In his 30-plus years on the Acadiana High football staff, Ted Davidson never remembered a freshman starting — until Bry’Kiethon Mouton came along three years ago.
“That kind of says who he is,” said Davidson, who enters his 10th year as head coach.
Mouton, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound tight end, committed to LSU’s 2015 class on Friday, giving his verbal, non-binding pledge to defensive coordinator John Chavis at 5 p.m. It ended a lengthy recruiting process that included offers from Alabama, Ole Miss and Miami.
Mouton is rated three stars and is the No. 19 best tight end in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. He becomes LSU’s 15th commit of the 2015 class, a group ranked 11th nationally according to 24/7 Sports.
LSU recruited Mouton as a hybrid player. He could play slot receiver, tight end and fullback, he said.
“I always bring intensity during the whole game and I can make big plays in big moments to put the team in great position,” Mouton said.
He primarily served as a blocking tight end for Davidson’ run-oriented offense at Acadiana.
“Extremely good blocker. Great smooth hands,” Davidson said. “I think LSU wants to use him as an H-back/tight end. He fits into that mold pretty good.”
Mouton is a forward on the Acadiana basketball team, something that helps his hands, Davidson said.
Mouton participated in LSU’s high school camps last week. He was offered a scholarship in the spring, he said.
Mouton is the second tight end commit to the 2015 class.
Shipley, Womack sign FAAs
Two 2015 commitments signed financial aid agreements with LSU on Friday.
Texas tight end Hanner Shipley and Mississippi offensive tackle Matt Womack used a 1-year-old NCAA policy to ink with the Tigers early.
Implemented last year, financial aid agreements allow high school seniors who plan to enroll early to sign with the school starting Aug. 1. Financial aid agreements bind the school to the player and allow coaches from that school to have unlimited communication with that player.
Cornerback Ed Paris and quarterback Brandon Harris used them last year.
A three-star rated signee from Marble Falls, Texas, Shipley committed to LSU in January over Texas and UCLA. Womack, a three-star prospect from Hernando, Mississippi, chose the Tigers over offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.
They’ll enroll in January.