Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dynasty in the making

The Tigers scored a HUGE recruiting victory Saturday, snagging Pompano Beach, Fla., cornerback Patrick Johnson, who is ranked as the nation's third-best high school recruit by and No. 7 by

Johnson, who made his announcement after the high school all-star Army Bowl, is the first five-star senior to commit to LSU from this class. His decision is a big loss for all of the top programs in his home state that had aggressively recruited him.

More good news came from the Under Armour all-star game, where Ouachita (Monroe) High School tight end Tyler Edwards committed to LSU. The decision was a blow to Alabama and Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, who has desperately tried to steal recruits from LSU's backyard.

The news lifted LSU's overall 2008 recruiting class four spots to No. 7 on

With less than a month to go until National Signing Day for high school seniors, LSU is poised to finish with a top 10 recruiting class for the third time in as many years. ( ranked LSU 7th in 2006 and 5th in 2007.) It's an impressive run that firmly establishes head coach Les Miles as one of the nation's top recruiters.

And things could get better. LSU still is being considered by many of the 22 recruits who haven't yet chosen a college.

For a complete list the Tigers' current 2008 class go to and

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