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Les Miles snags best signing class of his career at LSU: 2014 class ranks No. 2

LSU's head football coach, Les Miles
LSU's head football coach, Les Miles
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Head football coach Les Miles has managed to snag his best signing class in his career at LSU, with the 2014 signing class ranking No. 2 in the nation according to reports on Thursday, Feb. 6. 2014.

LSU came away from National Signing Day with a full slate of talented football players who will be ready to fill positions vacated by players who graduated and others that left early for the NFL.

Among the notable signees for the Tigers were four five star players and 12 four star players. Seven players are rated No. 3 or better in the nation in their positions as noted by 24/7 Sports.

Malachi Dupre, a wide receiver from John Curtis High School in New Orleans, La., was heavily recruited by the Tigers and a nice surprise on National Signing Day. Dupre was also looking at UCLA, Alabama, Florida State, and Ole Miss. Dupre signed his letter of intent live on ESPN in his high school gym which was packed with students.

Three other uncommitted players chose LSU on National Signing Day. They are Trey Lealaimatafao, a defensive tackle, who chose LSU over Oregon and Travonte Valentine, a four star rated defensive tackle from Florida. Sione Teuhema, a three star defensive end who was previously committed to Texas, chose LSU on signing day.

The Tigers missed out on several top ranked players from Louisiana, but replaced them with equally talented or better players.

Coach Miles had this to say about the 2014 recruiting class, “I think you’ll like this group. This class is a mix of speed, size and strength. It’s an opportunity to replace guys that have graduated from college and replace those juniors that in three years have gone on to the NFL. I think LSU is becoming and has always been, but is becoming more marketable (nationally)."

Click here to see the complete list of LSU's 2014 signing class.

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