LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette on Thursday confirmed the signing of safety Ed Paris, a four-star rated prospect from Mansfield, Texas.

Paris signed a financial aid agreement with LSU last week, reported then by The Advocate.

Paris, who will enroll in January, used a new exception to an NCAA policy allowing high school seniors who plan to enroll in college early to sign early, binding the school to the recruit.

Parkway High quarterback Brandon Harris was the first to sign early earlier this month.

Paris, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder and good friend of LSU cornerback Jalen Mills, is rated as high as the third-best player at his position nationally. He’ll likely play cornerback at LSU.

Paris was born in New Orleans. His family evacuated to Texas two days before Hurricane Katrina flooded their Ward 7 home.

“We had like eight feet of water,” Paris said.

Read more about Paris and Harris in this blog post.