Mark it four. LSU has received its fourth commitment for the 2017 recruiting class since Friday, with local product Aaron Moffitt of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge joining the class.
The 6-4, 255-pound defensive lineman is the son of LSU's strength & conditioning coach, Tommy Moffitt. He joins Stephen Guidry and Tory Carter as the third attendee to Saturday's Bayou Picnic event to call it a day. The Tigers originally offered Moffitt in February, and beat out Cal, South Carolina and Louisiana Tech for his commitment. He's listed as a three-star in the 247 Sports Composite, but still hasn't been evaluated by the service.
Moffitt makes two defensive line commits in the 2017 class, joining massive Lafayette defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin. Look for Ed Orgeron to continue to pursue junior college defensive ends Joe Anderson and Isaiah Buggs, who both project as bigger defensive ends in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's 3-4 defense.
Moffitt had 55 tackles and 12 sacks in an All-State 2015 season for the 5A-Select state champion Bears. I see a very well-built player that uses some fantastic technique (shocker coming from a coach's son, right?). He consistently beats the blocker to the punch with his hands, shedding or using counters. His listed 40 time of 4.8 shows up -- he doesn't strike me as much of an edge rusher, although he does recognize what's happening in front of him quickly, which can make up for that a little. More of a pure five-tech player, standing up tackles and helping to control gaps inside. But those are the kind of players LSU will need in this style of defense. He makes some nice hustle plays down the field as well.
The interesting sub-plot here ties back to LSU taking Tory Carter on Saturday. He appears to be a fullback all the way, meaning he almost certainly took Ben Miles' spot in this class. Moffitt may have wanted to get things locked up quickly.