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LSU, Tulane finish with a bang in recruiting, Tigers ranked #2

On signing day optimism abounds, but for LSU and Tulane that optimism seems to be well founded.

The Tigers landed the nation’s top wide receiver, John Curtis Christian school’s Malachi Dupre Wednesday, on the way to landing the #2 recruiting class in the country behind Alabama.

That ranking comes via ESPN.com.

LSU signed 22, including the nation’s top running back prospect, St Aug’s Leonard Fournette.

For the first time, LSU head coach Les Miles was able to speak about Fournette publicly. Miles asked if Fournette’s declaration that he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy as a true freshman was too ambitious?

“We have seen freshman win it. Johnny Manziel was a redshirt freshman. This guy from Florida State, was a first year quarterback, starter,” said Miles, “And, he wins the Heisman. It would be nice to have some national awards considered with freshman with the Tigers.”

Tulane signed 24 including 12 from the metro area. “This is by far the best class that we’ve had, and you can tell by the schools that we had to recruit against,” said head coach Curtis Johnson. “ I would say that we weren’t always recruiting against the big Top 10 schools, but some of them did come in at the end and our guys held steady.”

Here is a list of LSU and Tulane signees:

Name                                    Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Hometown (High School/JC)

Jamal Adams                     S              6-0          207         Lewisville, Texas (Hebron HS)

Donnie Alexander            LB           6-1          201         New Orleans, La. (Karr HS)

John Battle                           S              6-0          179         Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS)

Garrett Brumfield              OL          6-3          285         Baton Rouge, La. (University HS)

D.J. Chark                            WR         6-1          176         Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior HS)

William Clapp                   OL          6-4          275         New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS)

Malachi Dure                     WR         6-3          188         River Ridge, La. (John Curtis HS)

Leonard Fournette            RB          6-1          224         New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)

Russell Gage                       ATH      6-0          175         Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist HS)

Cameron Gamble              PK          5-9          182         Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS)

Clifton Garrett                    LB           6-3          220         Joliet, Ill. (Planfield South HS)

Davon Godchaux              DT          6-4          271         Plaquemine, La. (Plaquemine HS)

Brandon Harris                 QB          6-3          180         Bossier City, La. (Parkway HS)

Trey Lealaimatafao          DT          6-0          300         San Antonio, Texas (Earl Warren HS)

Ed Paris                                DB          6-0          198         New Orleans, La. (Timberview (Texas) HS)

Trey Quinn                          WR         5-11        192         Lake Charles, La. (Barbe HS)

Sione Teuhema                  DE          6-4          215         Keller, Texas (Keller HS)

Tony Upchurch                 WR         6-2          228         Pearland, Texas (Glenda Dawson HS)

Travonte Valentine           DT          6-3          225         Hialeah, Fla. (Champagnat Catholic HS)

Devin Voorhies                  S              6-1          197         Woodville, Miss. (Wilkinson County HS)

Jacory Washington           TE           6-5          215         Westlake, La. (Westlake HS)
Darrel Williams                 RB          5-11        209         Marrero, La. (John Ehret HS)

Name                              Pos.      Ht.         Wt.          Hometown/High School

Kendall Ardoin              TE         6-6         215          Ville Platte, La./Ville Platte HS

Eric Bowie                      LB          6-2         215          Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish HS

Glen Cuiellette               QB         6-1         205          Mandeville, La./Mandevill HS

Raul Diaz                        OL         6-2         277          Miami, Fla./Miami Central HS

Andrew DiRocco           K            6-1         180          Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova Southeastern

Braynon Edwards         DT         6-2         350          Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep HS

Terren Encalade            WR        6-0         185          Belle Chasse, La./Belle Chasse HS

Rene Fleury                   LB          6-1         210          New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 HS

Zachery Harris               LB          6-0         220          New Orleans, La./Holy Cross HS

Dontrell Hilliard             RB         6-0         185          Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville HS

Leondre James              ATH       6-0         175          Donaldsonville, La./Donaldsonville HS

Devon Johnson            OL         6-5         330          Amite, La./Amite HS

Charles Jones               TE         6-3         235          New Orleans, La./St. Augustine HS

Robert Kennedy            LB          6-1         230          Belle Chasse, La./Belle Chasse HS

John Leglue                   OT         6-6         280          Alexandria, La./Holy Savior Menard Central HS

Donnie Lewis, Jr.          DB         5-11       170          Baton Rouge, La./Central HS

Stephon Lofton             DB         5-11       195          New Orleans, La./Miller-McCoy HS

Rae Juan Marbley          LB          6-0         215          Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS

Trey Scott                       TE         6-2         205          Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern HS

Deondre Skinner           TE         6-3         220          Patterson, La./Patterson HS

Niguel Veal                     ATH       5-11       175          Harvey, La./West Jefferson HS

Daren Williams              DE         6-4         235          Reserve, La./East St. John HS

Sean Wilson                  DE         6-4         265          Port Sulphur, La./South Plaquemines

Peter Woullard               DE         6-3         240          New Orleans, La./St. Augustine HS