Measurables: 6-foot-5, 314 pounds
High school: Madison-Ridgeland Academy
Hometown: Madison, Miss.
Committed: May 24, 2016
247Sports position rank: 19
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
AT A GLANCE
Charles’ mother is from New Orleans, giving him a close connection to LSU that led to such an early commitment. He gave his pledge to the Tigers in May before a handful of teams (Tennessee and Ole Miss among them) even offered a scholarship. His experience on the defensive line — he played defensive tackle at MRA — could help him with the Tigers.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Charles was one of the top 12 players in the state of Mississippi, landing on The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen this past summer. … Charles made the newspaper’s all-state football team as well.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“The thing that separates him without a doubt is the agility and just being able to move,” Madison-Ridgeland Academy coach Herbert Davis told The Clarion-Ledger. “I think his ability to move so well is the first thing that was like ‘Wow.’ We looked at each other as coaches and said, ‘Wow, this kid can really move.' ”