Happy Monday, LSU fans.
It was an eventful weekend for both the LSU football and basketball teams, as well as on the recruiting trail.
Here are seven things to know:
- The nation’s No. 5 athlete Devin White committed to LSU. White is the lone running back in LSU’s 2016 recruiting class, and chose the Tigers over Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Florida State, among others.
- LSU center Ethan Pocic to return for his senior season. Pocic was toying with the idea of entering the NFL Draft, but instead will return as the only senior on the Tigers’ offensive line in 2016.
- LSU defensive tackle Christian LaCouture to return for senior season. With his return, LSU could retain three of its four starting defensive linemen for 2016.
- Coveted SEC defensive tackle prospect D’Andre Christmas-Giles is set to officially visit LSU. Christmas-Giles included LSU in his Top 10 and Top 5 after picking up an offer from the Tigers in December.
- The nation’s No. 4 cornerback Kristian Fulton will officially visit LSU next weekend. The four-star prospect from New Orleans joins a bevy of local-area talent to make the trip to Baton Rouge, La. on Jan. 15.
- Four-star Florida State commit Jamel Cook is rethinking his recruitment after LSU offer. Cook plans to visit LSU on Jan. 29 after picking up the offer earlier this month.
- LSU’s Ben Simmons was extraordinary, but reckless in loss to Florida. Simmons scored 28 points, had 17 rebounds and four assists in the 68-62 loss to the Gators following the huge win over Kentucky at home.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- NOLA.com’s Ron Higgins wrote that LSU’s energy “did not exceed” Florida’s fire in the dispiriting loss. Higgins said basketball in the SEC is a “week to week, even game to game proposition.”
- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger wrote that LSU’s recruiting is the nation’s best at the moment, but there’s still work to do. LSU has about 10 more spots to fill in its 2016 recruiting class, with major prospects currently on the mind.