Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/8/12

Top-ranked LSU is 13-0 and the SEC champion because Les Miles and his staff have recruited some of the best players in the nation.

And they do this every year.

Heck, LSU already has a verbal commitment from the top quarterback prospect in Gunner Keil.

So much like yesterday's top five players from Alabama, it's equally as tough to pare down LSU to its best five.

Tyrann Mathieu, DB

There's not a college football fan in the nation who hasn't heard of Tyrann Mathieu, and there are millions of fringe fans who have heard of him by his nickname ... Honey Badger.

LSU fans love the guy, and almost everyone else seems to despise him. He does play with a chip on his shoulder and he will jaw with opponents.

But let's not overlook his talent.

Mathieu is a small guy but he loves to hit. He can also cover a team's best receiver or blitz off the corner and cause havoc in the backfield.

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