LSU coach Les Miles was nearly fired at the end of the regular season, but that turmoil did not harm LSU’s recruiting.
Miles said his staff had plenty of success along the recruiting trail since the regular season concluded a couple of weeks ago.
“Recruiting went relatively well,” Miles said according to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter. “We lost a guy maybe, but we’re in position to have a great class.”
One recruit LSU lost amidst the Miles saga was quarterback Feleipe Franks. The 4-star recruit de-committed from LSU in November and chose Florida shortly after. Miles said the Tigers are still looking to land an “elite quarterback” for the class of 2016, according to The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais.
The Tigers will get an extra opportunity to bolster its recruiting class when they travel to Houston for the Texas Bowl at the end of the month. Fourteen Tigers hail from the state of Texas and the area has become a recruiting hotbed for Miles.
“I think (playing in the Texas Bowl) elevates our recruiting in that area,” Miles said according to Rabalais.