BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's 2014 recruiting class was important, not just because of the significant talent infusion that it provided, but also because of the numerous holes that the Tigers needed to fill.
Editor's note: This week, we'll take a quick look at each of LSU's position groups as the Tigers prepare to open preseason practice next week. Up next are the running backs. RUNNING BACK Returning starters: Fullback Connor Neighbors (7 catches, 92 yards in 2013).
Editor's note: On Thursday, we examined LSU's success on third down last season (the Tigers led the nation by converting 57.1 percent of the time) and the importance the quarterbacks will play in remaining successful.
Sometimes spring practice is important to a football player not because he seizes a starting job, but because he proves to his coaches that he deserves to play. We've discussed plenty of LSU's key spring position battles here in the last few weeks and speculated about who might become the starters at those spots.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Frank Wilson hasn't been taking it easy on his players lately. LSU's running backs coach has been giving Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard a heavy workload in spring practice, which was partially out of necessity since the two seniors are the only scholarship tailbacks on the Tigers' spring roster.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With the 2012-2013 school year winding down, the members of the LSU signing class of 2013 should be arriving on campus soon for summer workouts. The Tigers brought in eight early enrollees in the spring and 19 more will come this summer.
This is the fourth in a series looking at players LSU might target in the 2014 recruiting class. Previously, we looked at wide receivers and tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks, offensive linemen and defensive linemen.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- How deep is the football talent in Louisiana? Consider this: Every football bowl subdivision (FBS) conference in the nation has had a least two Louisiana players sign letters of intent with its member schools for the 2013 recruiting cycle, according to the ESPN database of recruits.