Position: Running back
Measurables: 5-foot-7, 191 pounds
High school: Catholic
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Committed: Feb. 13, 2016
247Sports position rank: 5 (all-purpose back)
247Sports rating: 3 stars
AT A GLANCE
The local running back committed to the Tigers last February, but he reopened his recruitment in December before the new LSU staff secured him again. Edwards-Helaire is the fourth Baton Rouge-area running back to sign in the past six classes, joining Derrius Guice (Catholic), Nick Brossette (U-High) and Jeremy Hill (Redemptorist).
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Made second team all-district as a senior. … Had more than 900 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns during his senior year. ... Ran for more than 3,000 yards during his high school career.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“Clyde Edwards-Helaire is very shifty, and he’s very powerful for his size. We saw him become the first player for Catholic High to see time as a freshman, and he was playing on a team that had Derrius Guice. So I think what he bring is a good amount of strength and just a good combination of speed and athleticism.” — 247Sports’ Shea Dixon