LSU Football: Tigers had one top 25 recruiter on staff during 2021 cycle

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LSU Football currently has the No. 4 ranked 2021 recruiting class in the nation.

(There are still a few unsigned 2021 recruits, which could ultimately change the Tigers’ final ranking.)

The key reason that LSU was able to finish with a top-five class, despite a tough 2020 season, was because of the strong recruiting staff that Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron has assembled in Baton Rouge.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that LSU had one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation during the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Former LSU football standout Kevin Faulk making his presence felt on Tigers’ staff

Former LSU star running back Kevin Faulk joined Coach O’s staff three years ago as the Tigers’ director of player development.

The Louisiana native instantly proved to be a valuable asset to LSU. As a result, he was promoted to an on-field role as the Tigers’ running backs coach prior to the 2020 season.

Faulk was the only LSU assistant that was among Rivals’ top 25 recruiters in the country this year.

The former Tigers standout landed a pair of four-star running backs (Corey Kiner and Armoni Goodwin).

Faulk was also key in landing three must-have players from Louisiana — five-star defensive back Sage Ryan, four-star tight end Jack Bech, and four-star wide receiver Malik Nabers.

Hopefully, Faulk doesn’t go anywhere anytime soon (he shouldn’t, he’s an LSU graduate after all). It’s clear he’s going to be a key assistant coach for the Tigers when it comes to running back development and recruiting.

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If the Tigers are landing elite classes after going 5-5, I can’t imagine what will be in store for this staff once we start to see improvements on the field next season.