McNeese And LSU Have Great Football Signing Days
The McNeese Cowboys and LSU Tigers 2012 football signing classes went well according to both head coaches of the respected programs.
McNeese head coach Matt Viator and LSU head coach Les Miles both had press conferences yesterday outlining how the day went.
National signing day is where college programs recruit high school football players to come to the Universities football programs.
Here is what happen with McNeese State's signing day:
McNeese State announced the signing of 20 outstanding high school football players Wednesday.
“We're excited about this group,” said head coach Matt Viator. “We have addressed our needs not only for next year but for years to come.”
Among the recruits are wide receiver Damon Gladney Jr. of Haughton High and tailback Alex Johnson of Carencro High, both all-state performers and two of most recruited players in the state.
Gladney, the son of former Cowboy all-conference defensive back Damon Gladney Sr., was a two-time all-state performer and last season caught 68 passes for 1,135 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had a career total of 181 catches for 3,144 yards (17.4 yard average) and 39 touchdowns.
The 6-0, 200 pound Johnson was the state's Class AAAAA MVP the past year after he rushed for 2,857 yarsds and 39 touchdowns, leading his team to the state championship game. He had a career total of 5,187 yards rushing with 65 touchdowns.
The LSU Tigers did equally as well.
LSU added another strong recruiting class to the fold on Wednesday as head coach Les Miles and the Tigers filled some immediate needs by signing five linebackers and five defensive backs to their 22-player class.
Of the 22 signees, 14 are from Louisiana, three from Texas and two from Georgia. LSU got one player from Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. LSU's class has been ranked as high as No. 7 by Scout.com. LSU picked up a No. 12 nationally ranking from 247sports.com and ESPN.com and a No. 13 rating from CBSsports.com.
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