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LSU Football Recruiting: Tigers making early case for No. 1 class in 2015

The LSU Tigers 2014 recruiting class finished with the No. 2 ranked class in the country according to ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, but the 2015 class has the early makings of finishing with the top class in the land.

For the second year in a row, LSU has a commitment from the top recruit in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings in cornerback Kevin Toliver II (Jacksonville, Fla. Trinity Christian Academy) who has been committed to LSU since 2012.

Toliver is one of six commitments thus far in the class of 2015 and one of two five-star recruits as Maea Teuhema (Keller, Texas. Keller) committed on signing day with his older brother Sione who was a three-star defensive end. The brothers were former Texas commits. Teuhema is the No. 19 ranked player, No. 3 offensive tackle and No. 4 player in the state of Texas. He is a devastating blocker and could be a dominant guard in college.

Nick Brossette (Baton Rouge, La. University Lab) is a familiar name for LSU fans who follow high school football in the state. He is one the No. 2 ranked player in Louisiana and committed to LSU prior to the 2013 season starting. The No. 53 recruit in the nation and No. 5 running back should backup Leonard Fournette in 2014 and 2015 and at 6-0, 207-pound back is an ideal fit in LSU’s physical running game. He has rushed for 5,869 yards and 110 touchdowns in his first three prep seasons.

Kevin Henry (Baton Rouge, La. Central) is an intriguing safety/linebacker prospect at 6-1, 200-pounds he could grow into a weakside linebacker he he gets to the 220-225 pound range by the time he enrolls at LSU. He is the No. 228 recruit, No. 13 safety and No. 9 player in Louisiana.

Hanner Shipley (Marble Falls, Texas. Marble Falls) is a three-star tight end prospect who committed to LSU last month and at 6-5, 260-pounds could be a player who develops into an offensive tackle in a couple years. He’s also played defensive tackle at Marble Falls, but he’ll begin his LSU career as a blocking tight end, but don’t discount the possibility of him growing into a tackle.

The last of the commitments is long snapper Blake Ferguson (Buford, Ga. Buford) ) who is the younger brother of current LSU longsnapper and rising junior Reid Ferguson. He is ranked as the No. 1 long snapper in the country.

Currently, LSU ranks as the No. 4 class behind a trio of SEC schools, Texas A&M, Alabama and Tennessee, but with two five-stars and the No. 1 player in the country, LSU is off to a fantastic start to having the top class in 2015.

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