Many of the prized members of LSU’s 2016 recruiting class have arrived.
Four-star linebacker Michael Divinity arrived on the LSU campus on Saturday to begin his future with the Tigers.
Divinity, who hails from nearby John Ehret High School (Marrero, La.), chose LSU over Texas A&M at the Under Armour All-America game earlier this month. He signed his letter of intent upon his return to New Orleans, indicating LSU was “where (he) should be at.”
LSU’s linebacker corps is set to undergo some change with seniors Deion Jones and Louis Lamar prepared to graduate. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Divinity is expected to compete for a starting spot immediately.
I'm Really A College Student/Athlete Now ❗️?
— Michael Divinity (@Tht_Boy_Mike) January 10, 2016
Divinity joins fellow early enrollees Saivion Smith, Devin White and Stephen Sullivan
Smith, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound five-star prospect from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), is also expected to be on campus Monday.
One of the first and most highly touted prospects in LSU’s class, Smith’s chances of securing early playing time may first depend on what junior Tre’Davious White’s future holds.
Tre’Davious White has yet to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft or announce he is returning to LSU for his senior season. That leaves Smith’s chances of playing as a true freshman uncertain.
— Saivion Smith (@Saivion_1k) January 8, 2016
White, who just committed to LSU on Friday afternoon, hails from nearby North Webster High School (Springhill, La.). He graduated early as well and announced he would also be an early enrollee.
White, the nation’s No. 5 athlete, per 247Sports’ composite rankings, expects to play running back at LSU. The four-star prospect of course will sit behind Leonard Fournette on the depth chart and will jockey for playing time with Derrius Guice and Nick Brossette.
— Tatum Everett – KTBS (@tatumeverett) January 8, 2016
Sullivan made a splash when he pledged to LSU over Mississippi State and TCU after de-committing from the Tigers before the start of his senior season.
Sullivan, a four-star receiver who clocks in at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, is one of four wide receivers in LSU’s 2016 class.
However, with John Diarse now at TCU, Sullivan has a legitimate chance to make an immediate impact in the Tigers’ offense.
I move in Sunday? #LSU
— Stephen Sullivan (@SJS_10) January 7, 2016
Sticking with the theme of receivers, Dee Anderson has also landed in Baton Rouge, La.
Anderson, a four-star prospect from DeSoto (Texas) High School, sat out his senior season.
Like his counterpart Sullivan, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Anderson has a chance to earn early playing time depending on how he fares in the spring as LSU looks to potentially find new playmakers at the wide receiver position.
4️⃣'s ?. Next Chapter in my book….. pic.twitter.com/lyXKd6iYqH
— 2️⃣1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ (@DeeAnderson21) January 10, 2016