It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Louisiana, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating offensive linemen the last few years.
Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked offensive lineman coming out of the state of Louisiana is Cameron Robinson–who chose Alabama over LSU this past recruiting season and will be in the Crimson Tide’s colors this fall. But overall, LSU has done very well keeping its offensive line talent home. La’El Collins has an NFL future too.
Here’s a look at the top O-line recruits that came from the state of Louisiana since ’08.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|NO.||ATHLETE||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Cameron Robinson||‘14||Alabama||West Monroe||.9979||One of the nation’s top recruits|
|2.||La’el Collins||‘11||LSU||Baton Rouge||.9976||Has a bright NFL career ahead of him|
|3.||Garrett Brumfield||‘14||LSU||Baton Rouge||.9517||A stud guard recruit for Tigers|
|4.||Greg Robinson||‘11||Auburn||Thibodaux||.9388||Will be selected in 1st round tonight|
|5.||Josh Boutte||‘13||LSU||New Iberia||.9316||Bright future at guard position|
|6.||Chris Faulk||‘09||LSU||Slidell||.9126||Went undrafted but is with Browns|
|7.||Matt Branch||‘08||LSU||Monroe||.9081||Injury-plagued career ended early|
|8.||Will Clapp||‘14||LSU||New Orleans||.9054||Another O-line gem in this yr’s class|