NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It’s safe to say LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron have a much better handle on the split signing periods.
They finished the class off a lot better this year, landing two of their biggest targets in Amite’s Devonta Lee, and the No. 1 player in the state of Tennessee, Maurice Hampton.
Combined with the work they did to sign 19 in December, it’s quite an impressive class of 2019.
“We signed most of our players in-state in that first period. To get John Emery to de-commit from Georgia and come here, keep those guys in-state. Tyrion Davis, Kardell Thomas, everybody in the country was coming after those guys and we fought hard to keep them at home," said Orgeron.
"So it does get overlooked. It doesn’t get overlooked for us, but it’s what have you done for me lately. Everybody forgets about December, but we know we have an outstanding class, a hand-picked class by us. I’ve gotten used to the early signing period, I think it’s outstanding.”
Looking at the numbers, LSU finishes firmly in the top five nationally, and took a big step forward in Louisiana, landing eight of the top 10 players in the state.