8 2015 Recruits Who Could Join 5-Star CB Kevin Toliver II at LSU
Kevin Toliver II is a 5-star cornerback who is committed to LSU. The 6'2", 185-pounder is an instinctive cover man who has great athleticism and quickness.
With Toliver being one of the premier prospects in the 2015 class, many other elite recruits will want to play with him in college. LSU is certainly going to build its recruiting class around Toliver, who surely will attract several top-notch players to join him in Baton Rouge.
LSU has already received pledges from 5-star offensive tackle Maea Teuhema and 4-star running back Nick Brossette, so the "Toliver Effect" is already working. Here are a few other top recruits who could follow suit.
Carlos Strickland, WR
A 4-star receiver from Dallas, Carlos Strickland is on pace to develop into a big-time playmaker. At 6'5" and 194 pounds, Strickland already has the size of a junior college receiver.
He shows solid quickness to release off the line, plus he can work his way through jams with strength. Strickland has good speed to get to the third level, and he has a large catch radius.
LSU is in the mix, but Cal is the current leader for him, per 247Sports.
Xavier Lewis, CB
A former LSU pledge, 4-star cornerback Xavier Lewis is now back on the market. However, don't expect the Tigers to give up on him just yet.
Lewis is a 6'0", 175-pound cornerback from Louisiana who is competitive and tough. Lewis can sit at the line of scrimmage and press a receiver hard with strength, and he is rarely out-muscled for balls.
Clemson is LSU's biggest threat, according to 247Sports.
Shawn Burgess-Becker, DB/ATH
Shawn Burgess-Becker is a 4-star prospect with natural ball skills. Whether it be at receiver or defensive back, Burgess-Becker will make a lot of plays in college.
The Florida native is a 6'1", 185-pounder who has solid speed and instincts. Burgess-Becker can work in the box as a strong safety due to his ability to light up ball-carriers. However, he has the quickness to detach from coverage and consistently get open as a receiver.
LSU, Miami, Alabama, Florida and Florida State are all in the mix, according to 247Sports.
Drew Richmond, OT
Hailing from Memphis, Drew Richmond is a 4-star offensive tackle who still has some maturing to do as a player.
The 6'6", 315-pounder is a raw blocker who needs to refine his technique. However, Richmond has good agility and quickness, plus he can mirror and slide well as a pass-protector. With his high ceiling, he could develop into a fantastic player if he takes well to college coaching.
LSU is one of 11 schools in the hunt, says 247Sports.
Derrius Guice, RB
At 5'10" and 195 pounds, Derrius Guice is a hard-running 4-star running back from Baton Rouge. He has good quickness to slash through creases, plus he can challenge defenders with strength at the point of attack.
Guice may not have big-back size, but he runs bigger than many think. He has deceptive tackle-breaking ability, plus he isn't the slowest running back in the country.
LSU is way out in front of several others, per 247Sports.
Tyron Johnson, WR
Tyron Johnson is a 4-star receiver from New Orleans who has good quickness and speed. He can shoot off the line of scrimmage to get on top of cornerbacks, plus he separates well at junctions.
Johnson, who is 6'1" and 191 pounds, has solid hands and ball skills. LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M are his main suitors, according to 247Sports.
Tarvarus McFadden, DB
LSU has a reputation for producing great defensive backs, and Tarvarus McFadden has what it takes to keep the trend going.
The Florida native is a 6'3", 198-pound defensive back who can play cornerback and both safety positions. McFadden has great speed, plus he displays impressive short-area quickness for his size. His ball skills and vision are also major assets to his game.
LSU leads, says 247Sports, but the 5-star prospect will have a ton of suitors before it's all said and done.
Terry Beckner Jr., DE
The Tigers are also known for having talented defensive linemen, which could be a main draw for 5-star defensive end Terry Beckner Jr.
At 6'4" and 268 pounds, Beckner has solid first-step quickness to crash off the edge. He possesses heavy hands and a fierce punch to jolt blockers at the point of attack, as well as the strength to anchor and shed versus running plays.
Beckner is raw with his technique, but he has a high ceiling. LSU and USC are his top schools, per 247Sports, but many programs will be after him through national signing day.
Mike Matya of HuskerOnline.com (subscription required) wrote on Feb. 20, "The academic and athletic aspects of a college will be equally important to him as it comes to his college decision."
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