Published January 2, 2014 - 9:30amNEW: Follow on facebook -
The day is here, LSU fans–the day your beloved Tigers may jump Alabama into the No. 1 spot in the team recruiting ranking. After today’s Under Armour All-America Game–if everything goes perfectly for LSU and not-so-perfectly for ‘Bama–the Tigers may jump Alabama.
LSU targets picking today?: Leonard Fournette, Speedy Noil, Jamal Adams, Tony Brown and Gerald Willis–just call them the Fantastic Five. They may actually set a trend in how programs use these national all-star games, as the buzz that comes from today’s announcements on live TV–during bowl season when many people are still off work and watching football–could be enough to fuel LSU’s fans until spring practice, if not the fall.
All five players are rated five-star prospects.
Who are we kidding? Some of them probably silently committed to the LSU coaching staff weeks or even months ago, but held the public announcement so they could make a splash today. The college program gets a whole lot more buzz out of a live televised announcement than when a kid announces his school choice on Twitter at 11:34 p.m., you know?
The game will be broadcast live today at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN. It will be played in St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field.
NOTE: All rankings mentioned refer to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.
Here’s a look at the seven players set to announce their school choice at the Under Armour Game today, and their likely destinations:
|Jamal Adams||DB||Carrollton, TX||6’0″||200||LSU||Florida|
|Tony Brown||DB||Beaumont, TX||6’0″||190||LSU||Bama|
|Leonard Fournette||RB||New Orleans, LA||6’1″||225||LSU||Bama|
|Speedy Noil||WR||New Orleans, LA||5’11″||175||LSU||Texas A&M|
|Travis Rudolph||WR||West Palm Beach, FL||6’1″||185||FSU||Bama|
|Jalen Tabor||DB||Washington, D.C.||6’1″||185||Bama||Arizona|
|Gerald Willis||DT||New Orleans, LA||6’3″||275||LSU||Texas A&M|