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Ed Orgeron has led LSU to a top-3 recruiting class so far for 2019.

Don’t look now, but LSU has top-3 recruiting class in country

Nick Suss

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Well, that happened fast

The last week has been a busy one in the world of LSU football recruiting, with five prospects committing to the Tigers in as many days. The commitment spree started with 5-star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., the top-rated cornerback in the country, then quickly spread with 4-star quarterback Peter Parrish, junior college tight end TK McClendon, junior college defensive back Dreshun Miller and 3-star cornerback Cordale Flott, a flip from Auburn.

Behind this string of high-profile commitments, LSU has vaulted to No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports composite recruiting rankings. The only bad news? The two teams ahead of LSU are SEC West rivals Alabama and Texas A&M.

But the better way to look at things is where there’s room for growth. As SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman wrote on Sunday, LSU has put itself in position to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country by the time National Signing Day rolls around. LSU already has nabbed commits from two 5-star prospects in Stingley and offensive lineman Kardell Thomas. And with eight spots remaining in the recruiting class, if LSU can capitalize on some of the top talents in Louisiana such as 5-star defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher, 4-star wide receiver Devonta Lee and 4-star linebacker Donte Starks, the Tigers should roll to the top class in the country. And that’s not even counting out-of-state kids.

Alabama isn’t going to slow down. Texas A&M won’t either. Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma are all going to collect great classes as well. But 2019 was always supposed to be LSU’s year on the recruiting trail. And things just might work out for the Tigers on that front.

This is the end, part 1

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, this maxim applies to the Bayou Bengal Briefing. This week will be the final week of publication for the Briefing on SEC Country, as the site will be shutting down effective June 30.

Endings stink. But they’re also really cool. So, this week, I’m listing some of my favorite endings. And since this is the Bayou Bengal Briefing and the last section of the column is almost always devoted to a sitcom reference, it’s only fitting we start the retrospective by looking at great sitcom finales.

Nothing makes me cry like a good sitcom finale. Whether it’s six friends leaving their keys on a table or a bartender closing up shop or just a family eating a meal together, finales have the capacity to tear at your heartstrings. Sure, there are ones that focus on the laughs. But the best ones give closure to the characters you’ve grown to love.

Which is why I want to put some extra special focus on the finale of Scrubs. (Season 9 didn’t happen. Shut up.) Anything I want to say, this scene says it better. Enjoy.

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