Landing the nation's top-ranked pro-style quarterback can certainly boost a recruiting class.
LSU vaulted from ninth to fourth in 247Sports' team recruiting rankings, climbing after locking up Columbus East (Ind.) five-star signal-caller
The Tigers have had success with another Indiana quarterback in the past. Matt Mauck -- originally from Jasper, Ind. -- led LSU to BCS National Championship in 2003.
With Kiel's commitment, LSU comes in just behind Michigan, but could supplant the Wolverines by adding five-star safety
Alabama, the other major contender for Collins, remains No. 1, with Texas and Oklahoma rounding out the top five. Heading into the New Year, here's how things stand.