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LSU 2005 signees......

2005 Football Signees
Capsules of the players in the 2005 LSU football recruiting class. Information was provided by the LSU Sports Information Department.

Kyle Anderson
TE, 6-6, 260
The Woodlands, Texas (HS)
One of the top tight end prospects in the state of Texas ... College footballnews.com No. 11 tight end ... ESPN.com No. 15 tight end ... Rivals.com No. 25 tight end ... Rivals.com Texas Top 100 No. 63 prospect ... No. 40 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 ... First team all-district 14-5A ... A hard hitter with aggressive run blocking ability ... Good hands and speed after the catch ... Had 16 catches for 398 yards and four TDs as a senior playing in a run-oriented scheme ... Had knee surgery following his junior season after suffering an MCL injury ... Bench presses 405 pounds and runs a 4.65 40-yard ... Born Sept. 25, 1986.

Darry Beckwith
LB, 6-1, 225
Parkview Baptist
Widely considered one of the top linebackers in Louisiana and the South ... Member of The Advocate Super Dozen ... Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 Prospects No. 107 ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 15 linebacker ... ESPN.com’s No. 9 OLB ... Rivals.com No. 9 OLB ... Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 No. 4 ... Scout.com Top Linebackers No. 52 ... Member Tom Lemming’s 2004 All-American Team ... No. 32 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Class 3A Defensive MVP (LHSAA and LSWA) ... District 8-3A defensive MVP ... All-Metro defensive MVP ... Combines tremendous instincts, drive and speed ... As a senior, made 135 tackles, including 20 for losses, with six sacks ... Had 140 tackles as a junior ... Also played running back ... Clocked at 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard ... Born May 15, 1987.

Ciron Black
OL, 6-5, 315
Robert E. Lee HS, Tyler, Texas
One of Texas’ top prospects ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 26 offensive linemen ... ESPN.com’s No. 14 offensive tackles ... Rivals.com No. 12 offensive guards ... No. 28 on Rivals.com Texas Top 100 ... Scout.com No. 31 offensive lineman ... Tom Lemming’s 2004 All-American Team ... No. 33 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 ... All-East Texas Team ... First-team Class 5A All-State ... Can dominate with tremendous size and strength ... Explosive run blocker with great footwork ... As a senior, averaged four pancake blocks per game ... Only gave up one sack in 15 games ... Played both offensive tackle positions and saw some action at defensive tackle ... Bench presses 350 pounds and squats 475 pounds ... Former high school teammate of LSU quarterback Matt Flynn ... Born Oct, 29, 1986.

Harry Coleman
6-3, 205, LB
West St. Mary-Baldwin
Originally signed with LSU in 2004 then was grayshirted ... Rivals.com No. 36 outside linebacker in 2004 ... No. 21 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 last year ... LHSAA Class 3A All-State ... Tremendous speed at his position ... Considered one of the top dual athletes in Louisiana starring at both linebacker and wide receiver ... As a senior, caught 14 TD passes and added over 170 tackles on defense ... Recorded more than 100 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... Grabbed nine touchdown passes in 2002 ... Clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40 ... A four-year lettermen in football, track, baseball and basketball ... Ran relays in track ... Born Nov. 10, 1985.

Chris Hawkins
DB, 6-1, 180
Walker (HS)
One of the state’s most coveted defensive back prospects ... Member of The Advocate Super Dozen ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 17 safety ... ESPN.com No. 22 cornerback ... Rivals.com No. 9 safety ... No. 7 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... Scout.com No. 27 cornerback ... No. 59 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... No. 68 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... Member of New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Class 5A all-state ... First-team All-Metro ... Great quickness, awareness and change of direction ... Saw limited action as a senior due to an ankle injury ... Did manage to run for 1,397 yards and 18 TDs ... Had 10 catches for 224 yards and three TDs as a wide receiver ... Also earned letters in track and basketball ... Timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40 ... Born April 12, 1986.

Lyle Hitt
DT, 6-2, 272
Parkview Baptist
Faced numerous double-teams but still tallied 45 tackles, including nine for losses and five sacks as a senior ... Missed three games in 2004 due to an ankle injury ... Member of The Advocate Second Dozen ... Rivals.com No. 27 defensive tackle ... No. 12 on Rivals. com Louisiana Top 25 ... Scout.com No. 32 defensive tackle ... No. 65 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Class 3A All-State ... First-team District 8-3A and All-Metro ... Made 75 tackles with four sacks as a junior ... Bench presses 350 pounds and squats 550 ... Temmate of LSU signee Darry Beckwith ... Born Aug. 27, 1986.

