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Orgeron, LSU Have Momentum

By BJ Bennett
SouthernPigskin.com
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Ed Orgeron, after a 6-2 record as interim and an impressive showing on National Signing Day, is off to a great start.

Long one of the nation's best recruiters, LSU's Ed Orgeron recently hit the trails with the energy and momentum of being named the Tigers' full-time head coach. With only a few months to pursue talent in his current role, Orgeron still closed with a top ten class in college football and one of the best groups in the SEC on Wednesday. Orgeron, after a 6-2 record as interim and an impressive showing on National Signing Day, is off to a great start.

The Tigers' 24-man haul is headlined by four of the most talented defenders in the country: tackle Tyler Shelvin, end K'Lavon Chaisson, safety JaCoby Stevens and linebacker Jacob Phillips. LSU brought in five defensive linemen total and also five players who can play in the secondary.

On the offensive side, the Tigers added three extremely-athletic wide receivers. Stephen Guidry, Racey McMath and Mannie Netherly stand 6'4'', 6'3'' and 6'2'', respectively. A pair of quarterbacks, Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse, are also featured.

Wednesday was largely good for Orgeron as Chaisson, linebacker Tyler Taylor and defensive back Todd Harris all picked LSU, though star tackle Marvin Wilson did not.

In the SEC, especially, National Signing Day always stands as a statement. Despite a high-profile coaching transition, Orgeron and the Tigers, with a ton of talent coming to Baton Rouge, are officially in position.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Matt Osborne and Kevin Thomas on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network and is the sports director for multiple ESPN Radio affiliates based throughout southeast Georgia. @BJBennettSports