LSU football recruiting is going strong for the 2014 class, which currently includes four commitments. Les Miles and company finished with one of the nation's best classes in 2013, and they're trying to continue that success as the 2014 recruiting cycle starts to heat up. Picking up commitments from several blue-chip prospects, which they've already done, is a good start.
Commitments since National Signing Day: Chris Hardeman, Donnie Alexander, Ed Paris.
Decommitments: Kain Daub
Current Verbal Commitments
Ed Paris, Mansfield (TX) Timberview High School: Paris is one of the top defensive back recruits in the country. He picked LSU over Texas and Florida. The 6'1, 190-pound Paris will likely end up at safety, but has excellent cover skills as well. He is a consensus five-star recruit.
Chris Hardeman, Houston (TX) Alief Taylor High School: Hardeman is a 5'8, 180 pound cornerback who is a consensus four-star recruit and considered a top-30 player at his position. He has scholarship offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and UCLA, among numerous others.
Devin Voorhies, Woodville (MS) Wilkinson County High School: Voorhies is a consensus four-star prospect who is 6'2 and weighs 185 pounds. The athlete could play either quarterback or safety at the college level; 247Sports considers him the fifth-best safety in the class. He holds offers from Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Will Clapp, New Orleans (NO) Brother Martin High School: Clapp, another consensus four-star recruit, is an offensive guard who stands 6'3 and weighs 280 pounds. He is ranked as the ninth-best guard in the class by 247 Sports and holds offers from Alabama and Ole Miss.
Jacory Washington, Westlake (LA) Westlake High School: Washington is 6'5 and weighs 220 pounds, and he is ranked as the 10th-best tight end prospect in the class by 247Sports. And he, too, is a consensus four-star recruit. He has offers from Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Miami, Texas A&M and UCLA, among others.
Donnie Alexander, New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr High School: Alexander is a solid linebacker recruit who has recently bulked up to 210 pounds. He is a consensus three-star linebacker who also held early offers from Illinois and Louisiana Tech.
National Signing Day is almost a year away. Verbal commitments are non-binding and change frequently.