Sports Illustrated released its top 100 for 2016 and LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been named the No. 1 ranked player in the country.
SI on Fournette:
In terms of pure dominance, no player matches the brute force of Leonard Fournette. As a sophomore in 2015 Fournette led the FBS in rushing yards per game (162.8) and finished third in total rushing yards with 1,953.
In two years Fournette is already fourth on the Tigers’ career rushing chart (2,987 yards), and he’ll enter 2016 as a preseason first-team All-America certainty. If starting a college football team from scratch, one would be remiss to not pick Fournette with the first-overall selection.
Alabama led the way with nine selections, followed by Clemson with seven. LSU, USC and Florida State each had five players.
SEC players joining Fournette in the top 10 are Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett (2) and Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson (8).
LSU players ranked in the top 100:
Leonard Fournette: (RB), No. 1
Tre'Davious White: (DB), No. 40
Ethan Pocic: (OL), No. 47
Jamal Adams: (S), No. 58
Davon Godchaux: (DL), No. 91
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