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LSU Tigers wrap up early signing period with "quality over quantity"

9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Wednesday, December 15 2021 Dec 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 6:46 PM December 15, 2021 in Sports
Source: WBRZ - TV

New LSU head coach Brian Kelly may not have been in Baton Rouge very long, but he understands the importance of keeping Louisiana’s talent at home.

Kelly's first signing class leaned heavily on Louisiana players as the first-year LSU head coach signed 10 of 13 players from the Boot on the first day of the early signing period. 

“I really like this class and it’s one that fills some immediate needs for us especially on the offensive line,” Kelly said. “Louisiana is so vital to our success as a program and we were able to bring the best players in our state to LSU. 

“We want to recruit great players, but it’s also vital to our success to have high character young men in our program who value the great education LSU offers. We did that with this class. This is a group that will make LSU proud and lay the foundation for the championship program we are building.”

Coach Kelly still has to finalize his staff, including hiring offensive and defensive coordinators as well as rounding out the remainder of his assistants.  That staff will have another two months to work the remainder of recruits before National Signing Day wraps up on February 2, 2022. 

LSU is also expected to hit the transfer portal very hard as they look to refill the Tigers roster which has been depleted by both injury and defections.

 

LSU Football – Class of 2022 Early Signees

Jordan Allen                       CB          5-11        182         Lafayette, La. (Lafayette Christian Academy)

Bo Bordelon                        OL          6-5          269         Raceland, La. (Newman High School)

Will Campbell                    OL          6-6          286         Monroe, La. (Neville High School)

Nathan Dibert                    PK          5-11        195         Hartland, Mich. (Hartland High School)

Tygee Hill                           DT          6-2          283         New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr High School)

Walker Howard                QB          6-1          183         Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More High School)

Landon Ibieta                     WR         5-11        175         Mandeville, La. (Mandeville High School)

Emery Jones                        OL          6-4          330         Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic High School)

Mason Taylor                     TE           6-5          225         Plantation, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas High School)

DeMario Tolan                  LB           6-1          211         Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips High School)

Laterrance Welch              CB          6-1          178         Lafayette, La. (Acadiana High School)

Fitzgerald West Jr.            OL          6-2          314         Lafayette, La. (Lafayette Christian Academy)

Quency Wiggins               DE          6-5          265         Baton Rouge, La. (Madison Prep)

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