Here's how many players Brian Kelly expects LSU football to sign in 2023 class

In May, the NCAA DI Council issued a two-year blanket waiver that allows FBS schools to sign more than 25 players to scholarships in a signing period.

While schools still have to stay within the overall scholarship limit of 85,

this provides flexibility going into the early signing period Dec. 21 through Dec. 23.

That includes both freshmen and transfer portal scholarship signees.

“It’s (this class) going to be mid-to-high 30s,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said. “I think within a calendar year,

we could be close to turning over 70 scholarships.”

Last year, LSU signed 15 freshmen and 16 transfers on scholarship.

This year, the Tigers enter the early signing period with 25 hard commits in the freshman class,

 according to 247Sports, and still awaits answers from a few other national names,

 like five star cornerback Desmond Ricks and four-star defensive lineman Jordan Hall.


2023 Way too early Heisman Trophy candidates