Les Miles loves his incoming recruiting class.
LSU was thin on the depth chart at skill positions this spring. The Tigers lost two players at running back and receiver with eligibility remaining to the draft, which hollowed things out for Miles' offense. To make matters worse, LSU had injuries to running back Terrence Magee and receivers John Diarse, Kevin Spears and Avery Peterson.
But even if the injuries did not happen, Miles has made it clear his need for the 2014 class, via Shea Dixon of Geaux247:
I just think some of those guys are going to get first snaps. They are going to be advantages for us, and we have to use them well. … I think the skill players on offense are going to be a must. And I think the skill players on defense, with safeties stepping in there and being ready to play, I think this recruiting class will hit us just where we need to be hit.
There is little doubt 5-star running back Leonard Fournette and receiver Malachi Dupre will see the field immediately. Fournette and Dupre have the ability to make game-breaking plays as true freshmen.
Quarterback and fellow freshman Brandon Harris posted a video last week on his Instagram account of him throwing passes to Dupre at LSU's facility.