Top 20 offensive recruits for the LSU Tigers since 2000

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One of the biggest parts of the game of college football is recruiting. The LSU Tigers have recruited very well over the years which helps give them a competitive advantage. To compete with teams like the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, recruiting is a huge must.

Offensively, LSU has seen plenty of top talents such as Russell Shepard, Leonard Fournette, La’el Collins, and others decide to play for the Tigers. They were rewarded with opportunities on the field and many of them ended up playing in the NFL. LSU has sent 20 players to the league in just the last two years.

LSU Tigers Wire breaks down the top 20 offensive recruits since 2000:

Andrew Whitworth, Offensive Guard

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9847 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2001 class

No. 1 Offensive Guard, No. 38 Overall

Will Campbell, Offensive Tackle

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9854 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2022 class

No. 4 Offensive Tackle, No. 27 Overall

Walker Howard, Quarterback

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9876 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2022 class

No. 2 Quarterback, No. 20 Overall

Tyron Johnson, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9879 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2015 class

No. 5 Wide Receiver, No. 28 Overall

Kayshon Boutte, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9892 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2020 class

No. 2 Wide Receiver, No. 24 Overall

Malachi Dupre, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9918 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2014 class

No. 2 Wide Receiver, No. 17 Overall

Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9922 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2022 class

No. 2 Wide Receiver, No. 15 Overall

Michael Clayton, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9924 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2001 class

No. 4 Wide Receiver, No. 19 Overall

John Emery Jr, Running Back

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9929 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2019 class

No. 2 Running Back, No. 13 Overall

Xavier Carter, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9930 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2004 class

No. 4 Wide Receiver, No. 17 Overall

Terrace Marshall Jr, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9930 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2018 class

No. 3 Wide Receiver, No. 13 Overall

Ben Wilkerson, Center

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9944 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2001 class

No. 1 Center, No. 13 Overall

Terrance Toliver, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9965 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2007 class

No. 1 Wide Receiver, No. 8 Overall

Rueben Randle, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9967 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2008 class

No. 1 Wide Receiver, No. 8 Overall

Ryan Perriloux, Quarterback

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9968 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2005 class

No. 1 Quarterback, No. 6 Overall

Arik Gilbert, Tight End

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9972 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2020 class

No. 1 Tight End, No. 5 Overall

La'el Collins, Offensive Tackle

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9977 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2011 class

No. 2 Offensive Tackle, No. 3 Overall

Early Doucet, Wide Receiver

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9980 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2004 class

No. 1 Wide Receiver, No. 5 Overall

Russell Shepard, Quarterback

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9986 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2009 class

No. 1 Quarterback, No. 3 Overall

Leonard Fournette, Running Back

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The Breakdown

247Sports Composite Rating: .9996 (5-star)

Ranking in the 2014 class

No. 1 Running Back, No. 1 Overall

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