According to this, and take it for what it's worth because it is not an official release from the University, it looks like LSU is in position to have to Elliott Porter someone because they appear to not have enough scholarships for everyone they signed. This is despite the fact that they have already had a number of players leave for various reasons since NSD.
"LSU fall roster released. Chris Tolliver, Ryan St. Julien and Kellen Theriot are not listed."
In addition, 2011 signee Alzono Lewis did not qualify, which brings the total to at least 4 guys combined from the returning roster and the list of players signed in 2011 that will not make it to the roster with one player still pending the NCAA clearinghouse.
Mickey Johnson signed with LSU in the 2011 class and is in the process of trying to clear the NCAA clearinghouse, and if he clears it is expected that he will join the team because he was not recruited as a greyshirt and there has been no talk of him taking a grayshirt. Furthermore, Miles expects him to join the team when he clears the NCAA.
"We expect that he will clear," Miles said. "It's just a time issue. That being said, he might join us in August just before school starts.
The other missing recruit is wide receiver Alonzo Lewis of St. James. Miles said Lewis "would not be with us and may go the junior college route. We will still very much follow him."
The guys over at www.andthevalleyshook.com don't believe there is room for everyone and should Mickey Johnson qualify there won't be room for him under the 85 limit.
Les Miles manages scholarships about as well as he manages the game clock in the waning seconds of a tight game. If it does turn out that LSU does not have room for Johnson and someone has to leave the program in order for LSU to stay under the 85 limit LSU should be banned from oversigning for life. They should have to report their number of available spots on NSD to the NCAA and then only be allowed to sign what they have room for on NSD. If someone leaves after NSD then they can sign another player to that scholarship after the player leaving has a cleared an exit interview with the NCAA. That should be their punishment if they, for a second year in a row, have to pull a scholarship at the last minute or play games with the numbers to come in at 85.