LSU hopes to land big commitments soon for 2018 recruiting class

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LSU is on their bye week but the coaching staff is not taking any time off the recruiting trail.

Ed Orgeron vowed to intensify recruiting efforts to fill some key roles for the Tigers and that appears to what he and the staff are doing.

Quarterback James Foster, a 6-3, 210 pound dual threat from Montgomery, Alabama pulled back his commitment from Missouri this week, where he has been a part of 2018 class since announcing his pledge on April 19. LSU, Alabama and Florida look to be his new top three. Foster will be visiting Tigertown November 11 for the Arkansas game weekend.

Georgia, North Carolina State, Arizona, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi State and North Carolina are keenly interested in Foster as well.

LSU extended an offer to Foster just this week, which some speculate may have led to his de-commitment. He admitted to be a huge LSU fan since childhood. Matt Canada is on the case for the Purple and Gold.

Foster, the 24/7 Sports 14th ranked dual threat QB for 2018, has a quick, quality arm strength with deep accuracy up to 55-60 yards. Foster is a dangerous runner, with good wind up and release on this throws.

Coveted cornerback Anthony Cook (6-0, 168) is set to make his announcement Monday. LSU appears to be third in the race along with Ohio State and Texas.

Wide receiver Terrace Marshall (6-3, 195), Louisiana’s top ranked recruit for 2018, will officially visit LSU November 24 for his final visit. He goes to Texas and Alabama for his other visits. LSU looks to have a slight lead over Alabama, Florida State, Texas and Texas A&M for the Parkway High product ranked as a top five receiver nationally in this class.

The Tigers are also in great shape for 3 star outside linebacker James Miller (6-1, 225) from Seffner, Alabama. LSU has paced the crowd since they extended an offer on March 7. Louisville, South Florida, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, Oregon and Mississippi State make up the rest after Miller.

Running back is a big LSU area of need, and Harold Joiner (6-3, 218) has the Tigers in his final two with Alabama. Auburn, Clemson and Michigan State make up the rest of his top five. The Crimson Tide have assigned running backs coach Burton Burns and offensive line coach Brent Key to handle the case.

LSU also has eyes on Gerry Bohannon (6-3, 211), a top 10 dual threat quarterback in the class from Earle, Arkansas. He has Arkansas, Ole Miss, Louisville and Baylor at the top of his list, so the Tigers have some ground to make up.

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Rene Nadeau

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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