Kelly’s first recruiting class saw the additions of Will Campbell and Emery Jones, two guys that would go on to be LSU’s starting tackles as true freshmen.
The offensive line hot streak continued on Wednesday. LSU received papers from Lance Heard and Tyree Adams, two blue-chip tackles from Louisiana.
Joining Heard and Adams from out of state is four-star tackle DJ Chester. Heard is ranked as the top player in LSU’s class and was the only 247 Composite five-star to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday.
He’ll give LSU even more flexibility up front and has the chance to develop into a star tackle as he progresses.
Adams and Chester don’t rank quite as high and could be more of a project. They’re both top 15 at their position, according to the composite rankings.
LSU will have more young talent in its offensive line room next fall than it had in quite some time. Kelly’s decision to hang onto OL coach Brad Davis looks like one of his smarter moves.
This class is well-rounded
Top classes, despite having loads of talent, can have holes at some spots.
It’s hard to poke holes in LSU’s class. Some recent losses on the defensive line have made that area weaker than it once was, but the Tigers did a good job making up for it in the transfer portal.
At the high school level, we’ve discussed what LSU has done at quarterback, wide receiver, and offensive line, but it’s also bringing in several tight ends and running backs.
On defense, Jamar Cain landed two top edge rushers in Da’Shawn Womack and Jaxon Howard. On the back end, the class includes three four-star safeties and LSU is well-positioned at cornerback.
LSU didn’t get everyone it wanted, but Kelly and the staff proved they know how to organize a class with this well-rounded group.