LSU has produced tons of college football and NFL talents over the years. From Patrick Peterson to Tyrann Mathieu to Odell Beckham Jr., tons of talented players have come out of Baton Rouge.
And one former Tiger thinks the Tigers don’t just have another great player in Leonard Fournette. He thinks Fournette is the best player in college football.
Former LSU running back Jeremy Hill went on the Paul Finebaum show on Thursday and Fournette’s name came up with Brad Edwards, who was filling for Finebaum.
Hill, a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals, gushed about the junior running back.
“I think he’s the best player, not best running back, but best player in college football,” Hill told Edwards. “It’s just how dynamic he is. At any point, he could be on your one-yard line and he’s a threat of scoring a touchdown. He’s just such a great player. He’s so physical and so fast. He’s just a pleasure to watch, and I love watching him play.”
Fournette currently has the best odds to win the Heisman at 9/2 according to Bovada. Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards last year, second in the SEC behind eventual Heisman winner Derrick Henry.
Jeremy Hill has been known to boast about his LSU Tigers in the past.
“I talk trash to all my teammates about having [an LSU] teammate on every team just about. It’s fun, man,” Hill said in a recent interview with NFL.com’s Brooke Cersosimo. “It’s beautiful seeing all the guys you played in college with getting an opportunity and even the younger guys coming in this year, I played with some of those guys, too. We stay close. We stay tight and it’s a bond that no one can take away.”
HIll rushed for 723 yards last year and 11 touchdowns, which were tied for most in the NFL.