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Under-the-radar recruit: LSU Tigers

When a school recruits at the level LSU does annually, there aren't as many "underrated" recruits as you would find at other places. Of the 23 signees in the Tigers' 2017 recruiting class, 15 are ESPN 300 recruits.

Of those eight that didn't attain top-300 status, there are a handful of three-star prospects, including an intriguing receiver signee, New Orleans Edna Karr product Racey McMath.

Ranked as the 110th-best receiver in the country, McMath would certainly qualify as "under-the-radar." But his size (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) is that of a higher-level recruit and his production at Edna Karr, where he was part of a state championship team as a senior, was impressive -- nearly 800 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2016.

McMath, who was also a sprinter on Edna Karr's track team, has a nice combination of size and speed and can return punts. What stands out on video is his ability to pile up yards after the catch and break tackles, turning short pass plays into long ones.

If McMath can translate that production from the prep level to the SEC, opportunity awaits. Malachi Dupre left for the draft; D.J. Chark will be a senior in 2017. After that, the Tigers receiver group is full of youth and/or inexperience. Signees from the 2015 class (Derrick Dillon) and 2016 class (Dee Anderson, Drake Davis and Stephen Sullivan) are all unproven. Five other receivers transferred out of the program over the last year-and-a-half.

The Tigers brought in only two receivers in the 2017 class (ESPN 300 prospect Mannie Netherly, an early enrollee, is the other; junior college commit Stephen Guidry will spend another year in junior college and didn't sign on Feb. 1), so there's a chance for both young receivers to find their way onto the field if they progress quickly enough.