Last night, New Orleans TE Foster Moreau announced his commitment to LSU via Twitter:
Excited to announce that I have officially committed to play football for LSU!! #GeauxTigers— Foster Moreau (@fhmoreau) December 25, 2014
The news isn't altogether shocking, considering the Tigers offered a week ago and seemed to be turning up the heat on his recruitment. He's set to visit on January 16th, but still has visits to Air Force (Jan. 9th), and Tulane (Jan. 23rd) scheduled.
Moreau sports a great frame at 6'5", 225 pounds. Here are his highlights:
There's a one-handed catch around the 9:15 mark that's pretty salty. He's not the most fluid or explosive guy, but he's got a nifty set of hands, and his 6'5" could lead to being an excellent RZ target once he adds some needed bulk. There's not many highlights of his blocking, so hard to evaluate there.
Keeping the TE cupboard full has long been a priority under Miles, even if it's hardly been a priority to include them within the passing game. Logan Stokes and Travis Dickson are both graduating, leaving Dillon Gordon, Desean Smith, Colin Jeter and Jacory Washington as the lone scholarship players at the position. Hanner Shipley will join the program next month, as an early enrollee, to add further depth. Bry'Keithon Mouton is another player that could be additional depth come summer, though at 6'1", 230 pounds, he may factor more as a FB or HBack.
Moreau makes 16 total commitments for the 2015 signing class, if don't count kicker Jack Gonsulin, who is not listed as a commit on any of the recruiting sites. That leaves nine remaining spots to be filled, unless Jeremy Cutrer and/or Hanner Shipley are able to be back-counted.
Here's a list of some guys to keep an eye on to fill those final spots:
Tyron Johnson, Donte Jackson, Damarkus Lodge, Lanard Fournette, Toby Weathersby, Chidi Valentine-Okeke, Kyle Phillips, Dylan Jackson, Daylon Mack, Justin Martin (JUCO), Ugo Amadi, Justin Reid, Jamal Peters, Derrick Dillon.
How LSU closes these next few weeks will be a key factor in decided if this class ranks somewhere in the low teens or high teens. The staff has a lot of work to do.