Tigers in good position on National Signing Day
BATON ROUGE - National Signing Day has started off just the way Les Miles and his LSU coaching staff would have liked.
The Tigers started the day with eight players of the 2013 class already on campus as early enrollees, and the letters quickly started rolling in after that.
LSU has 25 commits just after ten in the morning, and there is word that a flip is in the works, as defensive end Tashawn Bowers was an Auburn commit, then to Florida before settling on the LSU Tigers.
His official letter of intent has yet to arrive, however local media in New Jersey has already interviewed Bowers regarding his selection.
"With the great relationship I have with the LSU coaching staff, (defensive line coach Brick) Haley, coach Miles, and everyone there, I felt really comfortable at campus," Bower told the Newark Star Ledger.
Bowers would be the 26th signee for LSU who picked up local star player Kendall Beckwith out of East Feliciana shortly after 9:30 this morning. Beckwith played both offense and defense for the Tigers, but at LSU is expected to decide between linebacker and defensive end.
John Curtis linebacker Duke Riley was the first letter of intent to make it to the Tiger Football office this morning at 7:08 a.m..
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1. Enrolled John Diarse WR Monroe, La. Neville HS 6-1 205
2. Enrolled Fehoko Fanaika OL Sacramento, Calif. Florin HS (College of San Mateo) 6-6
3. Enrolled Anthony Jennings QB Marietta, Ga. Marietta HS 6-2 205
4. Enrolled Avery Johnson WR Pompano Beach, Fla. Ely HS 6-1 180
5. Enrolled Christian LaCouture DT Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln Southwest HS 6-5 290
6. Enrolled Ethan Pocic OL Lemont, Ill. Lemont HS 6-7 287
7. Enrolled Hayden Rettig QB Los Angeles, Calif. Cathedral HS 6-2 201
8. Enrolled Logan Stokes TE Muscle Shoals, Ala. Muscle Shoals HS (NE Miss. CC) 6-5 253
9. 7:08 a.m. Duke Riley LB New Orleans, La. John Curtis HS 6-1 205
10. 7:10 a.m. Lewis Neal DE Wilson N.C. James B. Hunt HS 6-1 234
11. 7:13 a.m. K.J. Malone OL Ruston, La. Cedar Creek HS 6-3 307
12. 7:19 a.m. Frank Herron DE Memphis, Tenn. Memphis Central HS 6-5 245
13. 7:42 a.m. DeSean Smith TE Lake Charles, La. Barbe HS 6-4 226
14. 7:48 a.m. Greg Gilmore DT Hope Mills, N.C. South View HS 6-4 275
15. 8:07 a.m. Andy Dodd OL Lindale, Ga. Pepperell HS 6-3 330
16. 8:15 a.m. Josh Boutte OL New Iberia, La. Westgate HS 6-4 324
17. 8:27 a.m. Quantavius Leslie WR Hogansville, Ga. Callaway HS (Hinds CC) 6-4 190
18. 8:34 a.m. Melvin Jones LB Lake Charles, La. Washington-Marion HS 6-3 245
19. 8:41 a.m. Kevin Spears WR New Orleans, La. Holy Cross HS 6-3 190
20. 8:50 a.m. Jeryl Brazil ATH Loranger, La. Loranger HS 5-9 181
21. 8:59 a.m. MJ Patterson DE Winnfield, La. Winnfield HS 6-2 218
22. 9:05 a.m. Rickey Jefferson DB Destrehan, La. Destrehan HS 5-10 187
23. 9:10 a.m. Kendell Beckwith LB Jackson, La. East Feliciana HS 6-3 225
24. 9:15 a.m. Tre'Davious White DB Shreveport, La. Green Oaks HS 5-10 170
25. 10:13 a.m. Rashard Robinson DB Pompano Beach, Fla. Ely HS 6-1 163