Rivals has named LSU running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson as the National Recruiter of the Year.
Wilson is credited with signing three 5-stars and five 4-stars.
Wilson explained to Rivals, "This year we had 15 in-state kids who could go anywhere in the country, not just around the SEC. We were fending off Ohio State, Michigan, USC - you name it down the stretch not to mention Auburn, Florida, Alabama and everyone else down here.”
“Everyone came into Louisiana this year and tried to pull guys out and I could tell you some stories of how hard guys went after our guys like La'El, Freak Johnson, Jarvis and the rest. People who say it's easy to keep kids in Louisiana at home at LSU just don't know and we really just lost one guy we coveted and that was Greg Robinson, but we got the rest. Sure there are some kids that just want to play for LSU and that's their dream, but nowadays temptation to get out of state and play for some other great programs is always there. And it's our job to fend them off as best we can."
Wilson just finished his first year at LSU. He previously coached the wide receivers at Tennessee under Lane Kiffin. He coached the running backs at Southern Miss and Ole Miss, where he got his start at the college level under Ed Orgeron.
You can read more about Frank Wilson and see the entire list of Top 25 recruiters according to Rivals, right here.