Class ranking: N/A
Analysis: New head coach Mike Haywood essentially had a few weeks to put together his first recruiting class at TSU since being hired in December. Considering the circumstances, he got everything he needed. The Tigers signed 16 players for 2016. Haywood said restocking the trenches was of high priority and he addressed that with three offensive linemen, a tight end, two defensive tackles and a defensive end.
Top prospect: Cameron Davis, QB, Arkansas Baptist/Madison HS. The Madison product is coming back home as a transfer for a chance to help Texas Southern immediately in 2016. Davis stands at 6-3 and 210 pounds. Haywood said this is one he was especially proud to sign.
Late addition: Julian Marcantel, LB, Hamilton Christian (Lake Charles, La.). It's not just Houston that Haywood wants to lock down. He wants to strengthen recruiting ties to Louisiana, too. Enter Marcantel, who committed four days ago. He is joined along with defensive tackle Micah Minter from Byrd High School in Lake Charles, La. Marcantel played quarterback in high school, too.
One who got away: Davis is into the fold, but Hightower quarterback Neiko Hollins would've been a great get for the Tigers. He instead committed and signed to Prairie View A&M. TSU was hoping to flip him down the stretch.
What coach Mike Haywood had to say: "I think it's an outstanding class. I think the assistant coaches did a tremendous job leading the pathway making sure that we were going on the right course to recruit the right student-athletes to make us a better football team."