Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire

THE VITALS

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