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Notebook: Heating up in New Orleans
243 0 0 253It was an unseasonably cool weekend in New Orleans, but the football action and recruiting news was as hot as ever. From McDonogh 35 to Rummel and St. Augustine, to long time rivals Holy Cross and Jesuit, there were big-time players on the field and big recruiting news off of it.Sticking togetherStephon TaylorNew Orleans McDonogh 35 defenders Sci Martin (three-star defensive end) and Stephon Taylor (three-star defensive tackle) both have top 10s.
Martin's top 10, in no order, was Louisiana Tech, Miami, N.C. State, Oregon, Texas, Utah, LSU, Oklahoma, TCU and Mississippi State.
Taylor's list, also in no order, included Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ole Miss, Miami, Nebraska, TCU, Auburn and Texas.
Taylor did admit TCU, LSU, and Florida State did standout among his top group, while Martin has Missouri making a strong push from outside of his top 10.
Neither knows when they want to make their final decision right now. Both know they are not ready to commit right now and are waiting until they are 100-percent sure of their choice.
There are a few things they do know for sure right now. First, they will take the majority of their official visits after the season. Second, they will take an official visit to TCU together. Third, there is a good chance the two end up playing college football together. In fact, Taylor put the chances of them sticking together on the college at about 85 to 90-percent.
There is no doubt the two are close off the field and form a powerful combination on it.
"We dominate," Taylor said. "He's a great pass rusher. I'm a run stopper. We do it all."
Change in plansKristian FultonMetairie (La.) Rummel Rivals100 cornerback Kristian Fulton planned to make a preseason decision, but after taking a few unofficial visits towards the end of the summer, he decided he was not ready.
He admits he came close to making a decision, but now he is focused on the season.
"Right now, to be honest, I really haven't been thinking about the recruiting process with the season starting," Fulton said. "My plan was to commit before the season and get it out of the way. I really want to focus on the season and winning everything. It's my last year so I wanted to go out with a bang so I put the whole recruiting process on hold right now."
He does not have any official visits scheduled and he will likely have to wait to take them after the season since Rummel plays four of its last five games of the regular season on Saturday.
Florida, Miami, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Arkansas are a few schools he mentioned as visit possibilities. He plans to take all of his official visits to out-of-state programs, so he does not currently plan to take an official visit to LSU, who he has unofficially visited several times already.
Committed but lookingKyle MeyersNew Orleans Holy Cross four-star cornerback Kyle Meyers committed to Florida State after seeing a huge recruiting surge in the summer.
"Florida State is a traditional college," Meyers said. "It's one of the best colleges in the country. Great coaching staff, nice area, nice people around the campus. I felt at home there going up and visiting there and talking to the coaches and my family and friends who have been up there. It just felt like home and it felt like the right place for me."
Shortly after his commitment to Florida State the LSU Tigers extended an offer. LSU continues to pursue along with the Ole Miss Rebels. He plans to take an official visit to Ole Miss the weekend of Nov. 20, and will take his official visit to Florida State in December. He will take an unofficial visit to Florida State during the season and he does not know if he will visit LSU.
As for his commitment, he feels strong about his choice.
"I'm a solid commit, but I don't doubt the other schools," Meyers said. "I go through the process, talk to them, and enjoy it.. But yes, I'm 100-percent committed. "
New Orleans McDonogh 35 three-star athlete Clifford Chattman also feels pretty strong about his decision. When he received his scholarship offer from LSU in February he knew he wanted to call and commit. So he did, and he has been committed to LSU ever since. However, he is also keeping a look at his options.
"I'm feeling great about LSU, but my recruitment is still open to a lot of people and people are still showing me love," Chattman said.
Oklahoma and TCU are the main schools currently showing interest.
He may take visits to other schools, but he does not know when and where at this time.
Underclassmen grabbing offersNew Orleans (La.) McDonogh 35 2017 three-star safety Brad Stewart already has several scholarship offers with Colorado recently adding its name to his growing list.
He is not ready to declare any leaders at this early point in the recruiting process, and he has already learned some valuable lessons from his teammates who have gone and are currently going through the recruiting process.
"Really they just tell me to soak it all up," Stewart said. "Let them recruit, let them come hard, show love, and go to games."
He has already visited LSU this fall, and he would like to take unofficial visits to Mississippi State and Florida during the season. He mentioned Tennessee, Colorado, Mississippi State and Florida as schools he would like to visit during the summer months.
More NotablesPatrick Queen Livonia (La.) 2017 Rivals250 athlete Patrick Queen holds scholarship offers from Tulane, Louisiana Tech, South Florida and McNeese State, and he has already taken unofficial visits to LSU and Louisiana Tech. He says he will probably return to LSU this season.
Marrero (La.) Archbishop Shaw three-star running back Trey Ragas has narrowed his list to Utah, Kansas, Colorado State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss. He plans to make his decision to make his decision in October.
New Orleans Holy Cross 2016 inside linebacker Jacques Boudreaux is currently committed to Louisiana-Lafayette, but interest has come from Kansas State, Minnesota and Oklahoma have recently stepped up their interest. He was all over the field for Holy Cross and helped lead a goal line stand to secure the Tigers 28-21 double overtime win over Jesuit on Friday night.
Livonia (La.) athlete Ceejay Powell is small in stature but he has a big game. He spends his time at quarterback for Livonia, but he is also a standout receiver and cornerback at 5-foot-8, 165-pounds. He currently holds offers from Grambling, McNeese and Nicholls, while Louisiana Tech is showing interest.
