LSU head coach Les Miles is looking to put together one of his strongest recruiting classes ever in 2014. The grand finale of the recruiting season will be national signing day on Feb. 5th.
This year's class is critical for the future success of LSU football. Miles knows this, so he even "sub-tweeted" recruits to help the process.
The SEC has never been deeper and as talented, so the Tigers must keep the pace by raking in elite talent. If not, the Tigers could drop back to a pre-Saban lull.
Also, LSU's roster has been drained by the NFL. The Tigers had 17 underclassmen declare for the NFL draft with eligibility remaining in the past two seasons.
LSU currently has the No. 5 overall recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. But LSU has the fewest number of commits currently in the top five schools, which gives the Tigers plenty of wiggle room for more talent.
Note: All stats and rankings via 247 Sports unless otherwise noted.