Posted January 02, 2014

Top 2014 recruit Leonard Fournette commits to LSU

LSU Tigers, Recruiting
Leonard Fournette was ranked as the top running back in the country.

Leonard Fournette was ranked as the top running back in the country.

Leonard Fournette is staying home. The five-star running back, widely regarded as the top player in the 2014 class, committed to LSU during Thursday’s broadcast of the Under Armour All-America Game on ESPN.

Fournette, the No.1 overall player in the ESPN 300, is only the second running back (USC’s Joe McKnight, 2007) to hold that distinction. The New Orleans product rushed for 1,802 yards during his senior season at St. Augustine High and ran for at least 1,700 yards in all four prep of his seasons.

Fournette selected the Tigers over Alabama and Texas.

The Louisiana native was a big get for coach Les Miles team on a day when the Tigers whiffed on another big-time prospect. ESPN’s No. 1 rated athlete of 2014, Speedy Noil of Edna Karr High in New Orleans, selected Texas A&M as his school of choice. But LSU also received a commitment from talented four-star safety Jamal Adams out of Texas.

6 comments
BigBubba
BigBubba

And in other news, the pope announced that he was Catholic.

TonyPatton
TonyPatton

A good choice Sir, but for your information, Oklahoma graduates all four starting RBs this year. Iwith the right attitude, you could start for the next national title contender. But it's understandable if you want to play close to home for your family to watch you play live. Either way, good luck to you young man.

stagger
stagger

@TonyPatton Wow. You act like he's staying home to play for Colgate or Slippery Rock... 

pandah462
pandah462

@MichaelBradshaw Nice spam.  Pretty slippery putting a video of your boy on a stud's article.


But, from a former college lineman, some thoughts on that video.  At least he's young enough to improve.  Get him in some summer camps ASAP if you want him to have a shot at the next level.


--He stands almost straight up on snap.  Not very good form at all.

--For his size, he should be dominating those smaller players every single play.

--He needs to get mean and more aggressive.  If he doesn't, bigger and better talent will eat his lunch.