2013 LSU Tigers football recruiting: Grading the final class

LSU Tigers fans in the stands during the second half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi State 37-17. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

The LSU Tigers have won at least 10 games in each of the last three seasons. That, of course, is not by accident. Not only has coach Les Miles and his staff proven they have the in-game mettle to succeed, but most importantly Miles and Co. have shown the world what it looks like to be an elite recruiter.

After losing nearly his entire defense to the NFL Draft and several key offensive pieces as well, the program was not looking to rebuild, but rather to reload.

It is up to you to judge whether or not LSU has succeeded. The No. 6-ranked class by Rivals and 7th by ESPN consists of 26 commitments. While there are no five-star commits, there are 20 four-star young men, headlined by athlete Kendall Beckwith. The staff believes four-star quarterback Hayden Rettig is their signal-caller of the future, and the very last-second flip of defensive end Tashawn Bower really rounded out the class.

There are seven members of the ESPN150 in this class, as well as a total of 15 members of the ESPN300. Compare that to four members of the ESPN150 and seven in the ESPN300 for the average top 40 recruiting class.

[Related: Check out LSU’s entire list of recruits here]

So, what do you think? Are you impressed by Miles’ haul, or do you think he and his staff could have done even better?

It’s time to have your voice heard, Tiger Nation, and give your program’s recruiting class a grade.

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Wrapping up 2013 National Signing Day – Final recruiting rankings.