Indoor track is here! Introducing our first recruiting ranking for LA Track and Field. This time of year college coaches everywhere are tracking down the top high school athletes across the country to sign with them for college. Louisiana has had many top athletes who have gone on to win major conference titles, national titles, and All-American honors and we look to see where those athletes are heading. We will present the top 15 recruits throughout the season and rank them according to how ready they are to contribute to a college program.
Like many other recruiting rankings, we will also use a star ranking system. Athletes with 5 stars are ready to step on to a major college team and contribute immediately. 4 star athletes are a year or two away from being a significant contributor to a major program or could be a contributor immediately at a mid-major program. 3 star athletes are two to three years away from being a contributor to a major program but could contribute to a mid-major program within a year or two. Rankings can and will change throughout the season.
|2||Abigail O’Donaghue||Denham Springs||4||Jumps||LSU|
|3||Kyah Lloyd||C.E. Byrd||4||Hurdles|
|5||Rikianne Patterson||Edna Karr||4||Jumps|
|8||Loren James||Baton Rouge High||4||Throws|
|11||Landry West||St. Joseph Academy||3||Jumps|
|12||Helena Tibbs||Beau Chene||3||Jumps|
|14||Ariel Belle||White Castle||3||Sprints|
|15||Raelynn Price||Baton Rouge High||3||Sprints|
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