6 overall prospect on ESPN’s JC 50 … Can play with his hand in the dirt or standing up … Prepped at Bastrop High School … Coached at Bastrop High School by Brad Bradshaw and at Copiah Lincoln by Glenn Davis.
Explosive first step with the ability to shed blockers with tremendous upper body strength … Missed all of senior season with an injury … Still managed to record 17 sacks during career … Expected to graduate early and enroll at LSU in January … Rated as a unanimous four-star prospect… Regarded as the No. 9 player overall in Louisiana by 247sports … Listed as the nation’s No. 21 defensive tackle prospect by ESPN … Nominated to play in the All-America Bowl … Coached by former LSU defensive lineman Byron Dawson.
Possesses great downhill instincts, while having the skill to navigate the gaps to make plays against the run … Scheduled to graduate early and enroll at LSU in January … A four-year starter for Evangel Christian Academy … Led team in tackles as a senior … Helped his team reach the Division I state semifinals in 2017 … Ended his senior campaign with 80 tackles and four sacks, which garnered him a bid to the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … A four-star prospect per 247Sports and Rivals … Three-star recruit by Scout and ESPN … Ranked as the top inside linebacker in the state of Louisiana and No. 6 in the nation by 247Sports … Ranked No. 138 overall by 247Sports … Notched the 46th spot on the 2018 top outside linebacker list by ESPN … Claimed the 24th ranking in the 2018 Louisiana Top-55 list and the No. 240 spot in the 2018 prospect ranking list on Rivals … Earned a spot showcasing his athletic abilities in Nike’s The Opening Finals in Oregon … Coached by former LSU standout Byron Dawson, who played defensive tackle for the Tigers from 1999-2002 … Parents are Michael and Rene Baskerville.
Standout defensive tackle that has made an impact both rushing the quarterback and defending the run … Possesses tremendous technique … Listed as a four-star prospect by ESPN and garnered three stars from 247Sports … Member of the ESPN 300 … Considered one of the top defensive line prospects in Louisiana … Versatile enough to play defensive end at the collegiate level … From same high school as former LSU standout and current Miami Dolphin defensive lineman Davon Godchaux.
The top-rated defensive tackle prospect in Louisiana … Dominated at the prep level … Helped his team to the semifinals of the 2A state playoffs as a senior in 2017 … Four stars from ESPN, Rivals and Scout … Listed as the nation’s No. 18 overall defensive tackle and ranked as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the south region … Ranked No. 193 overall by Scout … Built on his tremendous junior campaign by recording 60 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, six sacks, five quarterback hurries, recovered four fumbles (two for TDs), blocked a field goal and registered an interception as a senior … Had 56 tackles, including 19 for losses, as a junior in 2016 … Added seven sacks in 2016 … Participated in the New Orleans Regional for The Opening in both 2016 and 2017 … Played on both the offensive and defensive lines under Ferriday High School coach Stanley Smith.
Transitioned from offensive line to defensive tackle as a senior and made an immediate impact … Will be a January enrollee at LSU as he continues to develop as a defensive lineman … Possesses the size and strength necessary to play in the heart of the defensive line… Has shown the ability to get off the line of scrimmage quickly and make big hits… A consensus four-star prospect… Before switching to the defensive line, was listed as the No. 1 offensive guard in the state of Texas and No. 6 nationally… Ranked by 247sports as the No. 22 defensive tackle in the nation… Nominated to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl …Selected to participate in the 2017 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl… Coached by Claude Mathis.
One of the nation’s top junior college offensive lineman in 2016 … Rated as a three-star recruit by both 247Sports and Rivals … Attended Northwest Mississippi Community College prior to LSU … Named the 2017 Capital One Academic All-District Football First Team … Named to the 2016-17 MACJC All- Academic Team … 2016-17 NJCAA All-Academic Third Team … Chosen as the MACJC’s Offensive Line MVP for the north division … Started all 22 games of his Northwest career at right guard … The No. 109 overall prospect by 247Sports … The No. 3 offensive guard by 247Sports … Ranked No. 25 on the top recruits out of Mississippi by 247Sports … Coached by Benjy Parker.
A consensus three-star prospect by all major sites … Ranked as high as the No. 34 defensive tackle in the country and No. 62 prospect out of the state of Texas by 247Sports … A top-100 prospect in the region by Scout … A unanimous selection to the 16-6A all-district team for his performance during his senior season … Garnered all-district honors during the 2016 season … Named the District 16-6A Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore … Competed in the 2017 The Opening Regional in Houston.
Explosive wide receiver considered one of the top players in Louisiana … Four stars from ESPN and listed as the No. 11 overall prospect in Louisiana by 247Sports … Tallied 48 receptions for 934 yards and 10 TDs as a junior at Berwick High School … Excelled on the track as well, winning the Louisiana state title in the long jump and triple jump during his prep career, while also finishing second in the state meet in the high jump … Invited to participate in the Offense/Defense All-American Game.
Bruising runner with the speed to turn a corner and outrace defenders, but it also physical enough to run between the tackles … Piled up 764 yards and five touchdowns in nine games as a senior in 2017 … Listed as the ninth-best running back in the nation by recruiting publications … Four-star prospect by both 247sports and ESPN … For career, racked up 2,984 yards on 364 carries, rushing for 28 touchdowns as a four-year letter winner… Coached by James Chaney.
A consensus three-star prospect on 247Sports and ESPN … Ranked as the No. 26 tight end in the nation and top-100 prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports … Finished his senior season with 45 receptions for 607 yards and five touchdowns … Named to his high school area’s All-District Team … Coached in high school by Tim Krause.

LSU Football Signing Day History


Year All-SEC All-Americans NFL Players Highlight Player(s) From Class
2002 3 2 3 Skyler Green, Kyle Williams
2003 6 1 6 Dwayne Bowe, JaMarcus Russell, Matt Flynn
2004 8 5 12 Glenn Dorsey, Jacob Hester
2005 3 0 4 Brandon LaFell
2006 3 0 9 Trindon Holliday
2007 5 3 6 Stevan Ridley, Chad Jones
2008 2 1 3 Patrick Peterson, Brandon Taylor
2009 8 3 11 Barkevious Mingo, Morris Claiborne
2010 4 3 9 Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid
2011 6 2 10 Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry
2012 3 2 11 Kwon Alexander, Deion Jones
2013 4 3 7 Tre'Davious White, Kendell Beckwith
2014 4 2 4 Jamal Adams, Leonard Fournette
2015 3 2 n/a Arden Key, Derrius Guice
2016 2 2 n/a Rashard Lawrence, Devin White
2017 n/a n/a n/a Saahdiq Charles, Grant Delpit
64 31 95

2018 Signing Day Details

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