LSU Gold
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School
IMG Academy

2020 Freshman All-America (FWAA)
2020 Third Team All-America (AP)
2020 Second Team All-SEC (AP)
2020 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)

Impact player who teams with Derek Stingley Jr. to give LSU the nation’s top cornerback tandem … Earned third team All-America honors from the Associated Press as well as being a Freshman All-America selection from the Football Writers Association of America as a true freshman in 2020 … Preseason All-America in 2021 after earning numerous postseason honors a year ago … Looked anything but a true freshman a year ago, starting seven games and leading the Tigers with four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns … Classic cover corner with great ball skills … Has all of the tools necessary to be a dominant player in the SEC … Big and rangy … Has great quickness and the ability to cover receivers one-on-one with no issues … Appeared in all 10 games as a true freshman.

Decorated true freshman who earned third team AP All-America honors in 2020 … Freshman All-America by the FWAA, second team All-SEC (AP) and Freshmen All-SEC (Coaches) in 2020 … Played in 10 games, starting seven times … Recorded 20 tackles and ranked among the leaders in the SEC with four interceptions for 113 yards … Added five pass breakups for a total of nine passes defended … Returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter against Florida that put the Tigers up 14-7 … Returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in win over South Carolina … Intercepted passes in first two college games – season-opener against Mississippi State and the following week at Vanderbilt … Had season-best four tackles against Mississippi State and Alabama … Also broke up two passes against the Crimson Tide …

One of the top nation’s top prep prospects for the Class of 2020 … Played senior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida after transferring from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. … Ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports, MaxPreps and Rivals … Listed as a five-star cornerback by 247Sports and by Rivals … Rated a four-star cornerback and ranked No. 29 in the ESPN 300 … Played in 10 games as a senior, tallying 14 solo tackles and three interceptions… Ranked the No. 1 cornerback out of Florida by 247Sports, MaxPreps and Rivals… Won back-to-back national championships at Mater Dei High School … All-USA First Team Defensive Player in 2018 … Enrolled at LSU in January of 2020.

Eli Ricks’ Career Highs
Tackles: 4, 2x. (Last: vs. Alabama, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. South Carolina, 2020
Interceptions: 1, 4x (Last: at Florida, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Interception Return Yards: 68 at Florida, 2020
Interception Return TD: 1, 2x (Last: at Florida, 2020; First: vs. South Carolina, 2020)
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Alabama, 2020

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