Ohio State, LSU Set To Bring In Top Classes
Both Buckeyes and Tigers going after some of nation's top players
Jan. 5, 2008
By Tom Lemming
Special to CSTV.com
Tom is CSTV's college football recruiting analyst, and writes for CSTV.com regularly. E-mail here!
The Buckeyes' incoming class is fantastic. In-state they're always outstanding and they're bringing in a great offensive line group that could be enhanced if they land Josh Jenkins, who was considering West Virginia.
They're in on Terrelle Pryor and if they got the No. 1 player in the country, that would make this class special. They're in on defensive end Nick Perry who might wind up at Michigan, who just happens to be the best player in
Jim Tressel has to rank as one of the five best recruiters in the country. He's got a good state to work, but his connections are superior to anybody else's. He's a good guy, like Pete Carroll - the best recruiter in the country - and kids like him. And to me, when you're a recruit, that means everything. He's liked by the parents and he has a great coaching track record. He's won a national title, played for one last year and he's doing it again this year.
Offensive linemen Mike Adams and Mike Brewster are two of the top recruits
LSU can just mail it in when it comes to recruiting because they get everybody they want in
Nobody else is going to take players away from them; LSU is the only sheriff in town and if you can keep away schools like
Les Miles is an aggressive recruiter who knows what he wants. He knows how to recruit the
But LSU, as of right now, is not a finished product. One of the big guys LSU is still after is WR Julio Jones, one of the great players in the country. They're after some of the big names in the South and in the end their class could wind up anywhere from No. 1 to 10. They'll be Top 10; it's almost a forgone conclusion. All they have to do is land half of the guys they're after.
But the Tigers have to get Julio Jones.
Chris Tolliver is another big catch for LSU. Chase Clement and Matt Branch are very good gets. Jason Jefferson could be one of their top guys after he had a breakout year playing quarterback in