A good portion of LSU’s 2017 recruiting class kicked off their senior seasons this weekend. To the surprise of few, the Tigers’ commits did so in style.
SEC Country monitored what each commit was able to accomplish in his opening game. Here’s what unfolded:
JaCoby Stevens, 5-star safety (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
LSU’s 5-star athlete commit made a splash on the offensive side of the ball. Stevens hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass against one of Tennessee’s top defenses. Though Stevens will compete for a starting safety job at LSU, he’s also expected to have an offensive package designed for him. Oakland High School won, 45-0, against Jackson Northside.
Grant Delpit, 4-star safety (Bradenton, Fla.)
One of the nation’s premier safeties, Delpit cemented his reputation in the first quarter of IMG Academy’s season opener. The 4-star safety nabbed a pick, which led to a touchdown on the ensuing possession in the win over Miami Carol City.
Delpit is a ballhawk, but don’t forget that he has the ability to deliver some of the biggest blows of any defensive back in the country.
IMG Academy interception. Miami Carol City 0 IMG 0 in the 1st. pic.twitter.com/Z2jQauIxkv
— FOOTBALLVILLE (@FOOTBALLVILLETV) August 20, 2016
IMG FS Delpit delivers the hit stick and 3rd down stop with 2INTs up 10-7 4th qtr over Carrol City HS FL https://t.co/dI1ABxLudy
— Day 1 to D1 (@Day1toD1) August 21, 2016
Jhamon Ausburn, 4-star wide receiver (Bradenton, Fla.)
Speaking of that IMG Academy scoring drive, it came compliments of LSU’s top wide receiver commit. Ausbon came through with a 14-yard touchdown grab on a fade down the left sideline, high-pointing the ball and flaunting his ups to prove why he’s one of the most lethal wide receivers in the 2017 class.
— Jhamon Ausbon (@TheJhamonAusbon) August 21, 2016
Myles Brennan, 3-star quarterback (Bay Saint Louis, Miss.)
Ausbon’s future quarterback also put on a show in his season opener. Brennan, one of the top pro-style passers in the country, threw for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns as St. Stanislaus dominated Biloxi Friday night in a 34-10 win. More impressive: Brennan passed for about 200 yards and 3 touchdowns before halftime. He also completed 34-of-44 throws, which was good for a 77-percent completion rate.
3 tds about 200 yards first half, Myles Brennan looks like Tom Brady out here.. pic.twitter.com/IZUjbExa3W
— Frederick Douglas (@PePe__6) August 20, 2016
Mannie Netherly, 4-star wide receiver (Crosby, Texas)
Netherly will play wide receiver for LSU, but first he’ll compete behind center for Crosby (Texas) High School this fall. The 4-star talent decided to show off his explosiveness on this quarterback keep on Friday night, slicing through the heart of the opposing defense for a 45-yard rushing touchdown. Crosby looks the part of a vertical threat at the next level.
— Dwight Netherly (@kenfolkmuzik) August 21, 2016
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tiger Stadium.