LSU’s 2016 recruiting class is filling up quickly – and moving back up, too.
Arizona kicker Connor Culp has committed to the 2016 group, according to a message on a Twitter account believed to be belonging to Culp.
Culp is LSU’s 19th commit in a class that’s expected to include 26 signees. Recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson said earlier this summer that the Tigers are “plus-one” in regard to the NCAA’s normal maximum of 25 signees a year. Because of previous classes, LSU can sign one extra player.
Some six months before National Signing Day, just seven spots remain in a class that retook Ohio State for No. 1 in the nation in 247Sports’ team rankings. Kickers don’t always receive a scholarship, but Culp was offered one, according to kicker guru Chris Sailer.
Culp is rated as the fifth-best kicker in the nation, according to 247Sports. According to Scout.com, he’s the fourth-best kicker in the class. The two recruiting services reported that Culp had offers from LSU and Army.
He tweeted about his commitment Tuesday, followed by Sailer’s story.
LSU has four place-kickers on staff, including expected starter Colby Delahoussaye, a junior, and Trent Domingue, also a junior. Cameron Gamble is a sophomore, and Kyle Pfau, a presumed walk-on, is a redshirt freshman this season.
2016 LSU commits
Position Name | Hometown | National 247Sports Position Rank
CB Savion Smith | Bradenton, Florida | 2
S Eric Monroe | Houston | 1
DT Edwin Alexander | Hammond | 7
QB Feleipe Franks | Crawfordville, Fla. | 1
WR Dee Anderson | Mesquite, Texas | 11
WR Stephen Sullivan | Donaldsonville, La. | 12
LB Erick Fowler | Manor, Texas | 6
LB Rahssan Thornton | Killeen, Texas | 34
OL Donavaughn Campbell | Pontchatoula | 3
TE Jamal Pettigrew | New Orleans | 6
CB Andraez Williams | Shreveport | 22
DT Glenn Logan | Destrehan | 25
S Cameron Lewis | Monroe | 14
DE Andre Anthony | New Orleans | 27
S Clifford Chattman | New Orleans | 31
DE Caleb Roddy | Denham Spring | 30
OL Jakori Savage | Bay Minette, Ala. | 106
K Connor Culp | Phoenix, Arizona | 5
WR Da’Monte Coxie | Reserve | 70