Is LSU in line for a historic 2016 recruiting class?

LSU is atop almost all of the recruiting rankings for '16.
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There was plenty of consternation emanating from Baton Rouge this past season. A three-game losing streak led to LSU head coach Les Miles nearly losing his job. 

Miles ultimately kept his job — hitting the recruiting trails with a considerable amount of zeal. When looking at LSU’s current 21-man recruiting class, it’s astounding. 

Yes, many of these commitments are "verbal" in nature. On Feb. 3, these pledges will become official. A recruit does have the ability to change his/her mind before then. 

With that said, the future looks incredibly bright at LSU. 

Rivals.com, Scout.com, and 247Sports.com are accurate barometers for how a program is doing from a recruiting standpoint. 

As currently constituted, LSU has the No. 2 class in the country for Rivals and Scout. 247Sports currently has LSU with the No. 1 class in the nation. On ESPN.com, LSU has 18 prospects within the top 300 nationally. 17 of the 21 commitments on 247Sports are 4-star prospects. 

The class is comprised of impressive talent up front on both sides of the ball. It’s also loaded when it comes to receiver prospects. Perhaps a scary proposition for other programs in the SEC, LSU isn’t done. 

There’s still a chance for the Tigers to land elite prospects such as Rashard Lawrence, Nigel Warrior, Kristian Fulton, Deontay Anderson, and Ben Davis.