Trindon Holliday
ATH, 5-6, 170
Northeast HS, Zachary
One of the state’s fastest athletes ... Has been clocked at 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 6.27 in the 55-meter dash at a high school indoor meet in January ... Advocate Super Dozen Honorable Mention ... No. 24 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... Three-time Class 2A All-State as a kick returner and two-time Class 2A All-State as a running back ... Two-time District 8-2A offensive MVP ... All-Metro offensive MVP as a junior ... Makes precise cuts and beats defenders with his quickness and small stature ... Accumulated 2,210 yards rushing (11.4 per carry) on 193 carries and 34 TDs as a senior ... Averaged 27.6 yards per punt return ... Rushed for 1,870 yards and 26 TDs as a junior ... Three-time state champion in the 200 and two-time state champion in the 100 ... Indoor state champion in the 55-meters ... Will grayshirt this year at LSU ... Needs test score ... Born April 27, 1986.

Max Holmes
OL, 6-4, 295
Parkview Baptist
Originally signed with LSU in 2004 ... Rivals.com No. 4 center in 2004 ... No. 10 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... No. 13 on SuperPrep Louisiana 40 ... TheInsiders.com No. 72 offensive lineman ... Member of the 2004 Advocate Second Dozen ... Class 3A All-State ... A two-year starter at center ... Lauded for great work ethic and intelligence ... Bench presses 375 pounds and squats 450 ... Born April 5, 1986.

R.J. Jackson
RB, 6-0, 197
Westside HS, Houston
Highly-touted running back prospect ... U.S. Army All-America Bowl Participant (West Roster) ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 29 running back ... No. 43 on ESPN.com Top 100 ... ESPN.com No. 10 tailback ... Rivals.com No. 18 athlete ... No. 18 on Rivals.com Texas Top 100 ... No. 66 on Scout.com Hot 100 ... Scout.com No. 10 running back ... Tom Lemming’s 2004 All-American Team ... No. 8 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Winner of Houston Touchdown Club’s Ironman Award ... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 ... Class 5A All-State ... District 21-5A offensive and defensive MVP ... Has the skills and versatility to make an immediate impact on either side of the ball ... Saw action at running back, defensive back and return specialist ... As a senior, rushed for 774 yards and caught 37 passes for 837 yards with 34 total TDs ... Runs the 40 in 4.5 ... Born Nov. 26, 1986.

Al Jones
DE, 6-3, 240
A blue-chip defensive end rated among the nation’s best ... Member of The Advocate Super Dozen ... No. 58 on Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 7 defensive end ... ESPN.com No. 18 defensive end ... PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team ... No. 61 on Rivals.com Top 100 ... Rivals.com No. 2 weakside defensive end ... No. 2 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... No. 73 on Scout.com Hot 100 ... Scout.com No. 6 defensive end ... Tom Lemming’s All-American Team ... No. 23 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Fox Sports Net South’s Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" First-Team ... No. 17 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Class 5A All-State ... First-team all-metro New Orleans ... Relentless and aggressive pass rusher who caused havoc throughout his career ... Good quickness and first step off the line ... Registered 79 tackles and eight sacks as a senior and blocked three kicks .. As a junior had 30 tackles for losses including 11 sacks among his 70 tackles ... Bench presses 315 pounds and squats 545 ... Timed at 4.7 seconds in the 40 and has a 36-inch vertical leap ... Born Feb. 25, 1987.

Sammy Joseph
CB, 5-11, 185
Archbishop Shaw HS, New Orleans
Transferred to LSU from Colorado after sitting out the 2004 season ... Three years of eligibility remaining ... Played in 12 games at Colorado in 2003 with 55 tackles (45 solo), including three for losses ... Had two interceptions and five pass breakups ... Clocked at 4.43 seconds in the 40 ... Recorded a 39-inch vertical leap ... Brother, Vance, is defensive backs coach at Bowling Green.

Steven Korte
FB, 6-2, 230
Fontainebleau HS, Mandeville
The state’s top fullback prospect in 2004 ... Member of The Advocate Second Dozen ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 4 fullback ... ESPN.com No. 10 fullback ... Rivals.com No. 4 fullback ... No. 5 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... No. 83 on Scout.com’s Top Running Backs list ... No. 78 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... No. 88 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Showed ability to run, catch the ball out of the backfield and serve as a punishing blocker ... Physical running style with strong hands ... Missed two games to start the 2004 season with a pulled hamstring ... Recorded 98 carries for 628 yards and six touchdowns ... Added 16 catches for 243 yards and three TDs ... As a junior rushed for 1,234 yards and 19 TDs ... Also saw time at linebacker ... Runs a 4.5 40 ... Father, Steve Korte, played for the New Orleans Saints and was an All-American offensive lineman at Arkansas ... Born March 10, 1986.

