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A Few 2013 Commitments and Recruiting Tidbits

NSD is just days removed and the recruiting circus is jump started yet again. The recruiting grind is arguably the most arduous aspect to coaching at any level. It's also, in my opinion, the most important part to building an excellent program.

LSU picked up three commitments at their Junior Day this weekend. There's not a wealth of information about the three available just yet, but after the jump I'll talk about them and a few other LSU recruiting targets.

Chuck Baker, WR, Salmen HS, Slidell, LA
6'2, 185

I know virtually nothing about Baker. In fact, the only tape on him around is behind a pay-wall on and was just put up this weekend. Just gathering message board tidbits, I've garnered he's got a stellar set of hands and is a very physical player (reportedly knocked a kid unconscious while blocking down field). He also, apparently, lacks great speed. Again, this is all second-hand opinion (which I hate, but I have nothing else to give you right now). Hopefully some more of his tape will surface and I can give you all a better evaluation.

Tre'Davious White, ATH, Green Oaks HS, Shreveport, LA
5'11, 175

Really like the tape on this kid. Like most guys who are the best player on their small-school team, White plays virtually everywhere. At 5'11, 175, he's got a sturdy build and likely projects to DB at the next level. In interviews he said Miles told him he could play WR or CB and return kicks, but I think he projects best as a DB. I like his physicality in run support. The kid can also really run. He's a smart kid too (3.9 GPA, Valedictorian candidate).

Jeremy Cutrer, S, Jewel Sumner HS, Kentwood, LA
6'3, 175

Cutrer is a tall, sleak safety prospect that I honestly know nothing about. I haven't found any tape of him available, yet. I will say, if Ron Cooper felt good enough to offer him at DB, the kid can play.

Other Tidbits

Ricky Seals-Jones was in town for a visit and, according to his own twitter, loved the campus. He's from Sealy, Texas and reports say its and LSU/Texas battle for his services, with Texas in the driver's seat. Seals-Jones is a really talented WR prospect, but many believe he projects best to TE. Right now he's listed at 6'5, 220 pounds.

Ishmael Wilson is a big OL prospect, who now lives in Dallas, Texas. He spent 10 years of his life in New Orleans, however, and remains a big LSU fan. Reportedly, he would commit on the spot, if offered. He was in town for Junior Day but an offer was not extended. He will attend Texas' junior day next weekend and will apparently receive an offer there. I don't see any reason to panic about LSU losing this one. If they want him, they can get him.

These players were also offered:

Tevin Lawson (BTW, he also essentially said committing was more of a formality)
Tim Williams
Josh Boutte
Maurice Smith
Christian Lacouture