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LSU Picks Up Four-Star Recruit

I'm not completely sold on LSU's recruiting under Les Miles yet, but it makes me feel better for him to go into Florida and steal a quality offensive lineman. Lord knows, we need them right now.

Glades Central offensive lineman Ernest McCoy has committed to play football next year at Louisiana State University. McCoy, a pre-season Super 11 pick by The Palm Beach Post, visited the Baton Rouge school Oct. 14 and said he called LSU coaches Monday with his oral commitment.

"I think I will be in a great position to play early," McCoy said. "And on my visit, I got a real home-like feeling."

McCoy said he still might make visits to Mississippi, Auburn and West Virginia.

I never understand why a recruit commits to one school and still takes visits. If you're going to commit to a school, do it and be done. That said, of the three schools listed, I'd be most worried about Tommy Tuberville and Auburn stealing McCoy. Tuberville always gets talent out of Florida and if Auburn end up winning the SEC and going to a BCS bowl this year, it would be a very good selling point for him.

One reason to be excited about the commitment is LSU is also recruiting McCoy's teammate, five-star wideout Deonte Thompson. The two visited campus together two weeks ago. It might not mean anything, but it never hurts having somene else selling the Tigers to one of the nation's premier WR recruits.

Miles needs to get a few players like Thompson every year from outside the state and he'll have to go to Florida and Texas to do it. Hopefully there is good news to come.