Signee limit is 25 Initial counter limit is 25 Total counter limit is 85
Nothing has changed with back counting early enrollees. Nothing has changed for SEC schools since the 25 signee limit was already in effect as a conference measure. This is the first year it has been an NCAA rule across the board.
They signed only 19 last year so they can have six EE's and count them back to last year's class. That leaves them with 28 commits. They are obviously thinking that at least 3 will either not qualify or just go elsewhere. The hard limit is 25 per year and is non-negotiable.
Sr Starters - OL Pat Lewis, WR Ryan Swope, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR Kenric McNeil, DT Spencer Nealy, LB Jonathan Stewart, LB Sean Porter, FS Steven Terrell, and part time starter CB/PR Dustin Harris. So 8.5 starters.
Also, 3 Jrs draft possibilities - OL Jake Matthews, OL Luke Joeckel, DE Damontre Moore
quote: according to Ponamsky you can't do this anymore. only option to get that many players in is gray shirt.
Since many schools, including LSU, are signing EEs, has it occurred to you that he may be wrong? There is nothing in the rules that has changed that prohibit EEs. The 25 limit has an explicit exception for EEs.
Ponamsky is getting his info from sources at LSU, and there have been multiple reports that LSU compliance doesn't interpret the bylaws the same way as the rest of us that can read. Apparently LSU believes they can only take a max of 27, with Johnson and Fanaika being the only two that can count back.