Here's Why Everett Golson Should Choose LSU
Everett Golson is going to make his decision on which school he will be transfering to on Monday, and all signs point to Florida State. But are Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles the right choice? Golson should strongly consider Les Miles and the Tigers instead. For a couple of years now, LSU has been a solid quarterback away from making a national title run. Golson would be the answer.
The Running Game: LSU has one of the premier rushing attacks in the country. And they have arguably the best running back in college football in Leonard Fournette. Fournette is going into his sophomore season, and as a freshman the talented back ran for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. I'm sure we all remember the run against Texas A&M where Fournette demolished a defender in the open field to score. Yeah, he's the real deal, and a guy like Fournette would take a tremendous amount of pressure off of Golson.
The Receivers: LSU is known to always have solid, big bodied receivers catching passes. And 2015 will be no different. Malachi Dupre returns for his sophomore season, and the Tigers expect great things out of Dupre. Dupre came on late in 2014, catching only 14 passes for 5 touchdowns, but a lot of that has to do with the lack of consistency at the quarterback position for the Tigers. Dupre is a solid 6'3 and has the potential to be the next big thing.
Along with Dupre is junior Travin Dural. in 2014 Dura had over 700 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns with only 37 receptions. Like Dupre, Dural is big, listed at 6'2.
Finally, there's John Diarse. Like Dupre, his production was limited due to inconsistent quarterback play. But going into his sophomore season, Diarse looks to make a much bigger impact. In 2014 Diarse totaled only 15 catches for close to 300 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Like Dupre and Dural, Diarse is a solid 6 foot.
LSU boasts a solid receiving group, and they're all home run hitters, all having touchdown receptions of 50 or more yards.
The Defense: In 2014 LSU ranked 9th in the country in total defense. The Tigers are consistently solid on defense, and that's only expected in the tough SEC conference. The Tigers will most likely be the same solid defensive unit in 2015 as they return a young group across the board. Offenses will have a tough task when facing the Tigers in 2015.
The Recruiting Class: LSU yet again has a strong recruiting class. The class consists of 1 five star, 16 four star, and 5 three star recruits. The class consists of the #3 and #12 ranked receivers. Tyron Johnson, 6'1 and Brandon Martin 6'3. The Tigers are also excited to debut stud receiver D.J. Clark, who's been lighting it up in spring practice. The Tigers have nothing but talent at the receiver position. Along with receivers, comes a plethora of talent on defense. Including the #2 corner in Kevin Tolliver II and the #6 defensive end in Arden Key. Another notable recruit is the brother of stud running back Leonard Fournette, Lanard Fournette.
Final Thoughts: If Everette Golson wants to be successful, I would suggest joining the Bayou Bengals in Baton Rouge. The quarterback would have a ton of weapons at his disposal, and a defense to back him up. On top of the talent at his disposal, Golson would get vast amounts of exposure playing at an SEC school. With opponents like Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Arkansas, Golson will have the opportunity to showcase his talents against the top talent in the country. But, who knows what Golson will do, and LSU may be a long shot, but just looking at the situation from a distance LSU seems to be a great fit.