LSU Football Recruiting: Tigers' National Signing Day Wish List
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So what if it is only January?
Christmas is still 11 months away, but that dosen't mean that LSU head coach Les Miles dosen't have his special list prepared for college football's version of Christmas—National Signing Day.
The big day is fast approaching, and LSU is working on what could be one of the top recruiting classes in the nation when it is all said and done.
But who would make this class go from good to great?
Let's take a look at five prospects who appear on the top of Miles' National Signing Day wish list—Bleacher Report-style!
Full Robert Nkemdiche Scouting Report
The nation's No.1 player is on the top of every team's list, but, fortunately for Les Miles, his team has a legitimate chance at landing the stud defensive end.
The way things stand right now, LSU, Ole Miss and Florida are in the race.
A source told The Times-Picayune that Nkemdiche has a slight lean towards Ole Miss, but keep in mind that both of LSU's starting defensive ends, Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery, left early for the NFL draft. Nkemdiche is talented enough to come in and start for the Tigers from day one, which has to be a great recruiting tool for Les Miles in this race.
Landing Nkemdiche would be a dream come true for Miles and the LSU football program.
That dream could soon turn into a reality.
Rueben Foster is probably the hardest recruit to figure out.
The talented 5-star linebacker has verbally committed to both Auburn and Alabama, before backing out of both of them.
Those two schools are still in the running for him, along with LSU, Georgia and Washington, according to 247Sports.
It's tough to say who has the edge here in Foster's recruitment. He's originally from Georgia, played his high school football in Alabama, and has met personally with LSU defensive coordinator, John Chavis.
LSU likely has some catching up to do as Auburn and Georgia appear to be the early favorites, but don't put it past Les Miles to make a late push for this stud linebacker.
Tahaan Goodman is another guy who still has a wide open recruitment and could go any which way.
Goodman is the No. 4-ranked safety prospect in the nation, according to rivals.com. The 6'2", 185-pound defensive back played his high school ball in California, which has many people believing he will ultimately side with either UCLA or USC.
Les Miles and the LSU coaching staff have been hot on Goodman's trail and a visit will certainly help their chances.
If Miles had his wish, Goodman would head to Baton Rouge and give the Tigers' another dominant defensive back in that secondary.
Update: Tahaan Goodman has committed to UCLA, according to 247Sports.
Priest Willis is a guy who has seen his stock rise throughout the past couple of months, and from the looks of it, LSU has a great chance of landing him.
Willis is a 4-star defensive back and the No. 56 prospect in the nation, according to rivals.com. He has a large and impressive offer list, but it looks like the favorites are LSU and UCLA, with Arizona State in third, according to The Advocate.
With the early departure of Tharold Simon, there will be plenty of opportunity for early playing time if Willis decides to head to Baton Rouge.
Ultimately, I think Willis does just that.
Merry Christmas Les Miles.
You don't hear about Eddie Jackson as much as the first four prospects on this list. But make no doubt about it, he has a ton of talent and is certainly near the top of Les Miles' 2013 signing day wish list.
Rivals.com ranks Jackson as a 3-star wide receiver prospect, but Jackson features an offer list that is beyond impressive.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Tennesse and LSU are all going hard after Jackson, but LSU could have a slight edge at this point. He is visiting Baton Rouge on Friday.
Landing a big-play wide receiver like Jackson would only help this developing passing attack.
This is another one that Les Miles is able to get in that LSU purple and gold.