LSU sits at 21 commitments two days before national signing day. You know about those guys, but what about the prospects who might sign with the Tigers on Wednesday? 

We have the answers. Coach Ed Orgeron and staff enter signing day with their eyes on these eight uncommitted targets.

Tyler Taylor (update: chose LSU)

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Hometown (school): Buford, Ga. (Lanier)
  • National position rank: No. 11
  • Signing: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta
  • Finalists: LSU, Auburn and Georgia
  • Signing scoop: LSU has the edge here, sweeping in late to grab Taylor's attention with Dave Aranda's scheme and that light depth chart at linebacker. Taylor visited Baton Rouge and Auburn in the closing recruiting weeks of January, and most feel like they're the top two here.
  • Roster rumbling: There is no bigger position of need for LSU than inside linebacker. Aranda plays with two of them, pretty much, at all times. Playing time is wide open for any inside backer who signs.

Todd Harris (update: chose LSU)

  • Position: Safety
  • Hometown (school): Plaquemine (Plaquemine)
  • National position rank: No. 11
  • Signing (TV): 9 a.m. at Plaquemine High (ESPNU)
  • Finalists: LSU, Alabama, TCU, Arizona State
  • Signing scoop: Many feel LSU is a lock to land Harris, but the Tide and Horned Frogs are pushing him hard. He took his final two official visits to Fort Worth and Tuscaloosa.
  • Roster rumbling: The Tigers already have four DBs committed in the class, but the secondary employs more players than any other position, especially in this pass-heavy age. It's not impossible for Harris to see the field soon, potentially in the nickel role.

Willie Gay (update: chose Mississippi State)

  • Position: Outside linebacker
  • Hometown (school): Starkville, Miss. (Starkville)
  • National position rank: No. 3
  • Signing: 9:30 a.m. at Starkville High
  • Finalists: LSU, Mississippi State and Michigan
  • Signing scoop: Can the Tigers actually pluck the nation's third-best linebacker out of Starkville, home of the Bulldogs? Many believe the Tigers have the lead heading into signing day, but coach Dan Mullen and his staff have pressed hard recently for Gay, a one-time Ole Miss commitment. 
  • Roster rumbling: LSU is in more serious need for inside linebackers, but Gay could eventually evolve into one those, as Donnie Alexander has done. Either way, linebacker is not a position of depth for the Tigers.

Markaviest Bryant (update: chose Auburn)

  • Position: Defensive end (weak side)
  • Hometown (school): Cordele, Ga. (Crisp County)
  • National position rank: No. 14
  • Signing: 10:30 a.m. at Crisp County High (
  • Finalists: Auburn, LSU and Georgia
  • Signing scoop: The Tigers were late to this party, and Auburn and Georgia are thought to be the favorites for a player nicknamed "Big Cat." But he used his second-to-last official visit on a trip to LSU. Bryant's signing would be a bonus for Ed Orgeron and staff.
  • Roster rumbling: Bryant is thin for a defensive lineman at 225, but that gives him plenty of room to grow in coordinator Dave Aranda's 3-4 defense. He would conceivably plug into Arden Key's spot, where a host of players could battle and rotate, including Isaiah Washington, Andre Anthony and Sci Martin.

K’Lavon Chaisson (update: chose LSU)

  • Position: Defensive end (weak side)
  • Hometown (school): Houston (North Shore)
  • National position rank: No. 4
  • Signing: 11 a.m. at North Shore High
  • Finalists: Texas, LSU and Florida 
  • Signing scoop: The Longhorns are seen as the clear favorite for this Arden Key-like specimen. He went on a rash of official visits late, making stops at four schools (Florida, LSU, Texas and Colorado) over a two-week span in January. 
  • Roster rumbling: His position is similar, if not the same, to Bryant's. He would fit into Key's spot as LSU's buck linebacker, a pass-rushing specialist who can also drop into coverage. 

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Nico Collins (update: chose Michigan)

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown (school): Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville)
  • National position rank: No. 23
  • Signing: 1:30 p.m. at Clay-Chalkville High
  • Finalists: Georgia, Michigan, Alabama and LSU
  • Signing scoop: The Wolverines are the favorite, but receivers coach Dameyune Craig, an Alabama native, has pressed Collins hard recently. He's the fifth-best player in Alabama and would be a coup if the Tigers could yank him out of state. 
  • Roster rumbling: The departures of Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural open some doors, but they're likely to be filled by rising sophomores like Derrick Dillon, Steven Sullivan, Drake Davis and Dee Anderson. Collins would give LSU a fourth receiver in the class.

Devonta Smith (update: chose Alabama)

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown (school): Amite (Amite)
  • National position rank: No. 9
  • Signing: 2 p.m. at Amite High
  • Finalists: Alabama and LSU
  • Signing scoop: The Crimson Tide enter signing day as the favorite, according to a host of recruiting sites. The Tigers are believed to be the only team with a fighting chance to steal away a player many believe is the best in the state. 
  • Roster rumbling: Just like Collins, Smith would need to fight for early playing time, but nobody, aside from D.J. Chark, is guaranteed a starting spot.

Marvin Wilson

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Hometown (school): Bellaire, Texas (Episcopal)
  • National position rank: No. 1
  • Signing (TV): 3:30 p.m. at Episcopal (ESPNU)
  • Finalists: LSU, Florida State, Texas, Ohio State
  • Signing scoop: The Tigers have held confidence in landing Wilson for several months. He has a close connection with Orgeron, a former defensive line coach, and the LSU staff. The Longhorns made a hard push, but many believe the Seminoles are the team the Tigers have to beat. 
  • Roster rumbling: LSU isn't short of defensive linemen, but you can never have too many, especially with Dave Aranda's rotational scheme. Wilson will almost certainly challenge early for a spot. After all, LSU did lose starting ends Lewis Neal and Davon Godchaux, and maybe Wilson will see time at nose tackle, too. 

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