Saahdiq Charles

Saahdiq Charles

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Saahdiq Charles

THE VITALS

Position: Guard

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.' ”