The 2019 class is already making some noise in Louisiana, and two members of that class stood out over the weekend. New Orleans Holy Cross starting quarterback Chandler Fields has some growing to do at 5-foot-9, 175-pounds, but he showed some great poise and polish. He also throws with zip and accuracy on the run and from the pocket. Amite (La.) defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher is more of an imposing figure at 6-foot-3 and 305-pounds. Both had their freshmen moments and have some work to do as they develop, but both are also already earning attention from college coaches.- See more at: https://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1810232#sthash.Rz1Qg1Gs.dpuf
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LSUDad added a topic in The Tigalaya PotGuest Captains For The Eastern Michigan Game, Plus NotesGuest Captains Presentation - Zach Mettenberger, David Browndyke, Al Jackson, Tracy Porter.
LSU Takes Undefeated Mark Into October For 7th Time Under Miles
LSU goes into the month of October undefeated for the seventh time in 11 years under Les Miles. The Tigers are 3-0 overall following last week's 34-24 win over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. LSU has won the first game during the month of October in four of the six years that the Tigers took and undefeated mark into that month. LSU is 26-10 in October games under Miles, which includes a 17-2 record in Tiger Stadium. LSU has won 11 straight October games in Tiger Stadium, a streak that dates back to 2009 when the Tigers beat Auburn, 31-10. LSU's last October home loss came to No. 1 Florida, 13-3, in 2009.
LSU Owns FBS Record for Consecutive Non-Conference Regular Season Wins With 50
LSU will look to run its streak of consecutive non-conference regular season wins to 51 straight when the Tigers host Eastern Michigan on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. LSU won its 50th consecutive non-conference regular season contest last week with a 34-24 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. The Tigers broke the FBS record for consecutive non-conference regular season wins in 2012, surpassing the mark of Kansas State who claimed 39 straight from 1993-2003. The Tigers haven't lost a non-conference regular season game since falling at Virginia Tech, 26-8, in the 2002 season opener in Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 1. Les Miles has accounted for 40 of the 50 wins during the streak, and he is 40-0 all-time in non-conference regular season games in his 10 previous seasons at LSU. Former coach Nick Saban accounted for the 10 other victories from 2002-04. Under Miles, the Tigers have outscored non-conference regular season opponents a combined 2,022-580. Here is a look at the top four in FBS all-time consecutive non-conference regular season wins:
Team Years Win Streak
1. LSU 2002-present 50
2. Kansas State 1993-2003 39
3. Miami 1985-88 36
4. Wisconsin 2003-2013 35
LSU is 46-3 Overall in Non-Conference Games Under Les Miles
LSU brings a 46-3 record in non-conference games into the game against Eastern Michigan. LSU's only three non-conference losses under Les Miles came against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl to end the 2009 season, Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, 2012 and Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, 2014. Of the 46 wins under Miles against non-conference opponents, 13 have come against Top 25 teams, 38 have come by double-digits and LSU has scored 40 or more points in 27 of the 49 games.
LSU-Eastern Michigan Ties
Former LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper served as head coach at Eastern Michigan for two years (1993-94), going 9-13 overall … Cooper coached under Les Miles at LSU from 2009-11 … Former LSU backup QB Rob Bolden played his final season of college football at EMU last year … Bolden graduated from LSU in the summer of 2014 and transferred to EMU that August … He played in six games with three starts for the Eagles last season, throwing for 399 yards and 4 TDs and rushing for another 84 yards.
LSU Leads League, Ranks 7th Nationally in Rushing
LSU continues to lead the SEC in rushing yards, averaging 315.0 a contest. LSU is the only team in the SEC averaging over 300 yards rushing a game as the Tigers are averaging some 65 yards more than Georgia. The Tigers are also No. 7 nationally in rushing. Baylor leads the nation in rushing with 379.7 yards per game.
Leonard Fournette On A Sophomore Campaign Surge
Sophomore running back Leonard Fournette wasted no time building upon a successful freshman season by turning in dominant performances so far in second year. Already named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times, Fournette earned Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week status after his performance against Auburn. Through three games this season, Fournette has rushed for 631 yards and eight touchdowns. The following is a list of the some of the records and notes Fournette has already accomplished this season:
Fournette ranks No. 1 in the nation in rushing yards per game (210.3)
Fournette ranks No. 1 in the SEC and No. 2 nationally in scoring (16.0).
Fournette ranks No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 nationally in rushing yards (631) and rushing yards per carry (8.64).
Fournette ranks No. 1 in the SEC and No. 4 nationally in all-purpose yards at 215.7 per game.
With 228 rushing yards vs. Auburn and 244 at Syracuse, Fournette became the first LSU player in history to have consecutive 200-plus yard rushing games.
Fournette's career-high 244 rushing yards at Syracuse are the most by an LSU player in a road game in school history and third-most in a single game overall.
Fournette became the fastest LSU player to reach 500 and 600 rushing yards in school history, getting to both marks in only three games.
His 631 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns are the most through the first three games of a season in LSU history.
Fournette joined Charles Alexander (1977, 1978) and Charles Scott (2008) as the only Tigers to rush for 100-plus yards in the first three games of a season, and Fournette is the only with back-to-back 200-yard games.
Fournette joined Charles Alexander (2) and Kevin Faulk (4) as the only LSU players with multiple 200-yard rushing games.
Heading into the Eastern Michigan game, Fournette is tied with Kevin Faulk for second in LSU history with five-straight 100-yard (or more) rushing games.
Fournette's 387 rushing yards were the most through the first two games of the season by any player in LSU history.
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