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A Quick Look at LSU Recruiting 2009

Christopher WilliamsCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2009

With National Signing Day right around the corner, many LSU fans already feel confident the 2009 signing class will be strong. In theory, when a school wins a national championship, it is not until the following season that recruiting benefits from the success.

Take a look at the unofficial commitments the Tigers will likely sign, and it is not hard to believe, in fact, a program does benefit the year after winning a national championship.

Take a look at the list on, and you will see who LSU can expect to sign on Signing Day.

Michael Ford, RB Leesville, LA 
Josh Downs, DT Bastrop, LA 
Michael Brockers, DE Houston, TX 
Janzen Jackson, CB Lake Charles, LA 
Drayton Calhoun, ATH, Tucker, GA 
Russell Shepard, QB, Houston, TX 
Chris Garrett, QB, Tupelo, MS 
Dexter Pratt, RB, Navasota, TX 
Kevin Minter, LB, Suwanee, GA 
Chris Faulk, OT, Slidell, LA 
Carneal Ainsworth, OG, Baton Rouge, LA 
Stavion Lowe, OT, Brownwood, Texas 
Josh Williford, OT, Dothan, AL 
Chris Davenport, DT, Mansfield, LA 
Derek Helton, P, Fort Scott, KS 
Kenny Bell, WR, Rayville, LA 
Akiem Hicks, DT, Sacramento, CA (JUCO) 
Morris Claiborne, DB, Shreveport, LA 
Dominique Allen, FB, Paris, TN 
Lamin Barrow, LB, Marrero, LA 
Craig Loston, S, Aldine, Texas 

The one name that stands out is Russell Shepard, and many LSU fans think he will have an instant impact. You can keep up with more of LSU’s recruiting by visiting tigerdroppings' recruiting board, which can be found by clicking here.


Besides a few recruits who have already enrolled in LSU (Russell Shepard, for one) and will begin classes in the Spring semester, there is still time for guys to change their mind. You can keep up with each school by visiting the ESPN link that will take you directly to the recruiting page.

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