Happy Wednesday, LSU fans.
As we near National Signing Day, there are no boring days, especially for LSU and the Tigers’ all-too-interesting quest to land a quarterback for their 2016 recruiting class.
Here are five things to know:
- Shaq said that LSU would be Alabama if “we would have paid (Nick Saban) the money.” Saban was the highest-paid coach in college football while at LSU, but Shaq believed the Tigers brass should have paid $10 million to keep Saban around.
- Louisiana’s No. 1 prospect, Rashard Lawrence, received a trick-or-treat from his teachers days before his college decision. Lawrence will choose between LSU and Ohio State on Friday, so his teachers left him LSU-themed potato chips and Buckeyes candies on his desk Tuesday.
- Leonard Fournette trails Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as Bovada’s early favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Fournette and Stanford back Christian McCaffrey are second behind Watson, who set a national championship record for yards in a game in Clemson’s loss to Alabama.
- LSU’s 2016 schedule was ranked as the easiest in the SEC West. LSU’s five toughest games include divisional showdowns with Alabama, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, as well as Florida and the opener against Wisconsin.
- LSU extended an offer to Louisiana’s Mr. Football, quarterback Lindsey Scott. The three-star prospect was offered by Maryland just before Dwayne Haskins flipped his commitment to Ohio State, and now picked up his first SEC offer.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- NOLA.com’s James Smith reported that former LSU defensive tackle Travonte Valentine will enroll at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Valentine left LSU in July 2015 after academic issues left him ineligible for his freshman season.
- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger wrote that LSU’s search for a 2016 quarterback marches on without Dwayne Haskins. The four-star quarterback flipped from Maryland to Ohio State, despite scheduling an official visit to LSU.