BATON ROUGE — With a top-10 recruiting class wrapped up for next month, LSU hosted junior day for its prospective 2011 recruiting class on Saturday, and LSU coach Les Miles thinks he has seen the future.
“They’re as good as there is,” Miles said of his 2011 class in a state-of-the-program interview on Friday. “This would be a nice group to start and solidify a team. This junior class will certainly fit nicely with that group we’ll sign just in front of them (next month).”
Miles’ 2009 recruiting class was judged No. 1 in the nation by ESPN and No. 2 by Rivals.com. His incoming 2010 class was viewed as a top-five class at one time, but it has dipped to No. 9 by Rivals.com. In his four classes from 2006-09, he had three top-seven classes.
“We’re probably a class like (2011) backed up with the class we have on the board (2010) away from being a dominant team for years to come,” Miles said. “That’s what we want to be. There’s no question the bar is high here, and we enjoy it. There’s no question the goals have not changed.”