Brandon LaFell
WR, 6-3, 180
Lamar HS, Houston
Could be the steal of LSU’s class ... One of the nation’s most underrated wide receivers ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 33 receiver ... No. 40 on ESPN.com’s Top 100 Prospects ... ESPN.com’s No. 5 wide receiver ... Rivals.com No. 32 wide receiver ... No. 32 on Rivals.com Texas Top 100 ... Scout.com No. 35 wide receiver ... Member of Tom Lemming’s 2004 All-American Team ... No. 7 on Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 ... Second-team Class 5A All-State as a utility back ... First-Team All-Greater Houston Area ... First-Team All-District 21-5A ... Possesses height, soft hands and breakaway speed ... A precise route runner with a great vertical leap ... Can separate from defenders easily ... Made 46 catches for 1,116 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Had eight interceptions as a defensive back, returning four for TDs ... Also returned punts of 65 and 58 yards for touchdowns ... Also a point guard in basketball ... Clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40 ... Born Nov. 4, 1986.

Ryan Perrilloux
QB, 6-2, 207
East St. John HS, Reserve
Arguably both the nation’s top prospect for 2005 and one of LSU’s top recruits in years ... Ball Park National Player of the Year ... Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) National Offensive Player of the Year ... EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback ... Parade All-American ... USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year ... U.S. Army All-America Bowl Participant (West Roster) ... Louisiana’s Mr. Football ... Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... No. 1 on ESPN.com’s Top 100 Prospects ... ESPN.com’s No. 1 quarterback ... No. 5 on Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 1 quarterback ... No. 2 Scout.com Hot 100 ... Scout.com No. 2 quarterback ... PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team No. 3 quarterback ... No. 16 on Rivals.com Top 100 ... Rivals.com No. 1 Dual-Threat Quarterback ... No. 1 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... Tom Lemming’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... Fox Sports Net South’s Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" First-Team ... No. 1 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Class 5A All-State ... All-Metro, All-River Parishes offensive MVP ... And yes, member of The Advocate Super Dozen ... A consensus five-star All-American by every major recruiting publication ... A dominating playmaker called by many as the most dangerous offensive weapon in the nation ... Considered to have the strongest arm in the country with a quick release and pinpoint accuracy ... Racked up a Louisiana high school record 5,006 total yards of offense as a senior, including 3,546 yards passing and 1,460 yards rushing ... Accounted for 67 total touchdowns (30 passing, 37 rushing) in 2004 ... Had 12,705 career yards (9,025 passing and 3,680 rushing), which ranks second all-time in Louisiana history ... Ranks fourth on the state’s all-time passing list ... Had 155 total touchdowns (84 passing, 71 rushing) in his career ... Totaled 21 tackles and two interceptions on defense ... Accounted for 495 yards offense in his final high school game versus Evangel in the state playoffs ... Plays shooting forward for the basketball team and center field in baseball ... Timed at 4.48 in the 40 ... Born Jan. 1, 1987.

Chase Pittman
DL, 6-4, 260
Evangel HS, Shreveport
Transferred to LSU from Texas ... Played 10 games for the Longhorns in 2003, recording 10 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks ... A blue-chip defensive lineman and one of the top recruits in the nation coming out of high school ... Strong and aggressive with solid technique ... Earned all-state honors his junior and senior seasons ... Registered 63 tackles, including 14 for losses and six sacks as a senior ... Bench presses 440 pounds ... Born March 15, 1983.

Antonio Robinson
RB, 6-1, 199
Winnfield (HS)
The top running back prospect in the state ... Member of The Advocate Super Dozen ... No. 138 on Collegefootballnews.com Top 150 ... Collegefootballnews.com No. 14 running back ... ESPN.com No. 21 tailback ... Rivals.com No. 11 running back ... No. 6 on Rivals.com Louisiana Top 25 ... Scout.com No. 22 running back ... Tom Lemming’s 2004 All-American Team ... Tom Lemming’s All-Southwest Team ... No. 51 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip List ... Class 3A All-State ... First-team All-District 2-3A ... Good size, strength and vision ... Power back who knows how to finish a run ... Still possesses necessary speed to turn up the field and run outside ... Hard-working team player ... Rushed for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... As a junior, totaled 1,348 yards on the ground and 16 TDs ... Clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40 ... Earned letters in basketball and track ... Born Dec. 28, 1986.

P.J. Zimmerman
DS, 6-4, 220
Jesuit HS, New Orleans
Grayshirt from 2004 ... Participated in LSU fall practice only ... His talents were recognized by Prokicker.com as one of the nation’s top deep snapper recruits in 2003 ... Also an underrated tight end who helped Jesuit to a 10-3 record and a quarterfinal playoff appearance in Class 5A ... Bench presses 340 pounds and squats 485 ... Runs a 4.78 40 ... Born April 7, 1986.
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