After a wild Saturday on the recruiting trail, LSU made a convincing case to have the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, and that’s exactly what happened..
LSU secured a pair of commitments from 4-star prospects, both at positions of vital importance.
The Bayou Bengals can now lay claim to the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, and for good reason.
The first news of the day came when 4-star wide receiver Drake Davis committed to LSU over SEC West rival Ole Miss. The Rebels were leading the way for the IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) product for much of the fall, but Davis, a Baton Rouge, La., native, instead decided that returning home was in his best interest.
Davis is the second wide receiver to commit to LSU in the span of a week. Four-star Donaldsonville High School (Donaldsonville, La.) product Stephen Sullivan pledged to the Tigers last Saturday, and Davis’ commitment extended the number of receivers in LSU’s 2016 recruiting class to four.
LSU reeled in a loaded wide receiver class a year ago, led by the nation’s No. 1 prospect at the position Tyron Johnson. The position should now be both deep and talented after the addition of Sullivan and Davis along with Dee Anderson and Da’Monte Coxie.
LSU capped the day by securing a second commitment from 4-star linebacker Michael Divinity.
The John Ehret High School (Marrero, La.) product committed to LSU back in October, but he reopened his recruitment back in December and named the Tigers and Texas A&M as his two leaders.
Divinity’s pledge to LSU was essential to its recruiting class, which includes only one other linebacker commit (Erick Fowler).
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker is rated the nation’s No. 4 outside backer and is Louisiana’s No. 5 prospect. His commitment to LSU was vital to the Tigers’ future plans for the second level of their defense, which is set to lose seniors Deion Jones and Lamar Louis, and could also lose Kendell Beckwith to the draft.
Divinity is an instant-impact player who should compete for early playing time right away.
The importance of landing commitments from both Davis and Divinity at those particular positions cannot be overstated.