LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been ranked No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s top 100 players in college football for the 2016 season. He’s joined on the list by LSU players Ethan Pocic, Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White and Davon Godchaux, all of whom ranked at 40 or above.
“In terms of pure dominance, no player matches the brute force of Leonard Fournette,” Sports Illustrated said about the 21-year-old player. “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. That total, as well as Fournette’s 22 rushing touchdowns, both set LSU single-season records. Oh, and the 6’1”, 230-pound brick wall bounced off defenders for a startling 6.5 yards per carry. 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.”