LSU Football: Latest Summer News and Recruiting Updates for Tigers
There aren't many teams that can't wait to get back onto the football field as much as the LSU Tigers.
After starting the season 13-0 and winning the SEC championship, the Tigers fell flat on their face and lost the national championship 21-0. You can bet players, coaches and fans are anxious to get back on the field and get that bad taste out of their mouth.
With the college football regular season right around the corner, there are many things going on as teams prepare for kickoff.
Here is some of the latest recruiting and team news for your 2012 LSU Tigers.
LSU Received Odd-Looking Rings
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As you may have heard, LSU recently received its SEC championship rings. But instead of them honoring a great 13-0 regular season, "No. 2 Nationally" was also added to remind everybody how the season ended.
Some may disagree with the added touch, while some may say it will be a great motivation tactic. Regardless, we will find out soon enough if this will help this year's LSU team finish the job.
The Tigers Will Get a Visit from Jamal Carter
Jamal Carter (4-star safety) is from Miami, Fla. and that is the only school in the country he is familiar with. He grew up a Hurricanes fan, so when he received an offer, it appeared his choice would be obvious. But instead of making the early commitment to his dream school, Carter is planning a few trips first.
“LSU, Ohio State and Florida State – those are the three schools I want to go see,” Carter said (via Scout.com).
Carter is a 6'1", 190-pound player who has the ability to play either safety position or wide receiver. He has great speed, is a hard hitter in the secondary and can make plays with the ball in his hands. (As you can see in the video on special teams.)
Torrodney Prevot Likes LSU
Torrodney Prevot is an undersized defensive end, but he gets off the ball quickly and is one of the best pass rushers this 2013 class has to offer. The 4-star recruit from Houston, Texas has offers from every top program in the country, but he really has his eye on LSU at the moment.
“The legacy they’ve been building is really amazing and even when they’ve lost guys, they always find a way to come together and be a big part of their defense,” he said (via Scout.com).
The Tigers have been really trying to convince Prevot that he can become the next Barkevious Mingo with his pass-rushing skills. Prevot is one of the top defensive ends in this year's class and will take a trip to Baton Rouge soon.
LSU and Alabama Have the Same Odds
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Both Alabama and LSU were so evenly matched last season that they both ended up in the national championship despite already playing in the regular season. Now, with a new year arriving, many still can't seem to pick a side on which team is better.
Popular betting site, Bovada, has recently released its conference championship odds. It has both the Tigers and the Crimson Tide with 11/5 odds to win the SEC.
This season seems to be another toss-up in the toughest conference in college football. And at this point, you can't really go wrong with whichever team you decide to lay your money on.
Rickey Jefferson Is Healthy
Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson recently graduated from the program, but the Tigers may land his brother, Ricky Jefferson, soon enough.
Ricky is listed as a 4-star wide receiver out of Destrehan, La., according to most recruiting sites. He is coming off of an ACL injury he suffered last season, but says that is no longer an issue and he is ready to go.
Everything’s been real good. I’ve been racking up on offers and working hard. Jefferson said. I had a lot of coaches come to visit over the spring. They’re saying I don’t look like I missed a beat from when I got hurt (via ESPN).
Many believe that Jefferson will follow in his brother's footsteps and commit to LSU; however, he says that he will explore his options before making a decision.
“I don’t know about that right now. I’m pretty much still wide open,” Jefferson said. “None of that has been decided. Nobody is in the lead yet.”
Jefferson also has offers on the table from schools such as Florida State, USC, Tennessee and Mississippi, among others.