Les Miles is one of the best recruiters in the country. They’re among the top-10 recruiting classes nearly every year, pulling in the No. 2 class for 2014. Still, every season, it seems like the biggest knock on Miles’ Tigers is, “They’re too young.”

This year, it’s looking like that youth is going to be a driving force for LSU. A week ago against Sam Houston, four freshman – Brandon Harris, Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette and Darrel Williams – punched in touchdowns on offense, while Trey Quinn has proved to be a dangerous weapon. On the other side, Sione Teuhema and Davon Godchaux have played like veterans on the defensive line.

There’s more young talent trying to earn more snaps. Jamal Adams is showing he belongs in the talented secondary with his rangy play. Along the defensive line, three redshirt frosh are trying to get up to speed with John Chavis’ defensive game plans. Frank Herron and Greg Gilmore didn’t get on the field in the opener, while Marquedius Bain was suspended against Wisconsin. Getting those three ready to roll would be a boost for LSU’s defensive line and would allow natural end Danielle Hunter to stay on the edge as opposed to moving inside, as he did against Sam Houston State.

As the freshmen gain reps, this team could get even scarier. Road trips to Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M will be hostile environments that the young Tigers haven’t seen yet. Miles sure hopes they’ll be ready.